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Tarot for Yourself  with Gina Wisotzky - SOLD OUT!
Sunday,  January 28 • 5-7pm • $30 per person

Learn how to use tarot as a tool for self-discovery. In this class participants will use the tarot to look inward, learning how to cultivate a relationship with their decks and create personalized and insightful readings. Leave the class with information about your personality cards, suggestions for creating a peaceful space for your readings, and hands-on practice reading for yourself. Best-suited for those with a working knowledge of tarot.
 

Communication Lab at INDIO • Letter Writing Night
Thursday, February 8 • 7-8:30pm • Free 

Let’s create a practice together. We’ll hold a quiet space, so you can come and put pen to paper and let's see what happens. This "time" and "space" is free. Kate Kyle will be in the shop with paper and writing utensils, and stamps. This will be a regular addition to the Indio schedule, plan on joining us the 2nd Thursday of each month for some writing time. If you think you will be attending please sign up thru Eventbrite so we can plan for how many people are coming and if you give us your email we will be able to write you and tell you more about what to expect. Signing up isn't required, we hope to see you in the shop either way. 

 

Jewelry Making Workshop with Rachel Calhoun of Wind Blown Jewelry - SOLD OUT! 
Thursday, February 15 • 6:30-8:30pm • $46 per person

The Half Moon studs are a Wind Blown fan favorite.  But have you ever wondered how they’re made? Join Rachel Calhoun of Wind Blown Jewelry for a fun evening of bending, shaping, and soldering your own customized pair of Half Moon (or Whole Moon, or Waning Moon, or Waxing Moon….) studs. Each participant will leave with a new pair of stud earrings, knowledge of the metalsmithing creative process, and a new friend or two! All materials and instructions will be provided. 

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Communication Lab at INDIO • Letter Writing Night
Thursday, March 8 • 7-8:30pm • Free 

Let’s create a practice together. We’ll hold a quiet space, so you can come and put pen to paper and let's see what happens. This "time" and "space" is free. Kate Kyle will be in the shop with paper and writing utensils, and stamps. This will be a regular addition to the Indio schedule, plan on joining us the 2nd Thursday of each month for some writing time. If you think you will be attending please sign up thru Eventbrite so we can plan for how many people are coming and if you give us your email we will be able to write you and tell you more about what to expect. Signing up isn't required, we hope to see in the shop either way. 

 

Indigo Dyeing with Nathan Somers
Sunday,  March 25 • 2-5pm • $45 per person

Nathan's back to teach this popular class! He will demonstrate how to use Indigo dye to achieve varying depths of color from a single dye vat and experiment with patterning techniques. Material for experimentation and 1 tea towel for a final project will be provided. You can bring up to 4 items that are light in color and made of cotton, linen, or silk to dye also. Wash items before bringing them to remove anything that might impede the dying process. Wear clothes that aren’t important or an apron as this process is messy. 

 

Communication Lab at INDIO • Letter Writing Night
Thursday, April 12 • 7-8:30pm • Free 

Let’s create a practice together. We’ll hold a quiet space, so you can come and put pen to paper and let's see what happens. This "time" and "space" is free. Kate Kyle will be in the shop with paper and writing utensils , and stamps. This will be a regular addition to the Indio schedule, plan on joining us the 2nd Thursday of each month for some writing time. If you think you will be attending please sign up thru Eventbrite so we can plan for how many people are coming and if you give us your email we will be able to write you and tell you more about what to expect. Signing up isn't required, we hope to see in the shop either way. 

 

Indigo Dyeing with Nathan Somers
Sunday,  April 22  • 2-5pm • $45 per person

This class is so popular we're doing it twice! Nathan will demonstrate how to use Indigo dye to achieve varying depths of color from a single dye vat and experiment with patterning techniques. Material for experimentation and 1 tea towel for a final project will be provided. You can bring up to 4 items that are light in color and made of cotton, linen, or silk to dye also. Wash items before bringing them to remove anything that might impede the dying process. Wear clothes that aren’t important or an apron as this process is messy.

 

OUR FABULOUS TEACHERS


Gina Wisotzky is a tarot reader and natural perfumer based in Durham, North Carolina. She has been reading tarot for fifteen years and loves sharing its inspiration and guidance with others. She offers warm and insightful readings in-person and online through her business, Incandescent Tarot that focuses on tarot as a tool for self-discovery and empowerment.

Nathan Somers is an elementary school teacher and has been working with natural fibers and dyes for the past 8 years. His inspiration comes from antique Japanese indigo dyed fabrics and their extensive use of unusual fibers such as, wisteria, kudzu, ramie, nettle, and upland cotton. Nathan grows and forages many of these fibers and uses them to spin and weave.

Gillian Rose Galdy is a Durham native and floral designer. Gillian started growing flowers from seed to bloom on Sol Patch Farm, which led to her dedication to sourcing local and ethically grown blooms from the Piedmont area. With a background in fine art, she brings a trained eye and artists' creative passion to her floral design. As a printmaker, attention to meticulous detail, color and composition became habit; Gillian's training and practice crossed over to her love of arranging flowers. Gillian looks to each arrangement, bouquet and crown as their own work of art deserving of their own attention to detail and care. Gillian was trained in floral design by Stephanie Garrett, AIFD, NCCPF, CFD from 2013 to 2014. She received a BFA in Printmaking from Guilford College in 2010.

Diana Cathcart  is the owner and designer behind The Textile Creative, LLC. She is a clothing and textile designer who avidly supports the ethical fashion community through her use of natural fiber materials and constant practice in natural dyeing. When she is not arm-deep in a newly fermented vat of indigo, Diana can be found teaching fiber arts to youth and adults in our community or selling her products at local markets. She lives in Durham with her husband, sons and a handful of furry friends.

Lindsay Perry crafts the healing potions of Full Flower Herbs from her home in Durham. Lindsay wildcrafts with a bias for abundant, weedy plants, and reverence for plant communities. She also sources herbs from her garden and local sustainable farmers, to create truly sustainable, high quality herbal medicine. She learned to make and use plant medicine through study with local and regional teachers, including Kim Calhoun and the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Lindsay is happiest tending her herb garden or filling a basket with wild medicinal flowers. Helping others find plant allies and deepen their connection to nature and Mama Earth are pretty wonderful too.

 

SOME PAST CLASSES

Intro to Loom Weaving
Ever wonder how tapestries are made? This class will take a peak into the magic world of weaving. In this intro to hand weaving class, students will use frame looms to create one of a kind tapestries. Students will learn how to wind their looms along with basic weaving stitches including plain weave and tapestry weave. We will explore how to create shapes within our weavings and how to use color to create dynamic effects. Students will learn how to take their weavings off the loom and hang them from wooden dowels. Beware, this ancient art is totally addicting! You will be able to take your loom so you can make weavings to your heart's content.
 

Modern Calligraphy 101
Join the handwriting craze by learning the basics of modern calligraphy. Radhika McDiarmid of Durham Made will introduce students to the tools necessary to start this addictive new activity. In the class you will get a feel for letter forms and learn some of the different strokes used in dip pen calligraphy. Bring your favorite quote in and at the end of class you can leave with it beautifully written on archival card stock.

 

Herbalism 101: Versatile Medicinal Herbs, Teas, and Tinctures
Join Lindsay of Full Flower Herbs to meet a few trusted and versatile herbal allies, including plants that offer support for stress and anxiety, allergies, inflammation, colds and other infections, digestive upset, and more. This class is designed to set you up with a basic foundation of knowledge about herbalism, a small working materia medica—basically your herbal repertoire—and the skills and resources to make your own teas and tinctures. Lindsay will demonstrate making a tea to enjoy during class, and we will craft a tincture using fresh medicinal herbs for each person to take home.

 

Classes are held at Indio at Brightleaf Square.
No experience needed and all materials included.

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