One Day Mini Makerie with Tif Fussell | September 21, 2016 | Lyons, Colorado

patching-and-piecing-5a.jpg
patching and piecing 2.JPG
patching and piecing 2_cropped.jpg
patching and piecing 3.JPG
patching and piecing 1.jpg
patching and piecing 4.jpg
patching and piecing 5.jpg
For-a-Gathering-124.jpg
19_cropped.jpg
_MG_6797.jpg
Casie-Zalud-Photographer---Makerie-Summer-Series-0111.jpg
Casie-Zalud-Photographer---Makerie-Summer-Series-0131.jpg
patching and piecing 6.jpg
patching-and-piecing-5a.jpg
patching and piecing 2.JPG
patching and piecing 2_cropped.jpg
patching and piecing 3.JPG
patching and piecing 1.jpg
patching and piecing 4.jpg
patching and piecing 5.jpg
For-a-Gathering-124.jpg
19_cropped.jpg
_MG_6797.jpg
Casie-Zalud-Photographer---Makerie-Summer-Series-0111.jpg
Casie-Zalud-Photographer---Makerie-Summer-Series-0131.jpg
patching and piecing 6.jpg
sold out

One Day Mini Makerie with Tif Fussell | September 21, 2016 | Lyons, Colorado

245.00
Add To Cart
 

 ABOUT

We are thrilled to announce an afternoon and evening mini Makerie this fall in Lyons, Colorado on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Lyons Farmette with extraordinary artist and crafter, Tif Fussell aka Dottie Angel.

The term ‘boro’ comes from Japan and the ancient art of patching clothing with indigo fabric and many small stitches. This was done out of necessity. The sewing and weaving techniques made each garment unique as generation after generation continued to mend the same garment and place their own mark upon it. Most of us at some point in our youth patched our jeans with either more denim or colorful fabrics to make them unique. The art of patching and piecing seems to go hand in hand with the slow stitch movement of late. Spend an afternoon with Tif, a pile of patches, and your denim pants on a beautiful farm where we will begin to add layers of indigo and fabric along with embroidery and slow stitching. If you do not wish to patch denim pants, then a shirt, a jacket, a pair of overalls or a skirt would also work perfectly. They do not have to have tears in them, although brilliant if they do, the more distressed the better!

After spending quality time patching and piecing, we will partake in a very special evening under the stars with a farm-to-table dinner. It will surely be an experience to remember!

WORKSHOP

Learn the art of patching and piecing with special small stitching techniques

VENUE

The Lyons Farmette is a working organic farm and education center with a mission to support and empower the local food community through workshops, CSA and farm dinners. The Farmette was started by long-time Colorado residents Betsy and Mike. With the intention of establishing a community center in Lyons, Colorado, they have brought together theri passions for art, animals, locally-grown food, education and environmental sustainability. You will usually see Mike on his tractor and Betsy with the goats, hens, aplacas and llama.  is a working organic farm and education center with a mission to support and empower the local food community through workshops, CSA, and farm dinners. The Farmette was started by long-time Colorado residents Betsy and Mike. With the intention of establishing a community center in Lyons, Colorado, they have brought together their passions for art, animals, locally-grown food, education and environmental sustainability. You will usually see Mike on his tractor and Betsy with the goats, hens, alpacas and llama.

EATS

Guests will enjoy a 6-course dinner featuring flavors of the late summer harvest, using local proteins and produce sourced from Boulder’s local farm community and the Farmette.

ACCOMMODATION

If you are traveling from out of town, please email us for hotel recommendations.

SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE for the retreat schedule