If you follow Sea Island Indigo on Facebook then you'll know that a couple of months ago I posted that I was moving. Well, finally, I've moved to Athens, Georgia. There were many reasons for the move and I won't bore you with them. I'm excited about my new home that's a gracious turn of the century farm house attached to a five acre urban farm about two miles from downtown Athens. There is space to grow indigo as well as other dye plants and herbs and also a couple of out buildings that I'm cleaning out and starting to set up as studio/class room space, one looks like maybe it was an old store and has a wonderful warm feel to it. Finally I have space to host everything from Indigo Dye Days and intensives to in depth workshops on all natural dyes. I will also be offering a course of herbal studies with my friend Pat Harpell of the South Carolina Herbal Society.
Please know that the work started in Charleston with Dr. Brian Ward and Clemson's Coastal Research and Education Center will continue, in fact, it's progressing much faster than I ever imagined! Soon we will have a domestic source of natural indigo! This summer I will be traveling back and forth between Athens, Charleston and Savannah, Ga.
Over the next month I'll be adding a calendar and reworking the website to reflect my new home. I look forward to meeting many of you and welcoming you here!