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August 2017

Color Studies in Silk: Moths & Butterflies with Suzanne Punch

August 11, 2017-August 15, 2017 Layton, PA United States

Moth and butterfly wings, beautiful and balanced, give us free rein to explore color in challenging ways. Templates give a quick start for good composition. Then break out of your predictable palette, those same colors you always reach for. Using thickened dye, you can maintain a color within a field of its opposite and create flickering contrasts. Texture adds to the intrigue. Use color in new ways and see unique possibilities in your work on silk. Harmonies await! Note: dyes…

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Transforming Textiles

August 13, 2017-August 25, 2017 Penland, NC United States

Saberah Malik Transforming Textiles The first week of this workshop will cover up to ten different shibori techniques of stitching, binding, restricting, and immersion dyeing to create sample yardage, wearable art, or fine art. During the more experimental second week, we’ll build on our understanding of fabric manipulation to mold flat fabric into freestanding sculptural forms by ‘encrypting’ the shape of any mold being used onto the memory of the cloth. Students will make dimensional work using fabric, especially silk,…

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Creating Dimensionally

August 16, 2017 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Minneapolis, MN United States

A hands-on session with Regina V. Benson demonstrating the changed perspectives that are spurred by hanging one’s own work on various curves. Participants are asked to bring finished or in-process works that will be hung on pre-formed curves. Discussions will be explored on what/how tweaks can be made in surface design, curve construction and other aspects of pursuing successful dimensional presentation.

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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

The Art Cloth Network Call for New Members

September 1, 2017-October 31, 2017 ,

The Art Cloth Network call for new members is coming soon! September 1 – October 31, 2017 Our organization defines “Art Cloth” as material transformed by adding or subtracting color, line, shape, texture or fiber to make a compelling surface and composition. This can include three-dimensional art and work meant for outdoor display. As a thirty-member juried community of artists, we work together to encourage individual artistic development, explore the boundaries of our medium, and educate others about our art.…

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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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