dippin’ and pushin’ and pickin’ and plantin’

we are in the final days preparing for our first annual natural dye workshop. this means readying ourselves and our space to host and teach one of our favorite skills.


the to do list documenting what needs to be done to make this happen is too scary to share. i just want to take the briefest moment to start this week with a big, virtual, full of love and encouragement hug to all of you out there. for the teachers and mamas and papas and students transitioning to the school year: deep breath. to the farmers and farmwives planting the fall gardens while still picking summer fruits: deep breath. to each and every one of you taking multi tasking to a level you might never have even thought of before:  deep breath.

happy monday, love you all, blue is good.


right now:: 2015 blue

the japanese indigo is ready.  the dyeing season is officially underway. ready or not, we are turning it blue.

2015blueday one a total success. join us if you dare…

The Magic of Blue

an introduction to natural dyeing

at The Farm Stay at Hill & Hollow

Saturday August 22, 2015


Join us at Hill & Hollow Farm for a day of dyeing with our farm’s own organically grown Japanese Indigo. We will guide you through the whole process from harvesting indigo leaves, preparing the dye vat, readying the yarn, and finally dyeing the skein blue. From start to finish, this workshop will offer you hands-on experience with natural dyeing. In addition, there will also be weaving demonstrations and opportunities to work with raw fleece and learn about wool processing, . Participants will be provided an organic farm to table morning snack and lunch, and take home their own skein of indigo-dyed wool yarn.

Instructors: Robin Verson and Deanna Perlman

Cost: $250 per person

due to the hands-on nature of this process, the class is limited to 10 participants

working scholarships are available so if you are unable to attend for financial reasons, please contact us

a deposit of $50 is required to hold your place

children under 12 are welcome free of charge

limited accommodations available for overnight guests

hhcsa@scrtc.com  www.hillandhollowfarm.com  270.432.0567