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5 day workshops at The Jacquard Center with the TC2. 6/4-6/8; 6/11-6/15; 7/9-7/13; 7/16-7/20Find out more »
Explore this time honored craft on a 4-shaft loom that allows patterning and play. Designed for beginners, and using pre-wound colorful carpet warp, this workshop will take participants through the warping process and teach them to understand patterning, reading a draft, color interaction, and how to weave good cloth. Plain weave, twills, rib and basket structures, and ‘color and weave’ will be covered. All materials will be provided and participants will take home a sampler.Find out more »
Textile Arts Council presents a talk by Suzi Click, wearable art fashion designer. Suzi will share her evolution and inspirations as a designer, and share images from her ethnic textile travels. Suzi Click’s evolution as a designer of wearable art has been inspired by travels in search of Tribal Textiles. Her talk spans her interest in fashion from childhood to a 30-year career as designer for manufacturers in the apparel industry, and now to her own line of artisan apparel…Find out more »
In this class, you will learn: rotary cutting; machine piecing; hand appliqué, using the freezer paper technique; simple embroidery; basting; hand quilting; and binding. Participants will create a 26” x 38” machine-piece, hand appliquéd wall quilt that is sure to delight. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. Session runs June 15 – 16, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $190 tuition + $35 registration feeFind out more »
Join this exploratory paper and textiles-based intensive and learn solar 2-D processes and fiber techniques that can be applied to a variety of materials. Explore a myriad of ways to use nature as method and inspiration for solar dying, and embellishing methods such as mono-printing, oil pastels, image transfers, heat, and hand stitching to create elements of dimensional texture. In-studio sewing machines will provide opportunities to do free motion machine embroidery on pieces. Work with solar film transparencies, found objects…Find out more »
Learn a mixed-media, improvisational approach to creating layered, pieced and collaged images. Using combinations of fabric, thread, yarn and paint, explore color and texture while developing an artistic vocabulary of marks. A range of fabric painting, fabric manipulation and surface embellishment techniques will be covered, including trapunto, embroidery, woven embroidery, pleating, gathering and more. No prior painting or fiber experience required.Find out more »
Instructor: Lori McCown. Explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Learn techniques and styles for stitching together a good composition, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. ALL LEVELS Session runs June 26 – 30, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00…Find out more »
Discover (or deepen your knowledge of) the magic of dye on silk. Work with a variety of silks, dyes and resists to create a scarf and wearable art or wall hanging. Experience the entire process of realizing your design on a scarf and then creating a second piece of your choice, either a simple shirt or a wall hanging.Find out more »
This class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Navajo (Dine) weaving by creating a small rug on a traditional upright loom. Dine weavings are internationally known for their unique designs and techniques using vegetal, natural and aniline dyed handspun wool. Traditional preparations of wool--carding, spinning and dyeing--will be discussed. Participants will learn how to warp an upright loom and learn basic weaving techniques, using 100% wool weft that will be provided. A traditional handmade loom will be provided,…Find out more »
Discover how playful experimentation can work collaboratively with traditional screen-printing techniques. Use versatile non-toxic textile pigments on fabric while learning to print with contact paper, tape, photo emulsion stencils, wax and much more. Non-traditional approaches to the printing process make creativity exciting and fun. Create yards of unique fabric.Find out more »