tincture making and bottle weaving
Tincture Making and Bottle Weaving
Friday, January 18th from 6-9pm
Join us for an evening of tincture making using organic plant medicine to create your own personal tincture. We’ll go over the process of crafting the perfect tincture and you’ll have an assortment of herbs to choose from to make a tincture that’s just right for you.
We will also be learning a little bit about bottle weaving with one of our new instructors, Chloë Hight. Chloë will teach students how to weave their tincture bottle using locally gleaned grasses, sedges, weeds and more. Each student will have the opportunity to experiment with different plant widths, textures and colors to create a unique design while exploring fundamental twining and plaiting techniques.
About Chloë: Chloë holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada and currently works as a visual and teaching artist in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in the Columbia River Gorge, Chloë spent her childhood exploring the vast evergreen forests and winding river’s edge. These immersive outdoor experiences are some of the most profound of her life and have taught her different ways of knowing and building a reciprocal relationship with place. In her work as an artist and educator, Chloë explores the stories of place through process and the act of making by hand. She practices a variety of techniques such as textile weaving, plant dyeing, basketry, and paper-making. Chloë’s work is deeply influenced and inspired by her mentors, teachers, and community, including EartHand Gleaner’s Society, Wildcraft Studio School, Rewild Portland, Arts in Education of the Gorge, Young Audiences, The Right Brain Initiative, and many more.