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Textiles Workshop Weaving Series at Oil & Cotton

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TEXTILES WORKSHOPS

INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES

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.

INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING ON A RIGID HEDDLE LOOM

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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FRESH LOOK – A Woodworking Extravaganza May 7

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On Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 – 6:00 p.m., the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts plays host to FRESH LOOK-A Woodworking Extravaganza.  Held between the Main House and the Carriage House, the woodworking event showcases multiple wood venues such as refinishing, furniture facelifts, turning, carving, fretwork, jewelry, ornaments, inlays, block printing, etc.

Come for a stroll in downtown McKinney and spend some time browsing the vendors and wood artisans who are well known for their expertise in their field.  A tour of the fretwork and turned banisters in the Main House will be held at 1:00 p.m.  Location: 205 W Hunt Street, McKinney, TX  75069.  For more information, call the Heard-Craig Center at 972-569-6909.

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Tickets are being sold for CHILDREN’s WOOD MAKING in the Carriage House and all other artisan events are at no cost.   The Children’s Wood Making sessions start every hour, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (one event at 9:00, one at 10:00, one at 11:00, one at 1:00, one at 2:00, etc).   The workshop cost, per child, is $9.00 and tickets must be purchased in advance so that supplies can be ordered.   On the ticket page, select which time slot your child will be attending.  While your child is creating a wood project, you can stroll leisurely through the Heard-Craig property, meeting the wood artisans and talking with experts in their field.

Additionally, there will be woodworking DEMOS on the Main Stage in front of the Carriage House.  The Demos start at 10:00 a.m. and run each hour.  Demos are FREE and open to the Public.  We do encourage registration for the free demos for planning purposes.

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