WORKSHOP Monoprinted Cloth and the Stitched Mark

by - Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monoprinted Cloth and the Stitched Mark
Ilze Aviks

$295 (includes $50 lab fee) class limit 14

September 10-12 (Mon-Wed) 10am–4pm
Maiwa Loft, Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

Monoprinting is a method used in printmaking as well as in textiles. It simply means a process whereby a one-of-a-kind print is produced. Pigment is painted onto glass, then fabric or paper is laid onto the glass, and a one-of-a-kind print is made. Using this delightful and spontaneous method, participants will create unique cloth for stitching and collaging.

Then, using basic hand-stitching, students will create a series of studies investigating the potent interaction of the stitched mark and painted cloth. Together the class will examine how stitching can transform cloth by enhancing colour, deepening space, and creating surprising textures.

Students should come ready to explore, experiment, and surprise themselves! Monoprinting is a great way to get past a creative roadblock. It is also a method that presents many happy “accidents,” such as new visual textures and colour combinations.

Ilze Aviks returns from Colorado to teach this popular workshop.

This workshop can be taken after Stitching as Markmaking but that workshop is not a prerequisite. Non-textile artists are welcome—no previous stitching experience required.


Ilze Aviks has maintained a studio in Durango, Colorado, for over 30 years. During the last 15 years she has taught Studio and Art Theory courses at Fort Lewis College and has been a Visiting Artist at many universities. She has conducted workshops in the USA, Canada, and Australia.

Ilze has contributed essays and reviews to Fibrearts, Surface Design Journal, and Telos Publications.

Articles featuring Ilze Aviks’ work can be found in Fibrearts Design, Fibrearts, SDA Gallery Issue, Contemporary Quilt Art by Kate Lenkowsky, Shuttle Spindle Dyepot, Australian Threads, American Craft, and Surface Design Journal.

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