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This workshop is an introduction to the creative and technical possibilities of machine knitting. Learn the basic techniques of machine knitting including the essentials of choosing yarn, calculating gauge and tension, and shaping. Then explore the possibilities of color, structural effects, material quality, and embellishments through the development of knit swatches. Improvisation and experimentation will be encouraged to create a series of unique knitted fabrics. The most interesting swatch experimentations will be further developed into knitted art pieces or simple…Find out more »
Co-curated by Mirka Knaster (U.S.) and Misik Kim (South Korea), this show highlights the ancient heritage of fiber art in Korea as well as its vibrant modern transformation of both traditional and unexpected techniques and materials. This show is an opportunity to be introduced to a particular aspect of Korean artwork as part of our worldwide culture of fiber arts. Image credit: Young Ran Park, Story of Four Seasons—SpringFind out more »
Illustrated talk by Lucille Junkere.Find out more »
Regina V. Benson will illustrate her spatial aesthetic and how she designs textile art that hangs invisibly in convex and concave shapes. She will have a “see and touch” table with samples of the actual materials she uses in constructing the internal supports. Using images of her own works that are juxtaposed flat and dimensional, Regina will further address the planning, surface design, fabrication, and materials’ considerations that are involved in successfully floating works off the wall and ceiling.Find out more »
Presented in three, 3-day sessions this course focuses on learning the techniques and exploiting the dramatic design impact of beads and stitching. Particular attention is paid to color ways, patterns, beaded stitches and decorative beaded edges. Students will find satisfaction in expressing their own tastes while compiling a reference book that stands as its own artistic work. View the Course Brochure for full details. 30 July - 1 August, 1 - 3 October, & 2 - 4 December 2017 (3…Find out more »
The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, July 30, 2017 (for the December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018 residency). 360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, July 30, 2017 (for the December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018 residency). International visual artists, writers, playwrights, photographers, dancers, new media makers and musicians can apply through CAFÉ, http://www.callforentry.org/ Visit our website for…Find out more »
Immerse yourself in the wonderful art of Natural Dyeing! Learn to dye protein and cellulose fabrics using a beautiful variety of natural dye extracts. Work with 24 different natural dye materials. Each student will take home a fantastic color sampler collection of fabric swatches showing all the variations of color that can be achieved with natural dyes.Find out more »
Elaine Longtemps' work is included in this collection. Book release, first of three series. Release date in late summer 2017. Will be available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.Find out more »
Learn the tools and techniques of Western-style hand papermaking as we explore a variety of fibers, ways to process them, forming them into sheets and drying them. Delve into recycled and locally gathered plant papers, inclusions, pigments, sizing, laminating and embedding. Learn to make paper at home.Find out more »
Explore how to create textures and relief with your hand-dyed, printed, painted, and commercial fabrics. Start by experimenting with various fabric manipulation techniques - twisting, gathering, pleating, layering, and weaving - learning how to incorporate your results into successful compositions as you go. Then, delve into surface embellishment with embroidery, working with fusible webbing, transparent fabrics, machine stitching, applique', and beading. Through demonstrations, slides, discussions, and samples, you'll discover how fabric manipulation and embellishment can be combined to create rich…Find out more »