Symposium - Opening Day

by - Sunday, July 01, 2012

It may have been the only day in the past week when it didn't rain - and for that we were very grateful. This is what the opening day of symposium registration looked like just before 9am on June 25th. During the first day we filled over 750 spaces in workshops, lectures and events. Thanks to everyone for their patience and perseverance during opening day.

Still trying to decide which workshop might be best for you? Or maybe looking for something to round out your schedule? Here are some select workshops with openings. Don't see your favourite workshop? Check out the listing online to see if it is full. It is still early so please call and ask to be added to the wait list (604 669 3939).

Narrative Textiles taught by Janet Bolton. This is the one-day sister-class to "The Stitch that Tells a Story." It is a in-depth introduction to Janet Boldon's direct way of working.

The Noren Workshop taught by Yoko and Kazuho Kano. Learn the asthetic and technique of creating "Noren" traditional japanese cloth dividers that hang over thresholds or windows.

The Colour Institute taught by renowned colour specialist Michelle Wipplinger. A few spaces are left in this comprehensively chromatic course.

Filming the World. MORNING and AFTERNOON. Join film maker Mary Lance for an intimate workshop on the documentary process: how it begins and how to steer it to a successful conclusion. Illustrated with cinematic examples from her own work.

Banjara Embroidery October 19, 20 or October 21, 22. Work directly with Banjara embroiderer Laxmi Duclos who arrives with her husband Jan. Together the two have founded Surya's Lambhani Woman Welfare Trust in Hampi, India. A co-operative working to maintain and promote this highly-skilled embroidery tradition.

Designing Knitted Lace with Beads taught by Sivia Harding. Knitting mentor Sivia Harding returns this year to teach one of our most popular knitting workshops.

There are also many spaces remaining in our lectures and events.

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