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Presented in three, 3-day sessions this course focuses on learning the techniques and exploiting the dramatic design impact of beads and stitching. Particular attention is paid to color ways, patterns, beaded stitches and decorative beaded edges. Students will find satisfaction in expressing their own tastes while compiling a reference book that stands as its own artistic work. View the Course Brochure for full details. 30 July - 1 August, 1 - 3 October, & 2 - 4 December 2017 (3…Find out more »
Tsujigahana (also commonly referred to as yuuzen) is one of the most fluid and expressive forms of Japanese paste-resist dyeing: It is a free-style method where resist is squeezed from a paper tube to block out areas of color, evoking mood and feeling through the movement of line, while color is applied around and over the resist to bring life and flowing contrast to the design. Learn the basics of this inspiring marriage of shibori and hand-painting while working with…Find out more »
Textile Odyssey Tour to Myanmar Jan./Feb. 2018 Main Tour: Textiles and Temples in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake (Jan. 13 - Jan. 25) Extension Tour: Rakhine, Khami, Mro, and Laytu Chin Weavers in Sittwe/Mrauk U (Jan. 25 – Jan. 31) Extension Tour: Hill Tribes in Kengtung, Shan State (Jan. 31 – Feb. 5) Main Tour: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake –Yangon (Jan. 13 - Jan. 25) Discover Myanmar’s unique and intriguing textiles while experiencing the beauty…Find out more »
Explore new territory with line and stitch, in this free-motion quilting workshop. Learn to focus on the character of line and symbols through simple exercises. Translate line to thread and develop techniques to accept the imperfect, accelerate ideas, and stitch from the imagination. Learn new tools for seeing, interpreting and completing concept-driven work. With a focus on generating ideas through research and observation, you will build your stitching vocabulary and learn to trust the thread to tell your story. Open…Find out more »