Indigo Dyeing: Shibori Scarf
Go Big and create a beautifully large-scale designed textile! Learn Shibori tying techniques and use Indigo dying methods to compose your masterwork. Your "Go Big" artwork can be worn as a lovely shawl or scarf, installed to adorn a wall, or used as a gorgeous table runner.
Textile Imagery: Print & Stitch
This workshop will explore mono-printing on fabric by using gelatin printing plates. This technique is quite spontaneous and addicting! Textile prints and imagery will be enhanced by different stitching and embroidery techniques.
Textile Imagery: Felt & Stitch
Create a unique felt painting with a canvas of fleece and colorful threads. You will learn needle felting techniques, create a composition of imagery, and complete your work by learning different types of embroidery stitching.
This workshop will experiment with non- traditional and recycled materials to create patterns of forms used in the construction of baskets. Learn basic three-dimensional weaving techniques, apply them, and create a small basket to take home!
Introduction to Papermaking
In this course, explore papermaking, binding, and folding to make a journal or an artist book with your own handmade paper! Explore techniques such as collecting fibers, beating the pulp, and pulling sheets. A variety of surface design techniques like pulp-painting, embossing, watermark making, mono-printing, and marbling will also be covered.
Surface Design: Screen Printing
Explore surface design through screen printing with contact paper. Experiment with surface embellishment while printing your own designs on white cotton. Develop two patterned fabrics and be introduced to industry-level printing opportunities, allowing for mass production of the created fabric.
Introduction to Crochet: Wearables
Learn basic stitches and explore a variety of yarns and a hook to create wearables; scarves, hats, and beautiful knits! The beginning techniques, patterning, and color matching of crocheting wearables will be explored. Crochet is a wonderful craft that will open up many creative possibilities in fiber!
Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving
Explore the art of weaving on a four-harness floor loom in 6 weeks, students will learn to warp the loom and weave basic patterns. The process of creating a pattern draft, tapestry techniques, project planning, and textile material selection will be covered. Creativity with color and texture are emphasized in this weaving course!