Fibers Workshops


Weekend: May 17-19, 2019 Andrea Vail, embroidery
Empowering with Embroidery: Embroidered Sew-on Patches
Andrea Vail
Express yourself through colorful patterns, designs, or simplified images, logos and initials. Learn basic embroidery stitches to design and begin a sew-on patch. Add your patch to any jacket, bag or canvas sneaker.
Materials fee: $10 

Weeklong: May 26-31, 2019 David Heustess, Diana
Secrets of Shibori, Indigo and More
David Heustess
Create a sampler notebook of stitched and knotted Shibori techniques, build a vat for the class to use and then use this vocabulary to create a small decorative wall hanging or quilt. Explore how Shibori works with discharge as well as natural and manufactured dyes. Inspiration for can come from pictures, nature, literature and theater.
Materials fee $40

Weeklong: June 2-7, 2019 Jeanne Brady and Claudia Lee, alpaca
Let's Get Wooly! Spinning on the Wheel
Jeanne Brady and Claudia Lee
Learn the basics of the timeless craft of preparing a wool fleece, dying it in a rainbow of colors, carding and spinning singles and two-ply on a wheel to produce yarns for all your wooly projects. Explore additional spinning and plying techniques to take your yarn designing to the next level, from fabulous to funky!
Materials fee: $55-$85

Weeklong: Educator's Week June 9-14, 2019 Claudia Lee, stitched paper car
Making Paper in the Classroom
Claudia Lee
Participants in this low-tech workshop will learn many age-appropriate ways to make paper and paper making tools as well as many new ways to work with pulp with and without a mold and deckle and vat. Educators will be prepared to repeat processes and create tools for the classroom.

Weekend - July 5-7, 2019 Rena Wood, embroidery
Abstract Hand Embroidery
Rena Wood
Use hand-stitched lines to draw on fabric exploring how the process of stitching and the materials selected give meaning to the work. Learn basic embroidery stiches and many styles of embroidery. Discuss traditional stitches, Blackwork, Sashiko and Boro. Create your own style of stitched drawings.
Materials fee: $15

Weeklong - July 14-19, 2019 Jan Wutkowski, hat
Hats for All Seasons
Jan Wutkowski
Create your own straw and felt hats with traditional millinery skills and contemporary techniques. Learn to block several different types of hats that create shape, flatter the wearer and fit the head (fedora, cloche, pillbox, boater and more). Embellish your hats with sewing techniques and by creating bows, flowers feathers and curls.
Novice; it is helpful to be able to thread a needle and sew a basic running stitch
Materials fee: up to $125, depending upon use

Weeklong: July 21-26, 2019 Meredith Grimsley, fabric
Layer Cake: Deliciously Nuanced Fabric
Meredith Grimsley
Explore low-immersion dying, Japanese Shibori, mono-printing, "deconstructed" and photo emulsion screen printing techniques using MX Fiber Reactive dye to create depth within a variety of natural fabrics. Focus on color removal, over-dying and printing to activate delectable, nuanced surfaces and textures.  Choose to create yardage, a portfolio of samples or finished items.

Weekend - August 2-4, 2019 Jessica Hagar, hands weaving
Basics of Tapestry Weaving
Jessica Hagar
Learn the basics of tapestry weaving with a wooden frame loom. Build your own frame loom, then design and create a woven tapestry fabric. Leave the class with a wall hanging and your own loom!


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