Pelicans – Seasonal Workers of Star Island // Photography Book

It’s finally here! The book has landed.

Last year, Anna Solo and I decided we would create a photography book about the seasonal workers (nicknamed Pelicans) of Star Island. I am extremely proud of what we put together with the help of illustrator, Elizabeth DeJure Wood, our editors — Matt and Chloe Kanner of PortsmouthNH.com, and the book designer — Matt Ralph of Plainspoke.

Join us for the book release party on Tuesday, July 2nd from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at Brick & Barn Real Estate Group in the West End of Portsmouth, NH. Thank you to Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza and Craft Beer for donating pizza for our party!!! ๐Ÿ•

A limited number of books will be available for sale at the release party. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the book go to Star Island Corp.

Brick & Barn Real Estate Group, Portsmouth, NH

Click the screenshot below to read the full press release. โฌ‡๏ธ

Below is a sneak peek of the photos included in the book. ๐Ÿ“ธ
Click below to view the full images in a slideshow.

UPDATE: OUR BOOK WAS FEATURED ON NH CHRONICLE!

Dye Workshop – Sept 20th @ Port City Makerspace

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 10.28.12 AMRegistration is open!

Half-Day Hand-Dye Workshop
Saturday, September 20th
11am-5pm
Port City Makerspace
68 Morning Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
REGISTER HERE

Join me for a fun and relaxed hand dyeing workshop. To start, we will mix a soda ash bath and prep squares of fabric. We will review folding and tying techniques. Both immersion dyeing and multicolored direct application dyeing will be covered. Students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to bring personal projects to work on (aprons, socks, shirts, pillowcases, towels, etc.) This is a great opportunity to make a personal holiday present for a friend or family member. Just remember — your personal items need to be made of natural materials, like cotton, silk or linen.

This past May, I participated in a workshop with the modern master of tie-dyeing, Shabd Simon-Alexander.ย  Shabd even taught Martha Stewart how to tie-dye!ย  I learned so much in Shabd’s workshop, but the best thing that I learned was how fun and meditative dyeing can be. When all the measuring and prep work is done it’s just about working with your hands and playing with color.

I hope you can join in the fun! xo jam

Question? email me at recovergirl360@gmail.com

P.S. The last hour or so of the class is for students to work on personal projects. If you need to skip out a little early, you can.

Dye Inspiration from Emily Hadden

Emily-Hadden-Dye-JobsI can’t wait to play with dye again.ย  I am inspired by the work of Emily Hadden. Did I tell you that I’m teaching a dye workshop at Port City Makerspace on Saturday September 20th.ย  The Workshop will only be $35 and you can bring personal projects to work on.ย  I know, right?ย  And the money raised goes to support Port City Makerspace.ย  More details very soon. Email me at recovergirl360@gmail.com if you have any questions.