by - Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Maiwa Textile Symposium Workshop

Sue Benner
$495 (Includes $100 Lab Fee) Five full days
October 20 - 24 (Thu - Mon) 10am - 4pm
Maiwa East - 1310 Odlum Dr., Vancouver, Canada Class Limit 14

Sue Benner is well known for her large-format textile works which combine a painterly approach with a love of colour and fabric. Maiwa has been trying to bring Sue up to Vancouver from her home in Dallas, Texas, for over four years. It’s finally going to happen.

Bold and expressive use of Procion MX dyes is the goal of this workshop. Sue teaches her layered painterly approach using direct application, mono-printing, and variations on mark-making techniques. Emphasis is placed on developing sophisticated colour combinations, using interesting tools, and adding touches of metallic and opaque fabric paints. Sue will share helpful hints, technical information, and the variations that have made her own work so successful.

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

Sue Benner

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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