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June 2018

Jacquard Weaving with the TC2 at TheJacquard Center

June 4-July 20 Hendersonville, NC United States

5 day workshops at The Jacquard Center with the TC2. 6/4-6/8; 6/11-6/15; 7/9-7/13; 7/16-7/20

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Introduction to Weaving with Daryl Lancaster

June 9-June 10 Layton, PA United States

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.

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Textiles, Style and a Designer’s Evolution with Suzi Click

June 9 10:00 am-11:00 am San Francisco, CA United States

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…

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Carolyn Mulderig Workshop

June 15-June 16 Columbia, NC United States

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 fee

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Dimensional Paper & Fabric Paintings with Leisa Rich

June 22-June 26 Layton, PA United States

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…

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Painterly Embroidered Images with Erin Castellan

June 24-June 29 Smithville, TN United States

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.

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Connections in Cloth

June 26-June 30 Columbia, NC United States

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…

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July 2018

Exploration of Hand Painted Silk: Silks, Dyes and Resist Methods with Traci Paden

July 6-July 8 Smithville, TN United States

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.

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The Art of Navajo Weaving with Marilou Schultz

July 13-July 17 Layton, PA United States

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,…

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Pushing the Limits on Screen Printing with Jeanne Brady

July 15-July 20 Smithville, TN United States

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.

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