Natural Dyes: Developing a Personal Language, with Elin Noble

February 28, 2024 3:28 pm

This workshop at Quilting by the Lake conference will concentrate on the direct application of mordants and natural dyes using various tools and techniques, including mono printing, stamping, and hand painting on cellulose and silk. Emphasis will be on developing unique color combinations and expressive personal marks. Prior to dyeing, we will apply mordants using …

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Flower Power Bias-Strip Curves, with Sherri Lynn Wood

February 28, 2024 3:27 pm

Get your bias-strip Flower Power curve on! Students at Quilting by the Lake conference will tap into their intuitive sense of color as you learn a variety of grid busting tricks for improvising and piecing large-scale floral and nature inspired compositions with the innovative ruler-free technique of bias-strip piecing on the curve and s-curve. Leave …

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Which Way Is Up? online workshop with Rosalie Dace

February 28, 2024 3:26 pm

Discover the importance of abstracting, editing, and simplifying ideas to make a good visual composition. Learn how to bring your great ideas to life and translate them into fabric and thread with meaningful shapes and lines, creating rhythm and movement. As students look at a variety of images and discuss the elements of design, they …

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Big and Bold: A New Comfort Zone, with Joe Cunningham

February 28, 2024 3:21 pm

In this five-day workshop, students will learn how to find and use ideas for starting a quilt and the techniques you need for making it. Learn how to balance positive and negative space while letting the quilt-in-process guide where to go. The instructor will lead a special session on quilting designs and how to use …

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Waste Not

February 27, 2024 10:15 am

Kimberley Harding, an innovative Portland, Maine artist who works in natural materials, is exhibiting an eclectic variety of works for a solo show titled “Waste Not,” demonstrating not just a reverence for nature, but artistic techniques based on harmony with the natural world. The “Waste Not” exhibition opens March 6, 2024, and is on view …

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February 12, 2024 11:04 am

Joomchi is a traditional Korean technique of papermaking that creates textural and painterly surfaces from smooth, leather-like to strong, textural paper by layering and agitating Mulberry fibers with water. Release your creativity and immerse yourself in a three day hands-on Joomchi workshop and learn its history, practice and role in Korean society. Ania will share …

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Material Matters: Contemporary Fiber Sculpture Workshop Retreat with Jacqueline Mallegni

January 31, 2024 3:34 pm

Location: Be-Artz, Artists Retreats and Workshops in Sauveterre de Béarn in the Pyrenees Atlantique region of South West France. Bring your creative ideas and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of an ancient French village for “Material Matters, a SIX-DAY FIBER SCULPTURE Residential Workshop Retreat. Listen to the natural beauty around you. Let it guide …

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Say It Softly

January 30, 2024 3:18 pm

During this workshop students will speak loudly, but through the softness of textiles. Using language as a starting point, such as phrases, mottoes, slogans, and singular powerful words, you will make your ideas tangible. Participants will explore a range of textile processes including applique, reverse-applique, trapunto, soft sculpture, and embellishment to translate words to physical …

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Artist Residency in Ghana

December 4, 2023 10:17 am

2 weeks at our cultural center/guest house in an African village immersed in the local culture and hands-on workshops with indigenous artists – adinkra – kente weaving – tie dye – batik with opportunities to visit traditional villages/galleries/museums and sites of historical interest….

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