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Hapa Zome: Mother's Day Flower Pounding

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Spend the day bonding over a fun new creative activity with your mama or special someone in your life. Come to this all-inclusive celebration, led by the bluest i, and leave with a fun new creative skill.

In this class you will learn about a special method of natural dyeing with flowers called Hapa Zome. Also known as flower pounding, Hapa Zome is a Japanese technique for naturally coloring and patterning cloth that has been practiced for centuries. By pounding each flower into the cloth, a detailed textile print can be created using all natural materials.

Each participant will receive two tea towels and a plethora of flowers, provided by She Loves Me, to work with. All materials provided.

Tickets: $45 | two for $85

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Please email sophie.kanter@gmail.com with questions about the course.

Your Host, Sophie Kanter

I am inspired by nature, traditional crafts, and slow fashion. I began my journey with natural dyes in 2014. Through a desire for a new wardrobe free of visible stains, I dyed my own clothing at first. I expanded to anything I could get my hands on, exploring different types of fabrics and plants. The next year, I enriched myself in the textile community in the San Francisco Bay Area, learning from and being inspired by some truly amazing artists. I continued my art education by attending craft and folk schools around the country, focusing on indigo and natural dyes.

My current art practice focuses on using local and seasonal dye plants. With my practice has come a deeper understanding of sustainability. Each day I tune into plants a little bit more, especially aware of how the dye process is a continuation of the life cycle of the plant itself. 

When I'm not dyeing I'm taking pictures of flowers, cuddling with my family's dog, Taj Mahal, and staring at plants. I also love to draw and do other crafts, especially with friends. I am massively inspired by the artists around me. I can't wait to share more with you!