Fiber Fundamentals

Fiber Fundamentals

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 : REGISTER NOW From hemp to linen, camel to yak, not to mention the many breeds of sheep, our world is full of some fantastic fibers….

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Needle Felted Birds April

Needle Felted Birds April

Saturday, April 29, 2017 : REGISTER NOW Learn to needle felt a three-dimensional bird from core wool and apply lifelike characteristics using merino prefelt and roving. Learn finishing details for…

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Sewing Machine Maintenance

Sewing Machine Maintenance

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 : REGISTER NOW One reason older mechanical machines are being rediscovered and appreciated is that sewers can perform most maintenance procedures themselves. We will open up…

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Open Studio Series

Open Studio Series

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 : Register for May 10, 10 am-1 pm Register for June 14, 10 am-1 pm Register for July 19, 1-4 pm Registration for August 9, 1-4…

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Mycopigments: Exploring Regional Mushroom and Lichen Dyes

Mycopigments: Exploring Regional Mushroom and Lichen Dyes

Thursday, May 11, 2017 : REGISTER NOW Every region has its own palette of mushroom and lichen dyes. This class takes an in-depth look at using local, wild fungi as…

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Mushroom Dyed Silk: Mordant Painting

Mushroom Dyed Silk: Mordant Painting

Friday, May 12, 2017 : REGISTER NOW Blank silk scarves will be our canvas as we explore the possibilities of design using mushroom dyes and minerals such as alum and…

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Mushroom Dye Magic: Marbled Skeins

Mushroom Dye Magic: Marbled Skeins

Saturday, May 13, 2017 : REGISTER NOW Using common dye mushrooms and colorful exhaust baths, we will make beautiful variegated skeins. You will learn the basics about using mushrooms for…

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Conceptual Conundrum

Conceptual Conundrum

Monday, May 15, 2017 : REGISTER NOW Recent graduates of fiber programs and artists using fiber-based techniques are increasingly visible in the contemporary art market. Yet long time devotees of…

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Embroidery Basics 2

Embroidery Basics 2

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 : REGISTER NOW It’s time to learn some new embroidery stitches! We will review selecting fabric, stretching fabric on a hoop, and choosing needles. The stitches…

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Color Wheel in Wool

Color Wheel in Wool

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 : REGISTER NOW Dye your own 12-step color wheel using acid dyes on wool fabric. Learn the art of getting repeatable, predictable colors every time, and…

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