Workshops

Welcome to the workshop offerings for 2022. 
If you can't join us in space and time then you can visit my YouTube page for some free tutorials at Rio Wrenn.
  I am now offering raw dye materials, dye kits and a variety of natural dyed fabric bundles to create your own beautiful work. 
Below are images of previous workshop magic.
Many Blessings! Rio
 

One Day

   

Ritual Making -   Tataki Zome

For 4 hours we will be using collected leaves and petals from local sources to create sacred space and together pound some prints out with hammer and fresh sacrifice.  The goal will be to create herbal sachets with fresh harvested plants such as lavender, rose, and mugwort.  This technique is lots of fun and  it is very simple to create marks with intricate details.

October 9 , 2022-  RAW Studio -More details

 

Ritual Making- Rose Beads

In this 5 hour session we will spend time together learning how to create rose beads from fresh rose petals,  naturally dyeing some textiles, and visualizing how to incorporate other found objects into a talisman. This could become body adornment or a sacred item to hang.  Collectively we will create and share in a way that will bring forth the magic inside you and manifest a sacred object.

June 11, 2022 -    Sold Out- RAW Studio

 

Indigo Basics

Lets talk about the magic of indigo.  From the growing and harvesting to the extraction of leaf to dye, there is no denying the special nature of indigo.  Rio will explain the nature of indigo and demonstrate how to easily create a dye vat that is non toxic.  This vat will yield a blue of many shades.  Together we will create samples and small works of wonder to begin your love affair with indigo.

November 6, 2022- RAW Studio - More details

   

Two Day

Rust Fusion - Grey Scale to Black

This workshop intensive explores techniques practiced by Rio and inspired by the ancient craft of Kalamkari from India. By using natural fibers such and basic elements of iron and  tannins we will explore the magic of printing and dyeing.

These techniques can be used in book making, painting, textile arts, ritual practice, leather arts, weaving of any kind...

This is a natural and ecological method that is quick in its results and has low impact on our environment while at the same time it is fun and nurtures the soul.

August 12,13, 2022- RAW Studio - More details

 

Three Day

Ritual Making

This course is three days total over a two week time lapse.

Mandala

In this three session series we will come together to create a mandala that is personal and magical for each individual.  Connecting with the earth and understanding what that means to you will help to generate inspiration that we will manifest in the form of a mandala.  This sacred symbol is used to meditate and mark sacred space.  Simple made as a square containing a circle we will explore possibilities as to how this can become a personal map or abstract radiating prayer.

We will explore basics with natural dyes, shibori, direct dye or composting, rust printing, and layering techniques.

July 8, 9, 13 2022 -  Sold out -RAW Studio

   

Five Day

This courses is five days total but will be over a three week time lapse.

Ritual Making

In this five session series we will spend 3 hours for 2 consecutive days and then come back for two more 3 hour days followed with a final day together.  This will be an exploration of alchemy with plants and minerals combined with the magnetic pulls of the moon and the star dust of our being.

Together we will practice the art of natural dyeing combined with harvesting and making in alternative ways with intention and love.  This is powerful fuel for our souls.  I will be combining techniques such as immersion dye, indigo, composting, shibori and printing with rust and thicken dye.  We will also practice with stitching and construction.

Launching in 2023  - Offered on zoom- details coming soon

 

Past Workshops