Mount Pleasant Region, A.U.
India's hands © India FlintArtist, writer, and botanical alchemist, India Flint has been on my radar since I met her in early 2009 while we were both in a master class given by Dorothy Caldwell. Throughout that week, I watched India create one of the most glorious pieces of cloth as she quietly and deliberately kept stitching newly dyed fabric each day. Curious to learn how she achieved her results, I decided to attend a workshop under her instruction this past summer at Shakerag.
Her methods have changed my decision making about how I create art. Interested? You can learn more too!
Her newest book, Eco Colour Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles has been released in the United States. If you have the the desire to use less caustic/toxic chemicals in your own artwork (and who isn't?) then this is the book for you. I've read it cover-to-cover and have experimented with using plant materials found right outside my door with favorable results.
If you're not familiar with her work, please click on any of these links to be transported to her world of wonder: her website here or blog here and her world-wide sewing circle here
She is a featured artist in the current issue of FiberArts Magazine.
You can learn from India herself in the new year. She'll be teaching in a wide range of places throughout the world: from New Zealand to Switzerland and from Wisconsin to Maine. See her complete 2011 teaching schedule here.
I hope you immerse yourself in this good book and find yourself in one of her delightful and professionally fulfilling workshops soon.
Write to me, tell me whether you've attended one of her classes or have read her book, or are part of the world-wide sewing circle.
I'd love to hear from you!