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What do you want to Create?

the aya fiber studio IS A waterfront WORKING & TEACHING fiber STUDIO; offerING Fiber Art workshops with awesome instructors!

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Every year hundreds of men and women from all over the world make the journey to South Florida, to visit the Aya Fiber Studio to learn and create beautiful fiber. Regardless if you are a beginner just looking to have fun or an experienced fiber artist looking to hone your skills; we have a class for you!  Our goal is to bring the VERY BEST Instruction possible in a wide variety of generes and to excite your inner passions!

 

 
 

The Studio

COME ENJOY AN EARLY MORNING CUP OF COFFEE ON THE DOCK, GATHER AND MINGLE WITH LIKE MINDED FIBER ARTISTS, LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES. CHECK THE CALENDAR TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK- IT'S EASY TO REGISTER ONLINE!

IN ADDITION we have open studio days where you can PRACTICE YOUR NEW SKILLS. PURCHASE A STUDIO PASS!  IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE IN AN INTIMATE FULLY FURNISHED WATERFRONT STUDIO ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA!

STUDIO EQUIPPED WITH:

  • SEWING MACHINES

  • SERGERs

  • LARGE CUTTING AND WORK TABLES

  • IRONS/IRONING BOARDS

  • DRESS FORMS

  • WET AREA WITH SINKS

  • OUTDOOR DYE AREA

  • DYE EQUIPMENT

  • DRYING RACK AND INDOOR LINES

  • SILK AND BATIK FRAMES

  • STEAMERs

  • 4 HARNESS LECLERC FLOOR LOOMs

  • TAPESTRY LOOMs

  • MARBLING EQUIPMENT

  • ALSO ON SITE IS A REFERENCE LIBRARY, COMPUTER AND PRINTER. WI-FI ALSO AVAILABLE.

 

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studio workshops

This year we have over 40 different classes scheduled for all levels: We have classes in Indigo Dyeing, Shibori, Katazome, Joom-chi, Eco-Print, Surface Design, Tapestry Weaving, Stitching, Batik, Rozome, Marbling , Scultpting with fabric, Deconstructed Screen Print, Mixing Dyes, Painting with dyes, Natural Dyes..... If you are looking for something that is not here, let me know

 

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OPEN STUDIO TIME

Enjoy delicious, uninterrupted studio time. Open studios is a great way to try out the Aya Fiber Studio. Do you have a project you’re working on but need assistance? Do you have indigo projects to put into the vat? Maybe you need a large table or access to the dye kitchen? Come use ours! Maybe you’ve taken a class but need a little extra time to work. One of our qualified staff members will be here to help! A drop in fee of $30 includes access to our dye kitchen, print tables, sewing area and small equipment , just bring your material or buy some of ours!

 
 

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PRIVATE CLASSES

Private classes are available- contact me to design your perfect workshop!

Perhaps you already have basic skills and want to enhance them, perhaps you want to schedule something during your visit to South Florida. Perhaps you just want to add a few days to your existing class or want to arrange something for a group or guild.

There are so many reasons!

Private classes are typically $60/ hour + materials and are scheduled around current workshop schedules.  

 

 

 
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Our Programs/ Class Descriptions

I'm really proud of the classes we have this year!  We have scheduled the VERY best Instuctors from all over the country to come into the Studio and to teach a wide variety of classes. Some are 1 day classes and some are an entire week; Classes are suited for students of ALL Levels!  To find your class; click one of the links below and a new window will open showing the different classes available in that genre. then click one of the class images. If you need help; email me at ayafiberstudio@gmail.com
 

DYEING: Natural Dyes, Indigo

Dyeing is the process of adding color to textile products like fibers, yarns, and fabrics. Dyeing is normally done in a special solution containing dyes and particular chemical material. After dyeing, dye molecules have uncut chemical bond with fiber molecules. The temperature and time controlling are two key factors in dyeing. There are mainly two classes of dye, natural and man-made..........

Eco-printing, Contact Printing, Botanical Printing

Eco-printing is a technique developed by Australian dyer India Flint, which involves bundling leaves in cloth or felt and then steaming or dyeing the bundles in a plant based dye vat.

FELTING, NUNO FELTING

Felting is one of the oldest Fiber Crafts, It is a process to create an object made with wool fibers. there are 2 types; one is dry needle felting and the other is wet felting...

SURFACE DESIGN: Quilt Arts, Stitching, Tapestry weaving, Marbling, joom-chi, jewelry. FABRIC SCULPTING

Textile/surface design is the art of changing the appearance of natural and synthetic surfaces by the application of traditional, stylized, digitized, and illusionary techniques to embellish a product. It’s also the art of enhancing a surface’s structure by applying three-dimensional techniques, such as weaving, knitting, embroidery, lace, devoré, beading, and embossing.........

 

RESIST DYEING: SHIBORI, Katazome, Batik, Rozome, silk painting

There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, but each method is also used to work in harmony with the type of cloth used. Therefore, the technique used in shibori depends not only on the desired pattern, but the characteristics of the cloth being dyed. Also, different techniques can be used in conjunction with one another to achieve even more elaborate results.

Please CLICK the White Buttons to Read Class DEscriptions and RESERVE your space

 
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How to Register:

It's Easy to register for our amazing Workshops, Just don't wait too long! Classes fill quickly, especially during winter season ( Nov- April)  It is also advisible to secure loding well in advance as waiting too long may make it difficult and more expensive.

All class registrations are done online- we take Credit Cards and PayPal.

Most classes require a minimum of 6 students to run; I will wait as late as 30 days before a class to cancel, so check class status before making travel plans or purchase travel insurance. Class size is typically 12 students . Once we reach 12, I will start a waitlist. If you get an notice saying class is full or there is 0 stock- email me, I will put your name on the list just in case someone has to cancel.

For most classes you can reserve your space with a deposit and the balance will be due 45 days before class starts. ( don't worry, we will send you a reminder) When registering there are typically 3 amounts posted on the class link; Use the drop down to select the amount you are paying

  • The Deposit to reserve your space

  • Balance due ( due 30 days before class, reminder will be sent about 45 days )

  • Full price of class

After selecting the Date of your class and the amount you are paying; CLICK the Add to Cart button, It will say “ADDED” when your class has been processed. After this go to the CART, It is in the upper Right Corner of the Website and is Orange. Click on this and a new window will open that will take all of your Contact and Payment information. It is secure! A Confirmation will be immediately emailed to you.

Supply Lists are posted with most class descriptions and I even have links for fabric purchases and prep instruction.

Workshop Registration Terms

 

SELECT YOUR CLASS

This year we have over 40 different classes scheduled for all levels: We have classes in Indigo Dyeing, Shibori, Katazome, Joom-chi, Eco-Print, Surface Design, Tapestry Weaving, Stitching, Batik, Rozome, Marbling , Scultpting with fabric, Deconstructed Screen Print, Mixing Dyes, Painting with dyes, Natural Dyes..... If you are looking for something that is not here, let me know

MAKE TRAVEL PLANS AND THEN COME HAVE A GREAT TIME! JOIN OUR TRIBE

Come have a cup of coffee on the deck, mingle with like minded fiber artists and join our tribe!  Make new friends! Take a sunset boat ride on the "Pocket Hopper" and eat as much fresh seafood as you can!

Get Ready!

  • Purchase fabric, scarves

  • Scour Fabrics

  • Mordant Fabrics

 
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About

The Studio is located in Stuart, Florida, at the Fish House Art Center, on the beautiful Stuart Waterfront. We are about 45 minutes North of Palm Beach.

We have workshops year round. Winter workshops are very popular; while it is cold everywhere else in the country, Stuart has daytime temperatures that average 76 degrees. We always have breezes coming off the water and rarely even need the air conditioning.

Lodging and restaurants are located within walking distance to the studio and our beaches are just a short drive.

Learn More....

 

“REVIEWS"

Elissa Berger reviewed Aya Fiber Studio — 5 star

October 26, 2017 · 

Coming to Aya Fiber Studio is a real treat! Guest artists are not only brought in for their expertise and unique processes, but also for the fact that they make their classes so much fun. In addition, studio owner, Suzanne, has such extensive experience herself that she has every experience planned and executed to perfection. I love this wonderful studio!

 

Etta Jean Juge reviewed Aya Fiber Studio — 5 star

February 19, 2016 · 

Suzanne is a knowledgeable, flexible teacher who makes every process fun. I just finished the two-day Eco printing workshop and am very happy with my beautiful pieces. Love the funky waterfront setting of the studio.

 

Andrea Huffman reviewed Aya Fiber Studio — 5 star

June 19, 2015 · 

Very informative hands-on workshop in a beautiful setting. Suzanne generously shares her knowledge and experience. Do dress 'light'' on summer days, however.

 

Dave Subers reviewed Aya Fiber Studio — 5 star

February 16, 2015 · 

Love Suzanne's work and had a blast at the Indigo Shibori workshop.If you're thinking of attending a workshop, I highly recommend it. It was easy, fun and very fulfilling to create some awesome pieces I look forward to wearing. Thanks Suzanne!

 

Diane Klusner reviewed Aya Fiber Studio — 5 star

June 14, 2016 · 

1st time eco-printing and I'm enchanted with the process the beauty of the finished pieces and the wonderfulness that is Suzanne. Did I mention the waterfront setting? I'll be back for more. Thank you Suzanne.

 

Christine Scheer reviewed Aya Fiber Studio — 5 star

March 22 · 

Loved my class! Beautiful space, location, and helpful instructors.

 

Deepak Agrawal reviewed Aya Fiber Studio — 5 star

March 3 · 

This beautifull studio all natural fabric n colour