Cynthia has been a professional fiber artist for over thirty-five years and gives workshops and talks at the farm and around New England. She is considered an authority on the art of vat dyeing with indigo using both urine and chemical reducers. She also teaches and lectures on Ikat weaving, spinning on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel, making felt balls, and other related topics. For more information on types and fees for workshops, please contact Cynthia.
The indigo workshop is a one full day workshop covering urine dye, chemically reduced dye, and fresh indigo the students pick. Sometimes we dye yarn but the photos are of students’ batik on cotton.
Spinning workshops vary from a short two hour drop spindle lesson to several full days taking the fleece from the sheep to the skein including skirting, washing, picking, carding, spinning, plying, skeining.