September Workshop
Sep
6
Sep 10

Natural Dyes and Ikat

  • Maiwa East

In this workshop students will work with both techniques. Ikat tapestry weaver Mary Zicafoose of Nebraska will share techniques from her lifelong ikat studio practice, and natural dyer Sara Goodmanof New England will teach warp painting with natural dyes.

 

Sep
6
Sep 10

Skins and Skeletons - 3D Textile Constructions

  • Maiwa Loft

In this experimental workshop students will learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials such as reed, rattan, bamboo, wood, and wire. The class will also explore the use of found materials and recycled frameworks. Methods will include formal and chaotic plaiting, wire and netting construction, and lashing techniques.

Sep
13
Sep 14

From a Selfie to (Self) Portrait in Textiles

  • Maiwa Loft

The focus of this workshop will be designing a portrait (or group of portraits) on textiles. The workshop will start with a few quick collages on paper in which we explore translating a portrait (photo) to paper and we also see what happens if we design a self-portrait based on what we remember.

Sep
18
Sep 20

THE ART OF EMBROIDERY

  • Maiwa Loft

Are you a textile enthusiast wanting to add stitch for embellishment? If so, this is the workshop you won’t want to miss. The stitches you’ll learn are those known across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. They have passed between families and persisted for generations.

Sep
18
Sep 21

Natural Dyes: Print and Paint

  • Maiwa East

The ability to thicken natural dyes, tannins, and mordants opens up possibilities for creating designs on fabric that are simply not possible with immersion dyeing. Learning the art of mixing natural dyes extends this potential into new realms.

SPONTANEOUS HAND-STITCHING
Sep
21
Sep 22

SPONTANEOUS HAND-STITCHING

  • Maiwa Loft

In this two-day workshop Christine will guide students through exercises for spontaneous hand-stitched work. Students will rely on their own intuition to work freely, learning to trace relationships between what they see and think and the marks they make on paper—and in stitch.

Sep
23
Sep 25

THE INTUITIVE STITCH

  • Maiwa Loft

This workshop is based on Christine’s studio practice, in which she uses drawing as a tool that informs an intuitive style of hand-stitching. The workshop has been designed with the textile artist in mind. 

Sep
25
Sep 27

JOURNEY INTO INDIGO

  • Maiwa East

This workshop will take students through a number of recipes for creating a healthy working indigo vat—including the thiourea, ferrous, fruit, and henna vats. Students will explore the benefits of each vat and learn how to choose the right recipe for a particular project or environment.

Sep
26
Sep 28

THE CREATIVE STUDIO (first offering)

  • Maiwa Loft

This workshop is one of our most inspiring and creative, so much so that we have students who have taken it more than once. Students come to answer the question: How can creativity be tapped, mined, or made to flow when we need it most? In this original workshop, students will travel on an exploratory adventure, discovering techniques and letting go of assumptions that may hold them back.

Sep
28
Sep 29

MYCOPIGMENTS (first offering)

  • Maiwa East

In this two-day workshop students will learn the art of dyeing with mushrooms and lichens—from foraging to finished cloth and yarns. Beginning with the principles of collection and identification, students will work toward a full understanding of ecologically sound harvesting.

Sep
29
Oct 1

ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

  • Maiwa Loft

From a simple pattern to the most complex work of art, all objects can be understood in terms of elements such as line, shape, space, texture, and colour.This course will delve into design elements as they relate to the visual arts and specifically to textiles. Theory will be combined with examples illustrating how artists deliberately use elements to give structure to creative ideas.

Sep
30
Oct 1

MYCOPIGMENTS (second offering)

  • Maiwa East

In this two-day workshop students will learn the art of dyeing with mushrooms and lichens—from foraging to finished cloth and yarns. Beginning with the principles of collection and identification, students will work toward a full understanding of ecologically sound harvesting.