Sunday, May 4, 2014

Workshop - Air Shawl

[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]


2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Air Shawl
Kyoko Ueda

$250 includes 65 lab fee
October 18, 19,  - Class Limit 14
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC



Both Kyoko Ueda workshops teach the same technique of machine-stitching gauze materials. In this workshop students will work with silk gauze to learn techniques that can be used to structure a unique and ethereal “air shawl.”

Silk gauze is more transparent than silk organza, and when layered it provides a textile memory. It retains its shape when scrunched or expanded. The diaphanous nature of the gauze permits stitching and embellishment to hang on the air. This gives the creative personality unlimited potential to write or draw in space. Additional fabrics and other elements can also be placed between layers. When the silk gauze is coloured, the work can be pushed in new chromatic directions.

Students will learn to plain stitch on single and double cloths, experiment with serging, folding, tucking, patchwork, and embroidery. On the second day students will progress toward a completed shawl.

Kyoko joins us from Japan.


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