Maiwa School of Textiles offers an international roster of instructors. Learn from some of the most skilled hands working in textiles today.
There are openings in all the workshops listed on this page.
This workshop will offer students instruction and hands-on experimentation with a variety of appropriate resist techniques (such as itajime, and arashi shibori). Students will learn the recipes for degumming silks and mordanting for silks in preparation for plant dyeing. Finally, students will apply colour from plant dyes, layering colour upon pattern over the course of four days.
This workshop presents the embroiderer with a chance to learn the stitches of the Banjara and to gain an understanding of the Banjara approach to constructing geometric pattern on a field of cloth. Bonnie will teach with reference to both contemporary and historic pieces from the Maiwa Collection.
There are a handful of items traditionally made to display marlinespike skills. These include the sailor’s ditty bag, sea chest handles (“beckets”), and bell lanyards. Pieces may be simple or elaborate but are usually fancy samplers. This three-day class will introduce students to this traditional craft through the construction of a continuous cord bell rope and a covered core bell rope