3 Day Botanical Print Workshop
Apr
17
to Apr 19

3 Day Botanical Print Workshop

3 Day Botanical Print Workshop
from 105.00

  • April 17-19, 2019

  • October 15-17, 2019

  • April 14-16, 2020

$420.00

Eco Printing is a process of using plants to dye and print on fiber through contact printing methods

During our workshop’s; participants will explore the alchemy of water, plant materials, heat, and metal and finish the class with beautiful prints on natural fiber fabrics.

 In these workshop's we will be creating samples and experimenting with different fibers. We will be using natural plant materials gathered near my Florida home or brought with you from your garden. I will show you processes that have worked well for me and the equipment and bundling techniques that are used.

Be prepared for the wonderful smells that can only come from eucalyptus, and other natural leaves and be open to the magic

The 3-Day workshop will cover:

  • THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR ECO-PRINTING

  • FABRIC SELECTIONS & PREP (PLEASE PRE SCOUR FABRICS PRIOR TO CLASS)

  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANTS FOR DYEING AND UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE TANNIN PLAYS

  • UNDERSTANDING THE PRINT PROCESS ON BOTH PROTEIN & CELLULOSE FIBERS

  • MORDANTING COTTON & LINEN FIBERS

  • DIFFERENT METHODS OF PREPARING THE LEAVES FOR CONTACT PRINTING

  • DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES FOR LAYING OUT YOUR LEAVES

  • METHODS OF ROLLING, TYING AND COOKING BUNDLES

  • BUNDLING OVERSIZED FIBER AND CLOTHING

  • INDIGO AND ECO PRINT

  • Class Time: 9:00 am-4:00pm

  • Class fee: $420

  • Materials fee: $40 payable day of class

 MATERIALS LIST

 

Class size is limited to 14 students. Enroll early, this workshop tends to fill quickly.

You may reserve your place in this class with a DEPOSIT of $105/ Balance due 45 days before class starts: NOTE- You must select from each drop-down

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Japan Shibori Trip
May
11
to May 23

Japan Shibori Trip

PASSPORT

Foreign visitors wishing to travel to Japan should be in possession of valid national passports valid for at least 190 days. 

DO I NEED A VISA TO VISIT JAPAN?

Nationals of some countries require a visa to enter Japan. 

Contact your government office to find out particulars. It is best to visit the foreign government office in your area and present your passport.

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Batik workshop with Muffy Clark Gill
Oct
1
to Oct 3

Batik workshop with Muffy Clark Gill

3 Day Batik Techniques Workshop with Muffy Clark Gill
from 120.00

October 1-3, 2019

Have you been interested in trying a new painting process but have been afraid to learn? This workshop is about using the batik (Indonesian style wax resist painting) and rozome (Japanese style batik) wax and dye painting processes to create unique artwork on fabric that can be used on everyday household objects, clothing or works of art! Play with tjaps (Indonesian printing blocks), tjanting tools, brushes, and other waxing techniques so that you have a variety of tools to create artwork that is uniquely yours.  We will work with environmental friendly soy/beeswax and Procion dyes for vivid colors. Good for silk painters, fiber artists and artists who would like to work in fiber so they can add new techniques and ideas to their toolkit.


$480  per student, plus $50 supply fee for instructor provided supplies


Instructor provided supplies:

Professional wax brush,  1 Japanese dye brush, stencil materials, Tjaps, soy/beeswax and Procion dyes. (An additional Tjanting may be purchased for $6.00) Posterboard for stencil cutting.

A check for $50 to cover supplies provided by instructor should be made out to Funky Flamingo Studio

 

Required Supplies:

  • ·         Push pins-plastic or stainless steel

  • ·         Rubber gloves

  • ·         1 large water container (clean large yogurt container)

  • ·         4-6 small glass jars (baby food jars are ideal)-you can get in the dollar store

  • ·         A few sheets of tracing paper

  • ·         14 x 20 “ wooden stretcher bars or commercial system for stretching fabric (May bring a second stretcher if you know you want to do a lot of work)

  • ·         Any Japanese wax or dye brushes or Indonesian wax tools if you own

  • ·         Pencil, eraser, and sketchbook

  • ·         Some of your own designs and symbols for reference

  • ·         Scissors and Xacto knife with extra blades

  • ·         Masking tape

  • ·         Cutting surface(if you have one)

  • ·         2-3 yds of white medium-weight (14mm+) 100% silk fabric, prewashed(Can use Dawn or Synthrapol). Please make sure they are ironed before use! Suitable silks are Crepe de Chine, Dupioni, Silk Broadcloth(Thai #19c), preferably 12mm or higher thread count. Bring some extra silk scarves if you like, prewashed as well.

  • ·         2 small clean white towels (Dollar store or similar)

  • ·         A few clothes pins

  • ·         2 cello sponges

Fabric sources are:

·         Pro Chemical & Dye: https://prochemicalanddye.net

·         Thai Silks www.thaisilks.com

·         Dharma Trading: www.dharmatrading.com

 

Communal Supplies-Please email if you can provide any of the additional items below which will also be needed for the workshop:

  • ·         Heavy duty orange extension cords

  • ·         electric wax pans (thermostatically controlled temperature)-electric frying pans are OK

  • ·         Electric blender (home blender is fine as non-food materials will be used in it)

  • ·         2 clean plastic buckets (2 gallon size)

  • ·         Iron and ironing board to iron out fabrics

  • ·         Roll of masking tape

  • ·         Roll of Duct tape for protecting electrical cords

  • ·         Newspapers without any glossy ad sections and/ or blank newsprint (to cover table tops and practice)

  • ·         Steamer or steamer pot

Number of participants: 8-10, minimum 6
Age: 15+
Experience Level: All levels.
Questions? Muffy@muffyclarkgill.com

For this class you may reserve your space with a $120 Deposit and pay the balance 45 days prior to class

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 3 Day Botanical Print Workshop
Oct
15
to Oct 17

3 Day Botanical Print Workshop

3 Day Botanical Print Workshop
from 105.00

  • April 17-19, 2019

  • October 15-17, 2019

  • April 14-16, 2020

$420.00

Eco Printing is a process of using plants to dye and print on fiber through contact printing methods

During our workshop’s; participants will explore the alchemy of water, plant materials, heat, and metal and finish the class with beautiful prints on natural fiber fabrics.

 In these workshop's we will be creating samples and experimenting with different fibers. We will be using natural plant materials gathered near my Florida home or brought with you from your garden. I will show you processes that have worked well for me and the equipment and bundling techniques that are used.

Be prepared for the wonderful smells that can only come from eucalyptus, and other natural leaves and be open to the magic

The 3-Day workshop will cover:

  • THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR ECO-PRINTING

  • FABRIC SELECTIONS & PREP (PLEASE PRE SCOUR FABRICS PRIOR TO CLASS)

  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANTS FOR DYEING AND UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE TANNIN PLAYS

  • UNDERSTANDING THE PRINT PROCESS ON BOTH PROTEIN & CELLULOSE FIBERS

  • MORDANTING COTTON & LINEN FIBERS

  • DIFFERENT METHODS OF PREPARING THE LEAVES FOR CONTACT PRINTING

  • DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES FOR LAYING OUT YOUR LEAVES

  • METHODS OF ROLLING, TYING AND COOKING BUNDLES

  • BUNDLING OVERSIZED FIBER AND CLOTHING

  • INDIGO AND ECO PRINT

  • Class Time: 9:00 am-4:00pm

  • Class fee: $420

  • Materials fee: $40 payable day of class

 MATERIALS LIST

 

Class size is limited to 14 students. Enroll early, this workshop tends to fill quickly.

You may reserve your place in this class with a DEPOSIT of $105/ Balance due 45 days before class starts: NOTE- You must select from each drop-down

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3 Day Marbling Intensive w Natalie Stopka
Oct
22
to Oct 24

3 Day Marbling Intensive w Natalie Stopka

In this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of marbling on both paper and fabric. We’ll spend one session learning the secrets of Japanese suminagashi, and two sessions getting colorful with Western-style pattern making. We’ll discuss the history and ideology shaping each technique, as well as the tools and materials required to create permanent prints. Students will learn traditional patterns before developing their own palette and style

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  Open Studio Day
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Open Studio Day

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? Maybe you want to create fabics for our sewing classes.  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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Izabela Sauer
Feb
12
to Feb 14

Izabela Sauer

Izabela Sauer’s innovations in surface design emerge from a passion for texture and colour. Her method of first hand-painting silk and then applying the arashi shibori technique produces a finished cloth with an unusual sculptural life.

In this workshop Izabela will teach a range of silk-painting techniques (watercolour, gutta resist lines, thickened dyes) and how to deploy these techniques on a variety of silks.

With painted fabric in hand, Izabela will demonstrate the application of arashi shibori pleating techniques. This workshop will provide a good opportunity to work closely with a successful working artisan in an intimate environment.

Students will have time to produce their own pieces. Izabela will give an overview of the art with both visuals and finished textiles.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and students with previous experience.

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Connections in Cloth with Lorie McCown
Feb
26
to Feb 28

Connections in Cloth with Lorie McCown

Connections in Cloth with Lorie McCown
from 140.00

Feb 26-28, 2020

$560.00

3 Fabulous days of stitching and art making

Making art is all about making connections. We will explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber.  The students will use traditional and nontraditional fibers, and mark making to express their personal vision in the art making process. This is not a gadget class; it is a personal expression class.  Radical self-expression is welcomed! Formal elements to making good art will be covered, as well as your own personal vocabulary of stitches and marks.  We will endeavor to communicate the students’ ideas, stories and personal experiences through stitches and personal mark making. We will use machine, and hand stitching, embroidery, painting/marking directly on cloth, and other methods for conveying our artistic voices. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Let’s explore all the uses for different media, fabrics and ephemera.  Let’s tell a story with cloth. Learn techniques and styles of putting together a good composition, stitching it together, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching.  We will have a lot of time to explore fabric manipulation, and stitching-of course! Feel free to bring any interesting fabrics or textiles you would like to incorporate into your work. Think out of the box. Handkerchiefs, t-shirts, whatever.. just remember, we will be cutting,marking and stitching on them.

 

Machines are optional for this class.

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 4 Day Nuno-Felted Poncho Workshop with Jean Gauger
Apr
6
to Apr 8

4 Day Nuno-Felted Poncho Workshop with Jean Gauger

Nuno Felted Poncho w Jean Gauger
from 130.00

 April 6-8, 2020

$520

Limit 7 students: Minimum enrollment: 5 students

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Instructor: Jean Gauger

About Jean: Jean Gauger creates unique art-to-wear nuno pieces as well as home decor, journals, handbags and framed art. Originally a knitter, she discovered wet felting and has been hooked ever since! Jean teaches and shares throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and now at The Aya Fiber Studio.  Her work is on exhibit at the Kent State University Museum in an exhibit entitled Entangled: Fiber to Felt to Fashion.  She also has had articles and tutorials in the Australian fiber magazines Textile Fibre Forum and Felt and was recently interviewed for Fiber Art Now FANfare.

Materials fee to Instructor: $30 ( includes)

  • printed instructions

  • bag of miscellaneous silk pieces

  • bag miscellaneous wool/silk roving colors

MATERIALS LIST

  • You may secure your spot with a deposit of $130: Balance due ( $ 390 before Feb 20, 2020-

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 Intro to Indigo & Shibori
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Indigo & Shibori

Intro to Indigo/ Shibori with Suzanne Connors
120.00

Intro to Indigo/ Shibori

from 0.00

Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery, and folklore. Discover how the leaves ‘make blue’ by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. 
The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dying, such as shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED

Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. The natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin-sized samples 

LEVEL

Beginner and intermediate 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • a pair of new rubber gloves (dishwashing-long)

  • a seam-picker or a small pair of sharp scissors

  • an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes

  • closed-toe shoes

  • package of rubber bands- assorted sizes

  • sewing needles with a larger sized eye

  • (1) item of clothing you wish to “upcycle” with your new skills not too large as we will be sharing a vat

  • Various fabric samples in different fibers- 24” x 24” or a set of 100% cotton or linen napkins- PRE SCOURED

  • natural fiber scarves are also acceptable and can be ordered from Dharma Trading

  • PRE SCOUR ALL Fabrics before bringing to class (wash in Hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes

  • Each person can dye approximately 6 items

DAILY PROGRAM:

  • Coffee/Tea available at 9:30 am- enjoy a cup on the dock, watching the birds and boats

  • Water available in studio

  • Workshop Times: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm with a break for lunch

  • Bring your lunch or we have menus available to order from a selected restaurant each day

 

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3 Day Nuno-Felted Poncho Workshop with Jean Gauger
Mar
27
to Mar 29

3 Day Nuno-Felted Poncho Workshop with Jean Gauger

Nuno Felted Poncho w Jean Gauger
from 130.00

 April 6-8, 2020

$520

Limit 7 students: Minimum enrollment: 5 students

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Instructor: Jean Gauger

About Jean: Jean Gauger creates unique art-to-wear nuno pieces as well as home decor, journals, handbags and framed art. Originally a knitter, she discovered wet felting and has been hooked ever since! Jean teaches and shares throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and now at The Aya Fiber Studio.  Her work is on exhibit at the Kent State University Museum in an exhibit entitled Entangled: Fiber to Felt to Fashion.  She also has had articles and tutorials in the Australian fiber magazines Textile Fibre Forum and Felt and was recently interviewed for Fiber Art Now FANfare.

Materials fee to Instructor: $30 ( includes)

  • printed instructions

  • bag of miscellaneous silk pieces

  • bag miscellaneous wool/silk roving colors

MATERIALS LIST

  • You may secure your spot with a deposit of $130: Balance due ( $ 390 before Feb 20, 2020-

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Botanical Print on Leather w M. Theresa Brown
Jan
30
to Feb 2

Botanical Print on Leather w M. Theresa Brown

Eco Print on Leather and Paper with M. Theresa Brown
from 125.00

Feb 4-7, 2020

M. Theresa Brown

Learn how to Ecoprint on LEATHER and watercolor paper! Tap into a new area of your ecoprinting in this 4 day comprehensive workshop on the waterfront at AYA Fiber studio! You’ll learn to use the tools associated with both mediums to create two beautiful Ecoprinted, hand bound Leather journals with your watercolor ecoprints as pages within your journal. Everything you need to know about how I create on leather will be covered from the actual ecoprinting techniques and tips to types of leather, care, maintenance, sealants, softening and even sewing techniques on a machine. As a fun bonus we will also explore working with leather dyes and tinting our creations to add beautiful and flattering colors to our leather ecoprints.

The tools in the student supply kit are suitable for both leather and heavy paper hand construction. Leather techniques covered in the workshop will enable you to not only ecoprint on LEATHER but I will show you techniques on how to turn your leather designs into beautiful handbags, clothing, jewelry and even shoes!

You will leave with 2 leather bound art journals and the tools and knowledge to embark on your own Leather journey in ecoprinting Additional hides will be available for purchase at the workshop.

Deposit : $125 Balance due 45 days before class

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 Intro to Indigo & Shibori
Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Indigo & Shibori

Intro to Indigo/ Shibori
130.00

Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery, and folklore. Discover how the leaves ‘make blue’ by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. 
The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dying, such as shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED

Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. The natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin-sized samples 

LEVEL

Beginner and intermediate 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • a pair of new rubber gloves (dishwashing-long)

  • a seam-picker or a small pair of sharp scissors

  • an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes

  • closed-toe shoes

  • package of rubber bands- assorted sizes

  • sewing needles with a larger sized eye

  • (1) item of clothing you wish to “upcycle” with your new skills not too large as we will be sharing a vat

  • Various fabric samples in different fibers- 24” x 24” or a set of 100% cotton or linen napkins- PRE SCOURED

  • natural fiber scarves are also acceptable and can be ordered from Dharma Trading

  • PRE SCOUR ALL Fabrics before bringing to class (wash in Hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes

  • Each person can dye approximately 6 items

DAILY PROGRAM:

  • Coffee/Tea available at 9:30 am- enjoy a cup on the dock, watching the birds and boats

  • Water available in studio ( bring water bottle)

  • Workshop Times: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm with a break for lunch

  • Bring your lunch or we have menus available to order from a selected restaurant each day

Class Dates: ( select from drop box below)

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3 Day Botanical Print Workshop
Dec
12
to Dec 14

3 Day Botanical Print Workshop

3 Day Botanical Print Workshop
from 105.00

  • April 17-19, 2019

  • October 15-17, 2019

  • April 14-16, 2020

$420.00

Eco Printing is a process of using plants to dye and print on fiber through contact printing methods

During our workshop’s; participants will explore the alchemy of water, plant materials, heat, and metal and finish the class with beautiful prints on natural fiber fabrics.

 In these workshop's we will be creating samples and experimenting with different fibers. We will be using natural plant materials gathered near my Florida home or brought with you from your garden. I will show you processes that have worked well for me and the equipment and bundling techniques that are used.

Be prepared for the wonderful smells that can only come from eucalyptus, and other natural leaves and be open to the magic

The 3-Day workshop will cover:

  • THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR ECO-PRINTING

  • FABRIC SELECTIONS & PREP (PLEASE PRE SCOUR FABRICS PRIOR TO CLASS)

  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANTS FOR DYEING AND UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE TANNIN PLAYS

  • UNDERSTANDING THE PRINT PROCESS ON BOTH PROTEIN & CELLULOSE FIBERS

  • MORDANTING COTTON & LINEN FIBERS

  • DIFFERENT METHODS OF PREPARING THE LEAVES FOR CONTACT PRINTING

  • DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES FOR LAYING OUT YOUR LEAVES

  • METHODS OF ROLLING, TYING AND COOKING BUNDLES

  • BUNDLING OVERSIZED FIBER AND CLOTHING

  • INDIGO AND ECO PRINT

  • Class Time: 9:00 am-4:00pm

  • Class fee: $420

  • Materials fee: $40 payable day of class

 MATERIALS LIST

 

Class size is limited to 14 students. Enroll early, this workshop tends to fill quickly.

You may reserve your place in this class with a DEPOSIT of $105/ Balance due 45 days before class starts: NOTE- You must select from each drop-down

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  Intro to Indigo & Shibori
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Indigo & Shibori

Intro to Indigo/ Shibori with Suzanne Connors
120.00

Intro to Indigo/ Shibori

from 0.00

Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery, and folklore. Discover how the leaves ‘make blue’ by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. 
The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dying, such as shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED

Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. The natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin-sized samples 

LEVEL

Beginner and intermediate 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • a pair of new rubber gloves (dishwashing-long)

  • a seam-picker or a small pair of sharp scissors

  • an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes

  • closed-toe shoes

  • package of rubber bands- assorted sizes

  • sewing needles with a larger sized eye

  • (1) item of clothing you wish to “upcycle” with your new skills not too large as we will be sharing a vat

  • Various fabric samples in different fibers- 24” x 24” or a set of 100% cotton or linen napkins- PRE SCOURED

  • natural fiber scarves are also acceptable and can be ordered from Dharma Trading

  • PRE SCOUR ALL Fabrics before bringing to class (wash in Hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes

  • Each person can dye approximately 6 items

DAILY PROGRAM:

  • Coffee/Tea available at 9:30 am- enjoy a cup on the dock, watching the birds and boats

  • Water available in studio

  • Workshop Times: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm with a break for lunch

  • Bring your lunch or we have menus available to order from a selected restaurant each day

 

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Swiftly Colored Silk w Carol Soderlund
Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Swiftly Colored Silk w Carol Soderlund

Swiftly colored silk with Carol Soderlund
from 100.00

Swiftly Colored Silk w Carol Soderlund

from 100.00

SWIFTLY COLORED SILK A WORKSHOP BY CAROL SODERLUND

One day, all levels: $225.00

APRIL 12, 2018  

For coloring silk swiftly and easily, whether overdyeing thrifted silk or coloring new white scarves or lightweight silk as a basis for nuno felting, nothing beats the microwave! Using simple wet-into-wet and shibori techniques, we will let the color flow on habotai, charmeuse, and organza. Carol will clear up misconceptions and confusion, and guide you with color mixing and several microwave dyeing techniques using Procion MX dyes.

You can reserve your space in this class with a $100 deposit

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 Selective De-Gumming on Raw Silk
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Selective De-Gumming on Raw Silk

Selective De-gumming on Raw Silk-
80.00

Selective degumming is removing one of the two proteins from the fiber in silk organza, otherwise known as raw silk. When this process is done in combination with resist techniques, you can achieve silk fabrics with patterning of both visual and textural interest. In this workshop, you will apply a selection of shibori techniques on raw silk fabrics in the morning. After lunch, these fabrics will be processed to remove the sericin protein and then over dyed in indigo.  There will be a materials fee of $20 for this class- You will receive 1 organza scarf and a piece of organza for practice. You may also bring your own Raw Silk Organza. for this class materials will be ordered from

 

LEVEL:

Beginner and intermediate

 

MATERIALS:

materials fee ($20)

You may bring your own Raw Silk Organza (100% silk ONLY)

 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

a pair of new rubber gloves

a seam-picker or small pair of sharp scissors

an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes

closed-toe shoes

lunch

DAILY PROGRAM

Coffee is available from 9.45am. Workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 3:00pm with a break during the day for lunch

Workshop Cost: $80/ person

Limit 6 students

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 3 DAY Indigo and Shibori
Nov
12
to Nov 14

3 DAY Indigo and Shibori

3 Day Indigo/ Shibori
from 90.00

May 6-8, 2019

Oct 7-10, 2019

$390.00

3 Day Indigo & Shibori

  • learn how to create a natural indigo vat and a pre-reduced indigo vat

  • learn ori-nui stitched shibori

  • learn arashi shibori ( on the pole)

  • learn itajime shibori ( fold & clamp)

for all levels

RESERVE YOUR SPACE with a Deposit of $90; Balance due 30 days before class

Materials Fee: $60.00

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Indigo and Shibori for Quilters
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Indigo and Shibori for Quilters

During this class you will learn (4) Basic Shibori Resist techniques that include Kumo (binding), Ori-Nui (stitching), Itajime (clamping) and Arashi (pole wrapping) to create Fat Quarters for Quilting.  The Design possibilities are endless! Class include (6) Kona Cotton fat quarters (precut and scoured 18x22)  Students may bring additional fabric to dye if time is available. (pre scoured)

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  Open Studio Day
Sep
18
to Sep 21

Open Studio Day

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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