Colors of the Prairie Dye Class

We gathered plants from the Scattergood Prairie to print and dye with..and my-oh-my we had fun. And because we could, we also had an indigo vat (or three) going.


The yellow fabric was made from St. John’s Wort and the Orange is from Coreopsis. Really! The folks in the upper center photo are stirring the organic indigo vat starter.

Winners of the Arts Fest 2015 Drawing


Arts Iowa City drawing winners, Iowa Arts Festival 2015

Winners of the Arts Iowa City drawing for the fine craft objects displayed at the Iowa Arts Festival 2015, as determined in a drawing held on June 10th, were as follows:

The fused glass plate created by Patty Housby of Des Moines was won by Lauree Christman of Iowa City.
The two ceramic mugs created by Shumpei Yamaki of West Branch were won by Carl Geiken of Iowa City.
The natural dyed silk scarf created by Amy Weber of West Branch was won by Paul DeYoung of Iowa City.
The anodized aluminum pins created by Louise Rauh of Iowa City were won by Andrea Wilson of Iowa City, Jennifer Gersten of Tiffin, and Lucy Laurian of Iowa City.

Thank you for participating in our drawing, and for providing us with your views on what you want to see in a Community  Arts Center in Iowa City.

Colors of The Prairie Dye Workshop

The ArtiFactory, Botanical Colors and Scattergood Friends School have teamed up to bring this fantastic workshop to Iowa.
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The Colors of the Prairie: A Natural Dye Workshop at Scattergood Friends School June 27, 28 10 AM to 4 PM West Branch, Iowa 52358 Join us for a two day immersion into natural dyeing u…

Join Us at Arts Fest 2015


We’ll be at Arts Fest in Iowa City this weekend! Drop by the intersection of Washington and Dubuque streets to learn about our progress, enter a drawing for some beautiful handcrafted objects, watch a demo, or just say hi. We’d love to see you and get your input! You can also take our survey to help us create the art center you need!

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