Our Programs

I'm really proud of the classes we have this year!  We have scheduled the VERY best Instuctors to come to the Studio and to teach a wide variety of classes. Some are 1 day classes and some are an entire week; Most are available for all Levels of students

 

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

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

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

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.........

 

SHIBORI, Katazome, Batik, Rozome

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.

BATIK, ROZOME, TAPESTRY WEAVING, Marbling