A few weeks ago, when the Sherpa fire was raging in the El Capitan Canyon and the indigo dip dyeing workshop was cancelled because of it (it was set to take place outdoors, in one of the greenhouses at the Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm), I was determined to find another workshop to go to in its place. The babysitter was already scheduled, and I was itching to get my hands dirty making one kind of a creative mess or another. The ever trusted instagram came to the rescue and led me to jump in the car with a friend and take a day trip to LA to take a screen printing workshop at The Line Hotel in Koreatown, hosted by the hotel's gift shop, Poketo. The hotel, incidentally, has its own greenhouse. It is perched on the second floor roof terrace, next to the pool, and houses Commissary, one of the three eating spots at the hotel. We had an hour or so to spare before the workshop started, so we indulged in lunch and an early afternoon cocktail.
The workshop was held in one of the vacant hotel suites on the 8th floor. The creative duo Home Work from Melbourne brought pre-made silk screens and inks, so all we had to do is create our own patterns on tea towels and totes. The screens were washed in the bathroom and dried with hairdryers periodically.