Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Workshop Openings - The September Hotlist

MAIWA TEXTILE WORKSHOPS

There are a few openings in the following workshops. Click on the title for full details or online registration.


Dyeing:

Mudcloth with Michele Wipplinger
Discover the rich assortment of colour that can be gathered and brewed from the earth's crust.

Dyeing to Discharge with Carol Soderlund
Selectively remove and replace colour using clamp, pole-wrap, stencil, screen-printing, and block-printing techniques. Create striking imagery with complex layering of colour.

Acid Dyes and Discharge on Silk with Ros Aylmer
Play with the many effects that can be achieved with acid dyes and colour removal on silk. Using various shibori processes, the class will work toward a multi-layered cloth.

Between the Colours: Creative Resist with Natalie Grambow
Obtain a comprehensive understanding of resists: what advantage each has, what effects can be obtained, and what the proper techniques are for manipulating fabric, colour, and resist.


Weaving:

Weaving in the Maiwa Tradition with Jane Stafford
Learn the loom-controlled techniques found in Maiwa's handwoven textiles. Originating in Bengal, India, these are simple structures pushing the boundaries of plain weave in fine yarns.

Woven Shibori: Weaving, Dyeing, and Shaping with Catherine Ellis
Explore the relationship between woven cloth and shibori using the loom to create shibori resist. Participants will weave fabrics of wool, silk, and other fibres to create woven resists for dyeing and shaping.


Knitting:

Artful Knit: A Sculptural Approach with Adrienne Sloane
Use knitting fundamentals to create shapes while taking advantage of knit’s natural tendencies. This class in 3D knitting will start participants on a journey to develop a personal language of forms.

New Pathways for Sock Knitters with Sivia Harding
This class is an introduction to Cat Bordhi’s brilliant rethinking of the structure of the sock. Explore her eight new gussetless sockitectures featured in the book New Pathways for Sock Knitters.

Vintage Techniques: Modern Knits with Christa Giles
Shape your knitting on the needles. Move away from flat fabric and create beautiful special effects. These advanced techniques duplicate many details found in vintage and modern designer clothing.

Creative:

Creative Studio with Natalie Grambow
Creativity. How can it be tapped, mined, or made to flow when we need it most? In this original workshop, students will discovering techniques of creativity, letting go of assumptions that stop their work or hold it back.

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