with Sarita Westrup
Tuesdays, March 21-April 25, 7-9pm
In this 6 week Intro to Textiles course students will explore 2D and 3D techniques such as Shibori – a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with Indigo and forming a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping; Block Printing – create graphic repeat patterns on cloth. Learn to carve an image from a rubber block as well as how to print using screen printing inks; Silk Painting – learn how to use synthetic dyes to paint images on silk cloth. Students will lean how to prep the silk surface for painting and explore basic silk painting techniques and materials such as resist paste, salt, and alcohol, Basketry – learn how to make a three dimensional form using the coiling technique with cotton cord. Explore how to make closed bottoms, open bottom basket, and how to finish the lip of a basket.
with June Covington
Sundays, March 5-19, 3-6pm
If you have wanted to try your hand at weaving, this three part workshop is the perfect place to start. Participants will begin by learning how to weave on a loom that is already “dressed” or prepared with a warp. Everyone will complete a soft wrap/scarf or a cotton table runner. Focus will be on weaving skills, fringe-making and finishing options. The class size will be SMALL so that hands-on guidance is available for every step of the process. Limited to four students. ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
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