Maiwa School of Textiles offers an international roster of instructors. Learn from some of the most skilled hands working in textiles today.
FEATURED WORKSHOPS FOR FALL 2019
Join brothers Jabbar and Abdullah Khatri as they teach the traditional bandhani techniques of resist tying cloth and the secrets of colouring the prepared cloth using natural dyes. Bandhani tying is a process whereby a small portion of cloth is gathered and then wrapped tightly with threads to form a resist.
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.
Tap into your innermost creative side. Make a beautiful mixed media map of an imaginary place inspired by haiku—a minimalist form of poetry. Students taking this workshop will create a series of small, simple, and understated art quilt maps that capture the feeling of haiku written by each student during the course of the class. The instructor will guide the students through a structured yet nurturing series of steps that provides opportunities to grow and learn.
Learning to screen print on cloth is like being given a surface-design superpower. Suddenly the placement of imagery, colour, and pattern is completely within your control—as is the multiple, the working textile artist’s largest asset. This expanded four-day workshop is essential for anyone starting a silkscreen business or for those using the technique as a design element in textile projects.
Join Natalie Grambow as she takes students through the principles and practice of hand-crafted soap. Students will learn about scented soap, natural dyes for soaps, layering colours, textural additions, soap molds, hard soaps, and soft soaps.
Dive deep into the hatter’s art. In this five-day workshop you will work from creative conception to finished hat. Mentored by Edie every step of the way, you will be guided through inspiration, design, styling, felt selection, fitting considerations, selection, and use of blocks (from Edie’s own unique collection of traditional and contemporary blocks).