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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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
A Networking Event and Panel Discussion with West Elm and EILEEN FISHER.Find out more »
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.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 »