My cousin Johanna, a textile design student at the University of Kansas, who’s interning with me this summer, has a couple of exciting things coming up.

This weekend, she’s giving a demonstration of indigo dyeing at The Texile Museum in Washington DC–the demonstration begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, and includes a tour of indigo pieces at the museum. It’s been really fun to watch her prepare for her demo. She’s sewn fabric swatches with shibori techniques, and created beautiful patterns. This afternoon, we’re going to experiment with dyeing some yarn. (Johanna’s promised to post about the demonstration, with pictures, after it’s all over.)

On July 8th, she is taking off for 10 days with other art students from KU to go teach art in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. She’s bringing all sorts of supplies, and the group is looking for donations so they can leave more art supplies at the orphanage.

The newspaper in her college town of Lawrence, Kansas, has written an article about the trip.

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Johanna’s Summer Adventure