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Drop Forge & Tool  handcraft workshops & creative residencies Hudson, NY

#fbf to last year this time when @ebbandflood was here for the first time and took the photo to make this portrait of us. So glad to have one with that big sweet beast we miss so much. #thelifeofmarx Thank you Brian!!

#zinnias and friends from @letterboxfarmers . CSA pick up day is my favorite day.

Opening tonight at 442 Warren Street. Come see Radiant Network, the work @_katie.ford_ made during her recent residency at @wsworkshop . 5:30 to 8pm. It's our monthly Handcraft Night as well, so there will be snacks and good company if you want to bring a project and hang out! Katie's work will be up in the workshop space until Aug 15. Open by chance and by appt. DM me if you want to come by! Photo of Katie at work by @wsworkshop
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Radiant Network, Ford’s most recent body of work, was created during her time as a studio resident at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. The large, layered monoprints explore transparency, saturated color, and visual haze as tools to construct and reflect emotional landscapes. This series builds from Ford’s practice of creating textiles, objects, and works on paper that speak to the ways we navigate our social and spatial relationships.
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Katie Ford is a mixed media visual artist currently based in the Hudson Valley, NY. Ford has shown nationally, and her work has been supported by residencies at the Icelandic Textile Center, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Elsewhere, Cabin Time, and the Charlotte Street Foundation, among others. She holds a BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis. .
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@_katie.ford_ ’s new monoprint work from her residency at @wsworkshop will be gracing our spaces at 442 Warren Street from July 18-August 15. 👁🙌🍑 Join us for the opening on Wednesday, July 18 5:30 to 8pm! It’s the same eve as our regularly scheduled #handcraftnight, so bring a project to work on and hang out! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you can’t make it on Wednesday but want to come by and see Katie’s work we’ll be setting up some open hours, and you can always contact us directly to make an appt.

Sign up now to reserve a spot for Friday the 13th! Coloring party with @lumpland and her beautiful new coloring book. Link to sign up in profile! @lumplandcoloringbooks
Repost from @lumpland : I draw because it heals me🦋I color because it relaxes me🐙I make art because it gets me out of my head🧠Making things is my compulsion and my medicine. I love doing it alone and still sometimes I need to be around other people to really focus. Come to my coloring workshop @dropforgeandtool on July 13th where I’ll try to share this experience and the many benefits of it. I created a coloring book for you but feel free to bring whatever book or paper you want ✍🏻✍🏻✍🏻link in profile to reserve your spot. .
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#artismedicine #creativepractice #grouparttherapy #coloringbookforadults

Design, Carve, Print with @jenhewett ! If you missed our sold out Block Printing on Fabric workshop with Jen a few weeks ago, she is offering her online course again starting on August 18. Early bird registration rate thru July 17. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s not exactly like having Jen in the same room, but pretty damn close. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Love this pile of Jen’s well made and much used blocks. 📸
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Come see and hear our current artist residents on Wednesday eve 7/11 at 7pm at 442 Warren Street. We’ll have a reading by co-authors Mark Nigara and Geoff Diesel and a performance by Mike Durkin.
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We definitely live by the words: start before you are ready. Because our idea of readiness often translates into overworked and rigid. Choosing one thing instead of leaving all the options open. .
Our spaces have a very unfinished feel to them. That is intentional. We want our rooms to support the creative energy in them, to embody the idea of potential and possibility.
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Works-in-progress have this energy. Some weirdness, some courage, some magic. .
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Crocheted a little scrappy piece to add to @thecatskillkiwi ‘s community sculpture at #celebrateroxbury today. A beautiful day for some outdoor makery! See the whole piece in our story....

NEXT FRIDAY. Come celebrate @lumpland ‘s new coloring book with a soothing evening of coloring with Emily. $10 gets you in the door, $40 gets you in plus a copy of the @lumplandcoloringbooks ! Snacks and festive end of week beverages included. We know how to CHILL. Join us! Link to sign up on profile.
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Poppies and nasturtiums and borage for bundle dyeing on Sunday. 🌸🌼🌿 Due to the HOT HOT HOT weather forecasted for Sunday, we’ve moved our sold out Natural Dye Retreat with @salt_and_still to the cooler climes of our air conditioned workshop space! #saynotoheatstroke 🌸🌼🌸🌿 But we didn’t want our students to miss out on all the farm goodness, so @paigeofcontent and I took advantage of the temperate morning and the generosity of our pals at @letterboxfarmers to gather some petals and other dyestuffs for the workshop . Looking forward to seeing what these colors can do! #bringtheoutsidein #naturaldye #bundledyeing #makerworkshops #dropforgeandtool #hudsonny

New #makeyourowndress needed new accessories. @ericakanefink to the rescue!!

Handstitched banner with our new logo by @stellarlunar is done! (-ish). You can see it in person all weekend long at #hresummer market by the river in Hudson. Also, a few more beautiful things we have for sale: @lumpland ‘s coloring book, @wrb_woodwork ‘s spoons and a few sweet prints by @caitlin_a_parker .

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