For one special evening in December I'll be leading a Stationery Marbling Workshop at the beautiful studio of textile artist Maryanne Moodie. Join us in creating your own palette and patterns to bedeck a suite of notecards and gift tags!
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6:30 - 9:00 pm
hosted by the Maryanne Moodie Studio in Brooklyn
Join me on May 2-3 at the Center for Book Arts for an Introduction to Natural Dyes, a weekend-long workshop for book artists and crafters to learn the fundamentals of botanical dyeing. Bring the beautiful and subtle colors of the natural world into your work with techniques for mark- and pattern-making on both paper and fabric. The questions of materials choice, mordants, and permanence will the addressed. This workshop runs just once a year, so register now!
The long list of spring workshops is now posted and open for registration! In addition, the Sewing Seeds program at TAC is now accepting applications to its summer residency. The residency is a fantastic 6-week opportunity to access local natural dyes, use the studio, and engage the community by creating site-specific work in the natural dye garden in Bushwick. What could be better?
image courtesy of Sewing Seeds
The new year's new workshops are now listed and open for enrollment! Bookbinding 101, Coptic Binding, Natural Dyeing, and a new one-day intensive I am excited to teach: Large Scale Fabric Marbling. This class will cover all the basics with a small marbling vat for each student to experiment in, but we will also pull prints from the large vat. I mean 2 square yards of continuous marbled fabric, using traditional or experimental techniques as you like. Big! We will also discuss the practical considerations of building and printing from a large vat - trust me, I'm frequently up to my elbows in mine. Saturday, February 14th at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.
If you'd like to try fabric marbling without diving into the large vat, I'll also be teaching a short 3-hour After Workshop next Tuesday, January 20 in Manhattan. 6:30-9:30, BYOB!
This year the Natural Dyeing for Book Artists workshop I'll be teaching at the Center for Book Arts has been expanded to a 2-day long intensive! We will be dyeing a variety of samples and exploring mark- and pattern-making on both paper and fabric, while learning the fundamentals of materials, mordants, and permanence. Natural dyes have so many applications in both fine binding and artist books, and a wealth of cultural history to consider. The weekend will be full to the brim, and I hope to see you there!
28 W 27th Street, Manhattan
Saturday, June 21 & Sunday, June 22 10:00 - 4:00
I will be teaching a few natural dye workshops at the Textile Arts Center in the coming months, the perfect time to learn the basics of mordanting, extracting, and dyeing as dye plants begin to sprout!
Book Arts 101 will be starting up on Sundays in May, and it's a red hot staff pick this month. We'll be covering bookbinding tools, terminology, and fundamental techniques, but also explore the opportunities for book and fiber arts to connect and inform one another. Check out all the upcoming workshops here, or visit TAC to sign up.
I am very excited to announce the upcoming workshop Book Arts 101 at the Textile Arts Center. This is a class for anybody who loves textiles and wants to explore book arts, or book artists who want to expand their repertoire of fiber skills. We will be binding basic non-adhesive structures, but delving into big ideas over the course of 4 Sunday classes. As if the promise of awesome handouts and a slideshow are not tempting enough, students have access to open studio hours at TAC during all 4 weeks of class. Sign up here!
Textile Arts Center, 505 Carroll Street, Brooklyn
Sundays 11:00-2:00, January 12 - February 2
Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form - and one that dovetails with fiber arts!
Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books. By viewing the book as an interaction rather than an object, and paper as a fiber rather than a surface, students will be able to connect textile and book arts. Each book model will explore the opportunities for this connection through techniques including embroidery, needle weaving, natural dyeing, and resist techniques.