DYEING TO SEW
Get your stashes, scraps, works in progress, dyed fabrics, vintage linens, refurbished quilts, clothes in need of a mend, your needles, your threads and prepare to enter the fall season including rhythmic and mediative stitching into your routine.
With years of workshop experiences you will have a chance to join the artist and instructor to get lots of step by step visual stimulation during your online sessions. Learn about tools, natural dye processes and recipes including natural indigo vats, colored silk and photo image transfer, eco printing, felting, short cuts, composition, stitches and stitch composition. Learn to keep a visual planning sketchbook with drawn text, notes, recipes and swatches while using watercolor and water soluble pencils. See assembled scarves, quilts, wall hangings, books and more in different stages to the final piece. Make things along the way for sharing and questioning processes. Stitch slow to clear your head and relax. Be uplifted as you construct with your textiles to make works you, your family and friends will treasure. Take a moment to daydream and follow the needle and thread.*
See different fabrics used with natural dyes, cyanotype, batik, printmaking and stitch works. The instructor shares panels, stories, weavings, handmade books, felted pieces, freehand, Sashiko, silk Bojagi and projects she has created for home and gallery display. Wearable art, art for the home, gifts and relaxation is a positive way to create and share. Expect to learn a lot and have fun.
All skill levels welcome. All programs are recorded.
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 PM EST, with exception to the September 28, Introduction class and final class December 14.
September 28, Introduction, 2:00-3:00 PM EST, short overview, question/answer, notes and journaling examples
October 5, Indigo and Natural Dyes
October 19, Assemblage and Stitching - bags, books, bowls, scarves, shawls and the poncho
November 2, Eco Printing, Cyanotype Fabric and Hapazome
November 9, Wet Felting
November 16, Sashiko stitching and silk Bojagi
November 30, Weaving and Quilting - start small, stay small or go large
December 7, Silk print and image transfer and printmaking
December 14, 2:00-4:00 Open ended designs, mark making and freehand stitching, stories, appliqué and meditation.
This series will meet on Zoom. Registrants will be provided with meeting details for class entry. Please become familiar with Zoom applications before class. This will provide for a more relaxing experience at class time. Note taking suggested.
The class is a lecture series with hands on demonstrations, examples and time for answering questions. The class will be recorded for viewing at a later time.
*sewing machine not required.