Adult Workshops

Photo courtesy of Laura Sansone

Community Textiles Project

The Community Textiles Project is a series of events that will teach community members how to harvest, process, create natural dyes and dye fibers. Sewing techniques and methods for mending will also be explored. Through collaboration and skill building, it is our goal to help people breathe new life into old garments and textiles in an effort to transform our local textile economy. 

The Community Textiles Project is a collaboration between Common Ground Farm, Textile Lab, Beetle and Fred, and Diana Mae Flowers, with generous support from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legistaturte and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. 


Mending Workshop

Beacon Farmers' Market, Veteran's Place, Beacon, NY

October 21st, 10am to 3pm $10 per item

Drop-ins are welcome! Scholarships are available!

Bring your moth eaten sweaters, ripped jeans, and anything else hiding in your closet that needs repair and repurpose! Laura Sansone of Textile Lab and Katy Hope of Beetle and Fred will be there to help you mend your clothes with felting and sewing techniques! To pay and register click here.


Sewing with Naturally Dyed Materials

Beetle and Fred, 171 Main Street, Beacon, NY 

November 4th, 10am to 1pm $65

Participants will use dyed fabric scraps to sew a  kantha-style pillow top, bag, or wall hanging where the swatches are layered on a backing and then hand stitched. To pay and register click here.



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