Good news! Bjo and Theresa are teaching natural dyeing at Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean in Santa Monica on August 13! Join us for a fun afternoon of Indigo, Cochineal and Onion Skin dyeing and overdyeing. Register soon – this class WILL fill up!
Finances keeping you away from the retreat? We can help. Every year at the retreat, we have a raffle; and at the retreats and Frolics we have Freebie Tables monitored by Shawn, our “ScholarSheep” bank – people take items from the freebie table, and drop a donation into Shawn. Full and partial scholarships are available! Read More
This is a FINAL list of classes. Registered guests will be emailed a sign up form. Wait lists will be maintained. (Updated 6/16/16) Register for the retreat here or learn more about it! Schedule Download a PDF of the schedule Full Class Description List with materials and fees List of Classes Read More
Our next retreat is scheduled, registration is open, and you can submit a class proposal – now it’s time for more big news! I’m happy to announce that Esther Benedict of Belle Estoile will be joining us as a featured teacher! She’s been coming to our events for years, teaching spinning, fleece cleaning, embroidery, and weaving. Read More
We entered (and won!) a contest on Facebook! Welcome to all our new friends, the store is over here!
Thanks to all of your votes and shares, we blew away the 250 vote requirement – and it’s still going up! If I could find you all to thank you personally, I would. It means so much to be considered for a grant – I have some Big Plans for Griffin Dyeworks and a grant Read More
The Mission Main St Grants are open again, and I’ve entered Griffin Dyeworks! We can win up to $100,000 towards our business goals. Here are my goals for Griffin Dyeworks: Short Term: Increase attendance at our annual retreat and bring in “big name” fiber artists Book 3+ offsite dye workshops in a year Long Term: Read More
We are so excited to feature local fiber artist and dyer Kristin Morrison at our retreat this year! Kristin’s quote on her website says it all: “Through the process of foraging and alchemizing plants into natural dyes, I explore the inherent connection of humans with nature, the relationship between us, and how we can draw Read More
Our “Spring String Thing” is coming up fast on March 21! The class list was just finalized and posted here on the website! Remember, you can sign up for classes only if you’re registered for the event. PayPal is currently down in the store, so if that’s your preferred method of payment I added a Read More
As you may have heard, John & Bjo Trimble are taking a step back and have passed Griffin Dyeworks on to their longtime friend and assistant, Theresa Wollenstein (aka me)! I have been helping the Trimbles with Griffin Dyeworks for twelve (!) years at workshops as well as managing their online store. If you’re wondering how these Read More