Homegrown products are a fusion of natural materials that nourish us and keep us warm. Our vegetable dyes are harvested from plants grown on our farm, and our fibers come from the fleece of local sheep, and USDA organic cotton. Homegrown products are homespun, handcrafted and dyed- in- the- wool.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Parsons Students Visit The Sheep & Wool Festival!

Below are images of the amazing day we had at the Dutchess County Sheep & Wool Festival!

Fried Pickles

Sheep shearing

Angora goat

Back at our farm!

Students ride the tractor

Foraging for dye material


Loop De Loop Recycling Event

Below are pictures of the GrowNYC Loop De Loop  Recycling Event at the Union Square Pavilion. Textile Lab dyed market bags made from reclaimed t shirts that were made on site by the Textile Arts Center and  greenmarket shoppers!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Loop De Loop Recycling with Textile Lab

Join Textile lab this Saturday 10/15 at the Union Square pavilion for the Loop De Loop Recycling event! We will be there from 11am-3pm dyeing T-shirt shopping bags with flowers and plants collected from the greenmarket.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Greenpoint Greenmarket!

The lab paid another visit to the Williams­burg and Green­point Green­mar­kets on Sat­ur­day. We made dyes with fen­nel, cilantro and onion skins from Gar­den of Eve organic farm.

Textile Lab at New Green City

The Tex­tile Lab vis­ited the New Green City event spon­sored by GrowNYC  Union Square. We parked next to the City Atlas crew, and made dyes with euca­lyp­tus and cab­bage from the green­mar­ket. We met Johanna from Herbal Gar­den of East NY. See her pic­tured below sport­ing her hand knit­ted coat and hat!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Socrates Greenmarket

A trip to the green­mar­ket at Socrates Sculp­ture Park is a great way to spend a Saturday…nature, art and fresh local pro­duce. We took advan­tage of the veg­etable and flower offer­ings from J. Gle­bocki and Lucky Dog Farms. Dyes were made from sun­flower, zin­nia, fen­nel and onion skins!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Read About Textile Lab/ Inhabitat

Check out the arti­cle writ­ten on Inhab­i­tat about the Tex­tile Lab Projects:

Below are pic­tures of Tex­tile Lab with Par­sons stu­dents at Union Square last Monday:

Students spinning and carding

Making dyes

Houria vis­ited our lab and showed us how she learned to spin and card in her home­land of Algeria

A vis­i­tor named Tasmi demon­strated Tibetan spin­ning and made us a draw­ing of a tra­di­tional Tibetan spindle

We showed vis­i­tors how to spin

Composting our dye material

Par­sons stu­dent Ariel Pat­ter­son explains our project to some vis­i­tors who are hear­ing impaired through sign language

Lab goes back to Parsons