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ONSITE: Tapestry Frame Weaving

February 13, 2024

Learn to weave tapestry on a portable frame loom. Students will learn 2 different warping techniques for a sampler and a finished piece. This class teaches traditional tapestry techniques with an emphasis on experimental weaving. We will explore color hatching, joins, basic shape construction, eccentric weft, rya knots, and more! You will construct your own […]

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ONSITE: Art Quilt Studio

February 13, 2024

Do you want to learn to quilt or change your approach to quilting? We’ll cover contemporary quilt design and technique. You’ll learn about piecing, applique and machine quilting. You’ll leave with a finished wall or lap quilt.

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ONSITE: Learn to Sew with Guided Projects

February 13, 2024

This class is an introduction to sewing. The goal is not to dive deep on any one skill, but to teach you the most basic and useful techniques to sewing that you can build on in more advanced classes. Since the goal is to learn by doing, we are going to attempt to complete one […]

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ONSITE: Sewing from a Pattern

February 13, 2024

We’ve all dreamed of making our own clothes. For the non-professional, we’ve got patterns! Sam Christian will provide some sewing know-how for students to spin unique garments using a combination of pre made patterns. We’ll learn to read and comprehend patterns, choose the right fabrics and make a garment we’ll be proud to show off!

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ONSITE: Bundle Dye Workshop (A)

February 13, 2024

In this Bundle Dye Intensive – students will make a 16” x 16” scarf and dye it with natural dyes through the ‘bundle’ method. Students will learn to machine sew a french seam, mordant fiber, compose raw dye material on fiber, and bundle dye. Focus will be learning technique and understanding bundle dying as a […]

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ONSITE: Beginner Hand Sewing + Embroidery

February 13, 2024

This course will teach you the basics of hand embroidery and hand sewing techniques. You will have time to experiment with different hand sewing and embroidery methods throughout the course. After establishing a foundation, you will have the opportunity to create a hand-pieced draw-string bag and several embroidered patches and samples. Throughout the course you […]

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ONSITE: Walk, Clip, Print: Ecoprinting on Fabric

February 13, 2024

In this one-day workshop, mindfulness, natural-dyes, and textiles collide to create a communal art-making experience. Students will be taken on a guided walk around The Fan District and learn how to identify plants that can be used for natural dying and eco-printing. Students will explore and create eco-prints on fabric, ink-transfer prints on fabric, and […]

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ONSITE: Bundle Dye Workshop (B)

February 13, 2024

In this Bundle Dye Intensive – students will make a 16” x 16” scarf and dye it with natural dyes through the ‘bundle’ method. Students will learn to machine sew a french seam, mordant fiber, compose raw dye material on fiber, and bundle dye. Focus will be learning technique and understanding bundle dying as a […]

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ONSITE: Learn to Use a Sewing Machine: Make a Tote Bag

February 13, 2024

In this beginners' course, students will learn the basics of machine sewing. First, students will learn how to set up their machines and practice using them. Once students feel comfortable with simple machine sewing, they will have the opportunity to sew a tote bag to apply their new skills. Through the construction of the tote […]

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ONSITE: Improvisational Quilting

February 13, 2024

Improv quilting is quilting with freedom in mind. Beginning a quilt with no real concept, quilters will spin the fabric into an ever-evolving fabric tapestry. We’ll dive into improv quilting blocks of our own while talking about the pioneers of this technique (Rosie Lee Tompkins, Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Etc.)

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Creating Quilts with Cyanotypes (Ages 9-11)

January 23, 2024

Get cozy in a class that is all about learning to sew! Learn to create cyanotypes on cloth using a photographic method that creates beautiful blue sillouettes of objects using light and sun-sensitive chemicals. Students learn to sew on the machine and create a small quilt top.

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Fiber Fun (Ages 9-11)

January 23, 2024

Get ready to explore the world of textiles! Learn the basics of different textile techniques like sewing, fabric painting, weaving and needle felting!

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Basket Weaving (Ages 9-11)

January 23, 2024

Make a basket of your very own! Learn to hand weave a container from vines, grasses, and hardwoods. Students will learn fun dyeing techniques with kool-aid or natural dyes like beets and turmeric to enhance their basket creations as well!

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Expressive Soft Sculpture (Ages 12-14)

January 23, 2024

Students will learn to hand and machine sew, dye fibers with fiber-reactive dyestuffs, and embroider with floss and yarn to create soft sculptures. Students will explore the relationship between medium and concepts to create layered works that express their ideas.

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Frame Weaving (Ages 9-11)

January 23, 2024

Learn about the ancient tradition of weaving and look at contemporary artists using the process to make art. We'll experiment with different kinds of weaving and push the envelope to explore the medium.

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Soft Sculpture (Ages 9-11)

January 23, 2024

Learn to sew, crochet, and needle-felt your own soft sculptures! After learning the basics, we will design and fabricate your own creations.

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Learn to Knit (Ages 9-11)

January 23, 2024

Who doesn't love the idea of knitting a horse, unicorn, or other four-legged friends? With plain or fancy stitches, they'll be as unique as you are. We'll provide the knitting needles and yarn for you!

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Learn to Hand Sew: Plushies + Pillows (Ages 6-8)

January 23, 2024

Learn to hand sew and make small projects like a decorative pillow or soft and snuggly plushy. We'll cover several hand sewing techniques including the running stitch and slip stitch and complete a few small projects.

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Fuzzy Art: Working with Wool (Ages 12-14)

January 23, 2024

Create your own soft little friends and sculptures! Learn how to transform natural wool fibers into soft sculptures and hand-made fabric with basic needle-felting and wet-felting techniques.

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Stain Power: Natural Dyeing (Ages 12-14)

January 23, 2024

With sustainability in mind, students will use a stain as a framework for various dying and fibers techniques learning alternative fiber processes while transforming the nature of a stain into something positive They will learn bundle-dying, ice-dying, embroidery, eco printing and mending techniques.

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