Remote Open Studio: Julie O'Sullivan
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About the Event
"I have been knitting and sewing since I was a child, mostly making functional items (clothes and household items). My interests have expanded beyond simply making finished products to exploring how to transform sheep's fleece into yarn or how to dye fabric and fiber with homemade natural dyes using leaves, flowers, and food waste.
These traditional processes require imagination, patience and lots of time, often yielding breathtaking and surprising results. There is something magical about immersing wool or fiber into a pot full of dye and having no idea how it will turn out. I've been lucky to share my interests with adults through impromptu knitting lessons at work or spinning demos through 4H at the Dutchess County Fair and New York Sheep and Wool Festival. During the pandemic, my kitchen stove and dining room table have served as my textile studio, demonstrating that anyone can do this with a few pieces of equipment."
Remote Open Studio is an online program hosted by a rotating group of Works staff, instructors, and local artists to support our community of makers during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a casual, social event. You are welcome to stay for the whole time, or drop in for just a little while.