Skill Levels: All Levels
This class is part of a series that can be taken individually, consecutively or in any order, depending on your goals. You will learn how to create your own beautiful textiles and up-cycle thrift shop garments to create unique wearable art. You will be introduced to a variety of ancient and contemporary techniques commonly used by textile artists, including silk painting, shibori dying, batik, silk screening, mono printing, photo transfer, foiling and more. After learning and practicing this variety of techniques, you will be guided and encouraged to combine, layer and improvise the use of your new skills to create your own original textiles or and wearable art. A considerable emphasis in this series of classes will be placed on learning the proper use of professional quality dyes and pigments to obtain vibrant, colorfast fabrics as you create several unique pieces that you will be thrilled to frame and display in your home or incorporate in your creative projects.
Module 2 runs weekly from October 1 through October 15. In this part of the series we will work with protein fibers such as silk, wool, alpaca, cashmere, etc.