Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Workshop: Expressive Painting and Printing with Procion MX

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am.

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop: Expressive Painting and Printing with Procion MX
Sue Benner

$595 includes 100 lab fee
October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,  - Class Limit 14
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC



Sue Benner is well known for her large-format textile works which combine a painterly approach with a love of colour and fabric. This year she returns from Dallas, Texas, to give this much anticipated class.

Bold and expressive use of Procion MX dyes is the goal of this workshop. Sue teaches her layered painterly approach to surface design using direct application, monoprinting, and various other techniques on cotton, silk, and other natural fibres.  Emphasis is also placed on developing sophisticated colour combinations using interesting tools, along with adding touches of metallic and opaque fabric paints.  There will be an opportunity to explore working on Maiwa’s various weaves of scarves and shawls.

Make your marks, brush your strokes, and record it all on fabric. 


Instructor Bio

Sue Benner is an innovator in her field, creating original dyed and painted fabrics which she combines with recycled textiles to form fields of structured pattern, vivid beauty, and riotous variation.


Sue’s artwork is in many private, corporate, and institutional collections. She also lectures and teaches workshops nationally and internationally in the fields of surface design, textile collage, fused quilt construction, and artistic inspiration. Her work has been juried into Quilt National seven times, and she served as a juror in 2009.

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