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


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It’s All About the Surface – Fabric Manipulation and Surface Embellishment

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 surfaces that are begging to be touched. And, you’ll leave with a binder of studies for future reference plus at least one completed work.



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3420 W. Hospital Ave.
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