Edric Ong is coming to Earthues July 18th and 19th!


“Creating landscape shibori using stamping and clamp technique with natural indigo and other dyes from plants indigenous to Seattle.”

image001Edric Ong, internationally known textile authority, author, and designer, will be leading workshops in design and natural dyes at Earthhues in Seattle. Edric Ong is renowned for his accomplishments in supporting and sustaining the arts and crafts of indigenous peoples. He has been recognized with many international awards in both categories of his work including the prestigious Aid to Artisans Advocate Award and the Mercedes Benz/Stylo Malaysian Designer of the Year Award in 2009.

Edric Ong will be leading workshops in design (Thursday afternoon, July18th) and natural dyes (Friday morning and afternoon, July 19th) followed by a trunk show on Friday from 5-7pm at Michele Wipplinger’s Earthues in Ballard (call 206-789-1065 for info).

Less well known are Edric’s skills as a dresser for his models, using his latest creations and natural accessories in scores of international fashion shows. In a free program at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Saturday afternoon, July 20th, 1-3PM, Edric will give a presentation on the sarong, including a demonstration with volunteer models (both female and male) showing, step-by-step, how you can wrap and tie this simple and comfortable garment in more than a dozen different ways.


David McLanahan, Jungle Arts and Flora (www.jungleartsandflora.com) and SDA member was instrumental in bringing Eric to Seattle.  For more information contact David at jungleartsanflora@comcast.net.

Anacortes’ “Arts at the Port” Festival Opens July 27th

Beat the heat and head out to Anacortes to see the work of 47 regional artists including SDA member, Dorothy McGuineess.

 “Art at the Port”  opens Sat July 27th 6-8pm. It runs through the Anacortes Arts Festival Aug 2-4th.

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