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.
In this session, you will learn the heritage practice of designing textiles with ancient dyes such as indigo, madder, weld, and cochineal, as well as how to obtain and utilize various “mordents” to effect color hue, intensity and fastness. Also, a significant focus of this class will be on learning a variety of exciting and eco-friendly methods for making your own dyes, inks and prints from locally sourced plants, and how to use them to apply surface design to your fabric. You will be given the opportunity to apply these techniques on cotton, silk and wool.
In this one day workshop, students will learn creative silk painting techniques and the ancient Japanese art of shibori while creating five beautiful large and luxurious silk scarves to keep or to give as gifts! 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.