Eco-printing on silk class at the Moore Farms Botanical Gardens in Lake City @moorefarmsbg . Don't miss out! Cut off to register is Tuesday September 26 at 3pm. Go to moorefarmsbg.org/visiting-info/education 🌱🍀🍂🌸🌼
New eco-printing silk scarves coming at shows with or without indigo. They are so fun to create! Nature is amazing! Colors, patterns, shapes are all there available for the artist to use. More workshops coming soon. Website in bio above.
Faces of Soda City: Trahern Cook (@easelcathedral)
If you've attended any type of artistic event, concert, the Soda City Market, or a festival in Columbia there's a good chance that you've seen this man working on a masterpiece. Forty-six year old Columbia native Trahern Cook has been creating his whole life and solidified his career in the 90s after moving to Nashville to illustrate children's literature. According to Cook, he has always wanted to be an artist, he even recalled an instance on the Mr. Knozit Show where he stated that he wanted to be an artist when he grew up.
Cook finds his creative inspiration from simple things such as "kind people and the great outdoors". He finds his physical energy in all things pizza and his favorite beer Green's IPA. His favorite spots in Columbia to draw in positive energy are Main and Gervais streets.
His message to aspiring creatives? "Do it a thousand times and then keep doing it. There's no silver bullet, but if you truly love what you're doing, you'll figure it out".
For more about Trahern's work you can visit his website @ www.studiocampfire.com. Be sure to follow his Instagram for updates @easelcathedral.
There is still time to register for a local color on silk or an eco-printing on silk class this weekend in Columbia. Registration link in bio. If you want to attend both classes, request a discounted rate by email.
Eco-printing workshop is happening Sunday September 17th at CHI design studio. Coffee grinds, avocado skin, lichen, frozen blueberries, flowers, eucalyptus... everything from your garden or your kitchen makes color. Learn how. To register, link in bio.
OUR FIRST LOCAL WORKSHOP. Spend a few hours learning/experimenting with simple natural dye techniques using materials readily available in our kitchens 🥑and in nature 🌿 to create beautiful sustainable natural color 💙💚💛❤️💜 on silk scarves. Colors will be indigo, cochineal (red/pink), lichen (gold orange) and osage orange (yellow)
COLOR SILK & INDIGO WORKSHOP
Saturday September 16
230pm to 630pm
CHI design studio | 3505 Yale Avenue, Columbia
Registration link in the bio.
If you love indigo 🍃, dyeing fabric blue 💙and the history behind the plant 📚 , you will want to come to this special event. Saturday October 7th, from 11 am to 5pm, we will harvest together at Arnold Farms then have lunch 🥗, make a vat and listen to a renown professor from the University of SC on the grounds of this beautiful plantation near Columbia SC @waveringplace . You will not want to miss it and there are only a few spots left. Registration link in the bio.
You've gotta admire @easelcathedral's live painting skills around @columbiasc! We caught him hanging out and capturing the scene @sodacitysc today // How are you spending your Saturday in #colatown ? Our go-to for today:
@sodacitysc this am, $5 wine tasting at @cellarongreene, @craftanddraftbeer's 3 year anniversary with live music from @dearblanca + tasty treats from @citylimitsq and @2fat2flywings , and @wearecolumbia's summer movie series featuring 'Sing' at Finlay park tonight!
TONIGHT IS THE FINAL NIGHT! Come out and enjoy night 5/5 of the 6th annual @colafashionweek ! Come see what we've put together for you tonight! Some of the finest designers and retailers in the Southeast will be showcasing tonight! Tickets are still available at www.columbiafashionweek.com/tickets
Make plans to head to the @colamuseum tomorrow night and welcome @wickedweedbrewing to @columbiasc 🍻 @thewhig will have 10 beers on tap for you to try + @idiotpizza & @drakesduckin 🍕 🍗 + live music by @brosmustache @posttimey @numbtongue_ vinyls from Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation Of Soul 🎤🎶