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Mystery Eggs For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner and so we thought we’d give you a fun way to sweeten the deal with a chocolate mystery eggs. The reason for the penguin design is that it is the penguin dads that care for the eggs through harsh winters. Its a perfect way to tell someone thanks for all their care over the years. We’re including a note and one of our 3D printed lapel pins in this egg.

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Floral Printmaking With Potatoes

R+D was invited to share a Hands On tutorial for The WonderMart. The WonderMart is community driven retail shop that features handmade goods from New York State. R+D is just one of the brands on their artisan roster—there is a wide range of makers that you can shop from at thewondermart.com and eventually, at in person events again.

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Sew a Bag

A couple of weeks ago we tried out Shibori — Shibori is a resist dying technique. Traditional shibori has multiple ways to fold, sew, loop, or wrap fabric before dying. It is commonly done in an Indigo vat, which we love because that makes this plant based and biodegradable. The whole process uses a whole lot of old school chemistry and, for us, many elements of surprise! As a result, I’ve had a some dyed fabric ready to get used up so here's how I made a little bag for holding some of my projects. You can also use this for a lunchbag or picnics!

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