Fibers Workshops

registration


Weeklong: May 22-24, 2020 ErikaDiamond
Tiny Tapestries
Erika Diamond

Explore the ancient art of tapestry weaving while creating a tiny tapestry. Learn to warp a portable frame loom and explore the basics of weft-faced slit tapestry weaving. Discuss the historical context of tapestry weaving and develop a personal image to render in yarn.
Beginner
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - $18 materials fee for linen warp yarn, acrylic weft yarns, tapestry needles, small frame looms and sharpies.
Materials fee $40


Weekend: May 29-31, 2020 RenaWood
Stitched and Embellished Found Fabrics
Rena Wood

Combine vintage and found fabrics with hand embroidery and embellishment to create new and unique cloth. Work with found material as a starting point to incorporate your own designs or find meaning through the history of the fabric. Learn the basics of hand embroidery, embellishment and designing material.
Beginner
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - $10 for embellishments - sequins, buttons, ribbons and beads; thread - dmc embroidery floss, pearl cotton and metallic threads; and vintage fabrics


Weekend: June 5-7, 2020 JessicaWohl
Quilting: Color Play and Beyond
Jessica Wohl

Learn to express yourself through color. Start with color theory and design and create deep spaces, gradients and movement through a variety of playful piecing exercises. Use reverse, raw edge and needle-turn appliqué to create spatial relationships in a snap. Create small studies and a composition to be quilted at home.
Intermediate, must know how to use a sewing machine
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 5-10, 2020 Emily Nicolaides
Let's Weave Circles!
Emily Nicolaides

Turn hoops into looms, putting a twist on traditional tapestry weaving. Cover everything including how to choose yarn,  basic tapestry weaving techniques and how to finish a wall hanging. Walk away with at least two finished pieces.
Beginner-Intermediate
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 12-17, 2020 DelaneySmith
Recording Surfaces with Pulp
Delaney Smith

In this experimental workshop, learn to create tactile surfaces with handmade paper. Working with abaca and cotton,  begin by preparing the fibers in the paper beater, then use paper/pulp casting techniques to achieve a variety of forms from site-specific castings and molds made in class. Leave with a plethora of samples and a ready-to-hang final artwork.
Beginner
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 19-24, 2020 ChristineZoller
It's All About the Surface: Fabric Manipulation and Surface Embellishment
Christine Zoller

Take your hand-dyed, printed, painted and commercial fabrics and explore how to use them to create textures and relief on the surface of the cloth. Various techniques will be explored including twisting, gathering, pleating, layering and weaving to create surfaces begging to be touched. The result is work that is more tactile and captivating.
Intermediate, must be able to use a sewing machine
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 26-31, 2020 DawnWaters
Painting with Fiber
Dawn Waters

Learn to create realistic two-dimensional felted paintings. After making a practice painting, needle-felt at least one additional two-dimensional picture of your choice including still life, pet portrait, land- or sea- scape. Touch on wet felting, but the emphasis is on dry or needle felting.
Beginner-Intermediate
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - $3.00 per 1/2 ounce wool, $2 per sheet of cotton batting for work surface (1 sheet/painting) and $2 per felting needle


Weeklong: August 7-9, 2020Jessica Hagar
Eco Dyeing: Organic Garment Construction
Jessica Hagar

Many people are beginning to value living a chemical/toxin free lifestyle. Create beautiful, naturally dyed, organic fabrics to turn into a garment of your own. Learn to use natural materials to dye fabric, to use basic sewing machine techniques and to create your own patterns. Gain knowledge and skill to find organic materials and use them to create eco-friendly, sustainable garments.
Beginner-Intermediate
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor – NONE


 

Craft Center Home