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August 2017

Patchwork Bojagi Workshop

August 19, 2017 Carmichael, CA United States

Traditional Korean bojagi construction involves handstitching together pieces of silk organza, Korean silk gauze, and ramie to create a geometric patterned composition of different lines, textures, and shapes.

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Create A Pattern From An Existing Garment

August 19, 2017-August 20, 2017 Chamblee, GA United States

You have a favorite garment, right? That go-to item that fits perfectly and makes you feel wonderful when you're wearing it. But, it's wearing out or you'd like it in another color or fabric. What to do? Learn to make a pattern from your garment without deconstructing it! You'll learn to do just that in this fabulous two-day workshop with couture seamstress, Susan Stowell. Day one includes: Discussion and close inspection of your garment - its construction detail, fit, and…

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Sculptural Paper Boats

August 25, 2017-August 27, 2017 Otis, OR United States

Workshop using basic basketry skills mixed with handmade papers and wax collected nature.

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Warp Ikat: Pattern & Natural Dye with Wendy Weiss

August 25, 2017-August 29, 2017 Layton, PA United States

Create repeating patterns using warp resist dyeing with natural dye on cotton yarn. Learn how to prepare and dye a warp in one or more colors and weave it with surprising weave structures. Instruction will include how to develop designs that repeat across your fabric, how to wind a warp with a raddle group to prepare your warp for the pattern you design, how to build and use a frame to bind your warp for resist pattern dyeing for your…

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Shaping Space with Flax Fiber

August 27, 2017 Mill Valley, CA United States

Learn to transform flax fiber into beautiful textured paper, then shape space creating an ethereal sculpture. This paper can also be used for book arts, dying, and painting techniques. The possibilities are endless! No-experience with papermaking or sculpture necessary. Contact at 415.388.4331 or email office@ohanloncenter.org    

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September 2017

Drawing with Thread with Joetta Maue

September 2, 2017-September 3, 2017 Layton, PA United States

Come explore basic embroidery techniques and how to apply them to “drawings” using direct drawing, transfer and projection. This will be both a technical skills class and an idea development class. We will discuss stitch, color and materials choices while learning and exploring traditional techniques of drawing such as contour, gesture, hatching and texture through the stitch. This is a great class for beginners up to advanced students in embroidery. We will go over all the basics but all the…

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TEXTURE: Fabric Fusion, Object Inclusion, and Stitching Intrusion with Lisa Klakulak

September 2, 2017-September 4, 2017 Chamblee, GA United States

Go beyond! Add surface dimension and textural interest to your felt! Learn to use fusion (also known as nuno or laminate) and dense shapes of partial felt to explore the differential shrinkage inherent in the fusion process (coercing wool fibers through other pre-structured fabrics) to create textural variations. Learn to create high-shrinkage partial felt and to cut shapes from that felt, leaving negative spaces, that when layered with translucent silk and tulle fabric will create windows for entrapping objects. Learn…

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Crafting Connections: Supporting Artisan Communities

September 27, 2017 7:00 pm-8:00 pm New York, NY United States

A Networking Event and Panel Discussion with West Elm and EILEEN FISHER.  

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October 2017

Katazome Workshop with Akemi Nakano Cohn

October 6, 2017-October 9, 2017 Houston, TX United States

This workshop will focus on Katazome techniques, including the design and cutting of stencils through several exercises. We will cook rice paste with traditional recipes, make an indigo dye pot, and then dip our rice pasted fabrics into the indigo dye pot, creating beautiful and various shades of blue. Tsutsugaki, free-hand drawing with rice past using a special pastry cone made from mulberry paper with Kakishibu glue will add individual design to works.

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December 2017

Tsujigahjana: A Marriage of Shibori and Hand Painting with John Marshall

December 4, 2017-December 6, 2017 Chamblee, GA United States

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…

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