33. The Art of Shibori
Instructor: Marcia Petty Fee: $100 + tax Mat Fee: $30 + tax
Section A: Saturday January 25th 10-5 pm
Section B: Saturday March 22nd 10-5 pm
“Shibori” is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. The work comes from the very root shibori, “to wring, squeeze, press”. Although shibori is used to designate a particular group of resist-dyed textiles, the word emphasizes the action performed on the cloth by manipulating the fabric. Rather than treating the cloth as a 2-D surface, with shibori it is given a 3-D form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. Cloth shaped by these methods is secured in a number of ways, such as binding and knotting. It is the pliancy of a textile and its potential for creating a multitude of shape-resisted designs that the Japanese concept of shibori recognizes and explores. The shibori family of techniques includes numerous resist processes practiced throughout the world. Student Supplies: Wear clothes suitable for dye-work, gloves, note taking materials. Instructor supplies: fabric, dyes, handout, references, bibliography, and tools-clamps, twine, needle + thread.
34. Dyeing for Color III: Acid
Instructor: Denise Davis Fee: $60 + tax Mat Fee: $20
Date: Friday February 21 & 28 10-4 pm
Break free of the color wheel. You will use primary acid dyes and learn to create any color you want! Instructor supplies: fiber, dye, syllabus, dye note cards for notebook Student supplies: 3” 3-ring notebook, mask, gloves, wear old clothes or apron
35. Silk Painting With Magic Sizing
Instructor: Marcia Petty Fee: $100 + tax Mat Fee: $25 + tax
Section A: Saturday February 22nd 10-5 pm
Section B: Saturday April 26th 10-5 pm
Section C: Saturday June 21st 10-5 pm
Experience the wonderful world of painting on silk without using the traditional gutta resist. Based on a method developed and taught by Karen Sistek, painting on sized silk allows on to approach the work in a more direct fashion. The sizing prevents the dye from spreading- with the help of a mixture of sizing, vodka, and alcohol, the dyes can be kept in suspension allowing a longer time to shade and blend. This is a very exciting development in Silk Painting, the effects appear similar watercolor or traditional painting methods. Silk dyes require steam setting to ensure permanence and color fastness. And, steaming makes the colors even more vibrant.
36. Color and Design for Fiber Artists
Instructor: Elizabeth Buckley Fee: $65 + tax Mat Fee $18
Dates: Saturdays April 5 & 12 10-12:30p
A two session class exploring how to work with color theory in planning warps, knitted garments, quilting and felt projects, the blending of weft bundles in tapestry. We will examine how color can describe mood and temperature, as well as how colors shift in relationship to each other. Hands-on exercises will include experimenting with the design principles of value, repetition, contrast, line, and color combinations. Come with questions, projects in-process, and a sense of play! Instructor supplies: black-white value paper, yarn and paper samples for color exercises, strips of illustration/mat board for yarn wraps; black white, gray-tone yarns for yarn gray scale; handouts. Reference books, textile samples for viewing Student supplies: Paper scissors, glue stick, colored pencils (Crayola, Prismacolor),Pencil sharpener, yarn needle, examples of work , projects in-process
37. Basic Natural Dyeing
Instructor: Denise Davis Fee: $60 + tax Mat. Fee: $10
Date: Saturday May 3rd 10-4pm
We will cover the basic techniques for preparing and dyeing with natural dye material. How to prep and mordant, grow and gather dye materials, extracting the colors for the dyepot, modifying and overdoes. Instructor supplies: dyes, yarn, masks and notes Student supplies: please wear old clothes, bring rubber gloves, sack lunch.
38. Breakdown Printing
Instructor: Marcia Petty Fee: $100 + tax Mat. Fee: $30 + tax
Date: Saturday May 17th 10 – 5 pm with a lunch break
Breakdown printing is a wonderful surface design technique. Many different methods can be employed to put dye or textile paint on the screen to create ever- changing prints with surprising effects as the dye weakens. Flour resist, glue, paper stencils, bubble wrap grids – many things can be used to create a design/texture to screen on the cloth. The possibilities are endless. Student Supplies: Appropriate dress for dye work, gloves and any additional fabric they want to use as this technique is exciting and they may want to have more on hand than I supply. Note taking materials. Instructor supplies: Dyes, fabrics, glue, flour, I will loan students the silk screens they’ll need for the class and teach how to make their own.
39. All That Madders
Instructor: Denise Davis Fee: $30 + tax Mat. Fee: $10
Date: Friday June 6th 10-4 pm
Explore the natural dye Madder. We will use different mordants and assists to achieve at least 25 shades and tones.Instructor supplies: Yarns, dye, assists, handoutsStudent supplies: Mask, old clothes, apron