Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)

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February 2018

The Eleventh Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture

February 10 1:30 pm-3:30 pm San Francisco, CA United States

Through rare examples of traditional dress and adornment, this lecture will explore centuries of cross-cultural encounters in the Arabian Peninsula. Culled from private collections in Saudi Arabia, they include exceptional examples from the Kingdom’s coastal region of Hijaz, home to historically cosmopolitan urban centers such as Mecca, Medina and the port city of Jeddah. Image credit: (detail) Courtesy of Marwah Al-Mugait, Avant Garde Arabia Series, 2011  

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March 2018

Hand Papermaking Workshop

March 3 Santa Fe, NM United States

Enjoy a fun day making paper with abaca and bamboo linters. Learn about paper fiber, sheet formation, seasonal plant inclusions and dye pigments. Your paper can be used for book art, collage, printmaking, ink and watercolor wash. This class is offered on the first Saturday of the month through April.

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Painting Silk Scarves with a Botanical Motif with Debra Dolsberry

March 9-March 11 Mendocino, CA United States

This workshop teaches silk painting using transparent dyes, Resistad and other water-soluble resists. Working with the primaries magenta, yellow, blue, plus black, students will explore color theory as they learn to mix transparent color both on and off the silk. Painting techniques of layering transparent colors over other transparent colors will be demonstrated. Additional techniques using water, alcohol and a variety of salts will be used to create texture. In this beginning-intermediate workshop, students will be guided in drawing with…

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Traditional Yoruba Batik, Adire, and Tie-Dye with Indigo

March 23-March 26 Mendocino, CA United States

Gasali will teach the traditional Yoruba techniques of Batik, Adire Eleko and Tie-Dye. “When teaching I always begin by telling the students a little about myself and my culture; I explain the meanings behind the designs I am teaching them. I give a short demonstration of the methods before the students begin. Batik is the process of creating designs using wax. The name that we call batik in the Yoruba tribe is adire alabela, which means wax resist. The wax…

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Felting Boots

March 30-April 2 , Netherlands

The goal of the workshop is to give you the tools you need to create and customize your own footwear that are both water resistant and orthopedic as they are made for your feet. The course will cover tips for creatively improving the design of your own boots. The workshops will be filled with invaluable practical and technical information that will inspire your own creativity. The course is entirely interactive with Questions, Answers & Discussion throughout. In this workshop the…

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April 2018

Wacky Basketry with Emily Dvorin

April 7-April 8 Mendocino, CA United States

This two-day workshop will explore and experiment with a variety of basket making techniques and structures. We will create a few free-form vessels while experiencing unusual and fun materials and stretching the definition of basketry.

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Creativity, Cloth and Culture

April 19-April 28 Antigua, Guatemala

An exploration of color, cloth and culture in beautiful Guatemala. Workshops in Natural dyeing, weaving and creativity.

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Waiting for the Monsoon: Slow Clothes in India

April 21 10:00 am-11:00 am San Francisco, CA United States

Charllotte Kwon of Maiwa will be our guest presenter for our annual Sinton lecture. The slow movement first appeared as a reaction against fast food culture. It has since expanded to challenge everything from tourism to clothing. Slow clothes are made with an eye to the human impact of clothing production rather than the need to accelerate production to meet a fashion trend. Through film and image, Charllotte will lead you on a tour of slow clothes in India that…

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Foam Party 2018: Dyeing with Shaving Cream with Pavlos Mayakis

April 22 9:30 am-4:30 pm Mendocino, CA United States

Quilters, Dyers, Paper Artists, Surface Designers, and even Woodworkers, this workshop is for you! In this workshop you will discover the many benefits that dyeing with shaving cream can bring to your work. In this one-day workshop, we will explore techniques and applications ranging from faux marbled effects to stamping, screening, stenciling, and painting with shaving cream. Pavlos will present his recipe that allows all fiber reactive dye colors to flow and perform in concert with each other having the…

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The Art of Tapestry Weaving with Tricia Goldberg

April 27-April 29 Mendocino, CA United States

Weave with sumptuous fine wool yarns and learn tapestry techniques including hatchings, hachures, slits, and patterns for combining colors, and experiment with eccentric or non-horizontal weaving. Begin with warping a small loom and choosing or creating a design for your paper cartoon to use as a guide during weaving. Looms, yarn, and small equipment will be provided. Open to all levels.

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