A Wool Story

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un•BRIDE•led 2017 and the beginning of wedding textiles

Natural DyeingMeghan NavoyComment

10' long recycled cotton and hemp table runners hand dyed a soft brown for the event

little pieces of silk ribbon dyed a soft brown tied the menu pages together. Menus by Leah Moss and photo by Benjamin David

little pieces of silk ribbon dyed a soft brown tied the menu pages together. Menus by Leah Moss and photo by Benjamin David

All the vendors' names were laser cut into reclaimed wood and hung on jute rope. I looved this.

All the vendors' names were laser cut into reclaimed wood and hung on jute rope. I looved this.

120' of hand dyed table runners!

120' of hand dyed table runners!

This last May I participated in Detroit Cultivate's wedding reverie event called un•BRIDE•led. It was my first venture into the wedding world and such a fun event to be a part of. Haley of Detroit Cultivated put on un•BRIDE•led to bring together local Detroit owned businesses that provide wedding materials and services all in one place for brides and grooms to meet and find for their wedding needs.

For the promo photo shoot I dyed silk ribbon and linen table cloths a soft pink. We shot it in the VERY chilly Stroh's warehouse in early March. It was so much fun to meet other wedding industry small businesses owners like Bissou Bridal, Pot and Box, Passionflower Sue, The Royce, Alchemy Henna, Kathryn Ann Bridal Veils, Detroit Rose, Leah MossWolf Moon Mixers and so many more! It was so much fun to work together to collaborate on creating an old warehouse into a beautiful dining table. I love how Benjamin David's photos came out and it was so much fun setting aside my normal A Wool Story work to create some new linens and hand dyed silk ribbons.

 

For the event in May, I created twelve 10' long recycled cotton and hemp table runners and silk ribbon dyed a soft brown to go with the earthy aesthetic of the event. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun! It's so much fun to work together to create a vision and a color scheme to transport the guests into a magical experience with farm to table food and baked goods by Sweet Heather Anne and Bon Bon Bon that are literal works of art as sweets. Leah Moss used the silk ribbon I dyed to tie together the menu pamphlet and vellum cover page. It looked so lovely!! She's such a talented illustrator and calligrapher. 

I really look forward to creating more naturally dyed silk ribbons and table linens for more weddings and special events in the future! It's such an honor to be included in a couples' special day.

naturally dyed silk ribbon to tie the flatware and matching linen napkins. Cocktail by Wolf Moon Mixers and Detroit Distillery.

naturally dyed silk ribbon to tie the flatware and matching linen napkins. Cocktail by Wolf Moon Mixers and Detroit Distillery.

naturally dyed silk ribbon to tie the flatware and matching linen napkins. Calligraphy name cards by Leah Moss.

naturally dyed silk ribbon to tie the flatware and matching linen napkins. Calligraphy name cards by Leah Moss.

naturally dyed silk ribbon to tie the flatware and matching linen napkins. Cocktail by Wolf Moon Mixer and Detroit Distillery.

naturally dyed silk ribbon to tie the flatware and matching linen napkins. Cocktail by Wolf Moon Mixer and Detroit Distillery.

naturally dyed silk ribbon to tie the flatware and matching linen napkins. Calligraphy on the name card by Leah Moss, photo by Benjamin David.

naturally dyed silk ribbon to tie the flatware and matching linen napkins. Calligraphy on the name card by Leah Moss, photo by Benjamin David.