Adult Classes | Fiber Arts

931 - Artful Basketry

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

In this class, students will create at least one traditional and at least one original sculptural basket. Students will learn to prepare reed, collect and prepare natural materials, incorporate man made materials and dyeing techniques. The instructor will supply plenty of natural materials, found objects and unique yarns.

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961 - Beyond Basics: Knitting to Impress

Member Tuition: $90.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $120.00

Instructor: Vricos, Maggie

Enjoy the company of like minded knitters and improve your skills as you knit your choice of the ASHTON or DIVA shawls. Both are suitable for mild Florida evenings or as a fashionable accent to any outfit. Participants will become familiar with knitting pattern abbreviations, lace knitting techniques, the use of charts and lifelines. With the advice and guidance of the instructor, students will choose and purchase yarn and tools for the project. This class is designed for those who have mastered the basics of knitting as outlined in the class description for Knitting Basics.

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964W - Eco Print and Indigo Workshop Intensive with Kathy Hays

Member Tuition: $400.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $430.00

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

This is a 3 day workshop.

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto fabric. In this 3-day workshop, you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques that create artful fabrics. Silk and wool fabrics are used because of their affinity for contact printing. While learning the printing process, emphasis will be placed on artful design and purposeful placement of the plant material. Instruction for making and using an indigo vat will be included along with ideas to enhance design. The techniques presented in this workshop are perfect for all fiber artists, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters who are seeking a new medium for personal expression. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles and expect long periods of standing. This workshop is designed to learn the essentials, understand design and composition with plants to be carried out successfully at home. Students will take home several sample pieces as well as completed projects. Material Fee: $30 to cover plant materials, mordants, solutions and supplies (paid directly to instructor). This workshop will fill quickly! To reserve your seat, student may pay in full online, or call DFAC at (727) 298-3322 to make a $100 non-refundable deposit.

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977W - Eco Print Patterns for Art Quiltmakers

Member Tuition: Call for rate

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: Call for rate

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $25.00

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

Learn how to create beautiful plant designs on raw silk fabric using an Eco Print Pattern technique developed by Kathy Hays. In this workshop, you will learn how to place plants onto silk fabrics in a graphically pleasing manner, create repeatable patterns and enjoy the influence of ghosting imagery. Use this technique as appliqué, embellishment or the foundation for art quilts. The possibilities are endless as you design your own fabric. Expect to take home a nice assortment of patterned fabrics. Hand strength is necessary.

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976W - Fashion Redesign

Member Tuition: $75.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $95.00

Instructor: Teixeira, Lina

This is a 1 day workshop.

Join fashion designer Lina Teixeira for an exciting Wearable Art workshop. You will create a custom garment using everyday items and unconventional materials. Bring with you an old dress, jacket, vest, or hat and Lina will show you how to redesign and refashion your garment.
Basic sewing knowledge (using a needle and thread) will be helpful in this workshop.

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978W - Holiday Series- Hand Dye Silk Scarves

Member Tuition: $60.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $75.00

Instructor: Glickman, Marlene

Create 3 beautiful silk scarves as holiday gifts. Artist Marlene Glickman will show you how to easily add color and pattern to beautiful silk scarves using non-toxic, instant-setting color Hue Dyes. No heat-setting required. A $15 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor.

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957W - Immersion Dyeing

Member Tuition: $95.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $125.00

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

Create your own colorful skeins of yarn for your knitting and weaving projects. Morning will be devoted to picking a color palette and preparing the dyes and skeins followed by afternoon dyeing. Students will bring their own skeins to dye. We will be using MX fiber Reactive dyes that work on cellulosic fibers – cotton, bamboo, linen, rayon, hemp and also silk. It will not dye animal fiber or synthetics. No experience necessary. Please register early so there is time to order supplies. There will be a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor to cover the cost of dyes and chemicals.

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970W - Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving

Member Tuition: $145.00

Skill Levels: Level 1

Non-Member: $175.00

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

This is a 2 day workshop.

We will be weaving with yarn and fabric strips to create a thick but flexible fabric that can be used as a table runner, wall hanging, tablet cover, eyeglass case, coasters, etc. Each student will be provided with their own loom and will learn how to design a project, thread the loom, weave and finish their project. Warp yarns and looms are provided by the instructor. Students are asked to bring at least 1 yard of light weight fabric that will be cut into strips and any other yarns that they may want to incorporate into their weaving. Students may bring their own loom if they wish.
A $5 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor.

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960 - Knitting Basics

Member Tuition: $90.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Non-Member: $120.00

Instructor: Vricos, Maggie

This class is geared toward new knitters and those who wish to review and renew basic skills. Participants will learn to: identify the tools and notions; choose yarn and needles; cast on stitches, create knit and purl stitches, increase and decreases stitches and techniques for binding off. The first project is a three piece set, consisting of a fashionable Loopy Scarf, matching Republic Hat and fingerless mittens. If time permits, a simple lace project will be added.

$20 materials fee is to cover the cost of yarn, patterns and straight needles for the scarf, hat and mittens and will be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class. Students will have a choice of colors.

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965W - Master Class Eco Print and Sew

Member Tuition: $600.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $630.00

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

This is a 5 day workshop.

Make beautiful wearable art by printing plants onto protein fiber fabrics. In this intermediate eco print workshop, evaluate patterns and design placement. Two days will be spent contact printing of plants onto silk or wool fabrics with a focus on purposeful design placement. Two days will be dedicated to garment construction of a unique wearable art garment. This workshop is for the experienced eco printer who has good bundling technique, understands different processing methods and can work independently. Intermediate machine sewing skills are expected and local students are encouraged to bring their sewing machine, if possible.

Material Fee: $30 to cover plant materials, mordants, solutions and supplies (Paid directly to instructor).


This workshop will fill quickly! To reserve your seat, student may pay in full online or call DFAC at (727) 298-3322 to make a $100 non-refundable deposit. Balance must be paid in full by September 1, 2017.

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904 - Mayan Back-Strap Weaving

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $50.00

Instructor: Tharin, Concepcion Poou Coy

Learn the ancient Mayan art of back-strap weaving. Back-strap weaving is at once a delicate and beautiful art form, highly portable (you can tie it to any post, tree, or even a nail in the wall), and wonderfully diverse (you can make original table runners, scarves, place mats, curtains, shawls, table clothes, and much more). Participants will learn to warp the thread and set up a loom, and then to weave a small table runner with some traditional Mayan designs. The thread (many colors are available), loom, warping board, needle, back-strap, and tie cord are all provided for the materials fee of $50.

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912 - Mondays at the Loom with Pam Pawl-Hudson

Member Tuition: $180.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $210.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $30.00

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

Come weave with me and explore a world of colorful yarns, rich textures and heartfelt rhythms. There are many projects and looms to choose from in my well equipped studio. Pick from simple rigid heddle frames to floor looms. You will receive tutoring from beginning to end of your project and enjoy the company of other weavers.

All looms provided. Students will purchase materials as needed.

Classes held at:
Pam Pawl Handwoven Textiles
463 Grant Street,
Dunedin, FL 34698.
pam@pampawltextiles.com
215.483.7157

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966W - One Day Eco Printing Workshop

Member Tuition: $95.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $125.00

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

This is a 1 day workshop.

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto protein fiber fabrics. In this workshop you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and two bundling techniques. This is perfect for fiber artist, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. You will enjoy the wonderful aroma of onion skins and Eucalyptus as the brew the bundles. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles. This workshop is a fundamentals class that will launch your artwork into a new Eco Printing adventure.
A $30 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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955W - Painted Warps for Weaving

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

This is a weekend workshop.

Explore the idea of color movement by learning to paint a warp with Fiber Reactive dyes. Students will learn how to make stock solutions, how to lay out their yarns, apply and set the dyes and then how to rinse the yarn without tangling ready for the loom. We will also learn how to paint coordinating weft yarns.

Students will bring a 12" x 3yd prepared warp and skeins to dye. They must be cellulosic fiber - cotton, rayon, tencel bamboo, etc. Blends are fine. The instructor will send more specific warping information several weeks before class so there is time to purchase yarns and make the warps. Please register early.

There is a $15 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

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967W - Resist Printing with Botanicals

Member Tuition: $95.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $125.00

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

This is a 1 day workshop.

Make beautiful fabric images on silk with your locally sourced Florida plants, trees or shrubs. In this workshop you will be making 2 silk scarves to learn how plants and dyes make gorgeous tropical prints. This technique can be applied to larger works of art, such as art quilts, wall art or garment construction. What better way to use your local plants and have a lasting piece of wearable art? This class requires some standing and hand strength to complete the projects.
A $25 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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935W - Shibori and Silk Painting

Member Tuition: $95.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

This is a 1 day workshop.

Learn creative silk painting techniques and the ancient Japanese art of shibori while you create five beautiful large and luxurious silk scarves for yourself or to give as gifts to someone special. Five large 100% silk blank scarves are included but additional blanks will be available to purchase from the instructor for those who would like to make additional scarves. All materials are provided by the instructor.

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971W - Shirt Tales-Fabric Collage

Member Tuition: $95.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $125.00

Instructor: Kusmaul, Karol

Learn freestyle fabric collage from Karol Kusmaul, the solo artist on exhibit in the quilt exhibition. The instructor will share samples of her work and demonstrate her process. Students will layout a background and either a portrait, landscape or still life using fabrics. Uplifting critique and discussion of relevant art concepts will follow. Finally, students will be shown the ladder stitch for appliqué-ing the shapes to the batting with embroidery thread. The focus during the workshop will be on composition and fun!!

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969W - Simple Screen Printing on Fabric

Member Tuition: $55.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $85.00

Instructor: Damme, Coralette

This is a 1 day workshop.

Learn a simple yet effective process for making your own screen prints that you can continue to do at home! You'll learn how to use every day materials to create a simple silkscreen design and print it on your own tea towel! Simple designs with thick lines or shapes work best--don't know what to make? How about a monogram of your initials or some symbol that you identify with... You'll make a single color image about 5x5 inches in size. Bring extra T-shirts, bags or other fabric items to print if desired.
A $12 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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913W - Weave A Scarf Workshop

Member Tuition: $145.00

Skill Levels: Level 1

Non-Member: $175.00

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

Learn to weave a light weight but warm scarf on a rigid heddle loom, which is a simple portable frame loom with a slot and hole mechanism which allows yarns to be raised and lowered for weaving.

Each student will be provided with their own loom, or they can bring their own, and will learn how to design a scarf, thread the loom, weave and finish their project.

Students are asked to bring one skein of sport or worsted weight yarn.

A $5 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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