Fiber Arts Workshops

Appalachian Basktet
 
Wed 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
05/10/2017 to 05/24/2017

Weave two traditional Appalachian style baskets in this hands-on workshop. Using hoops and reed, participants will weave beautiful ribbed potato and cheese baskets.

Shibori Scarf
Workshop Canceled
Sun 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
04/23/2017 to 04/30/2017

Learn the beautiful traditional art of Shibori fabric dyeing and surface design techniques. You will use the basics of shibori to make your very own one-of-a-kind beautiful silk shibori scarf-neck sculpture.

 
Sun 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
04/09/2017 to 04/16/2017

Develop multiple samples while learning basic hand embroidery techniques without the aid of a plan or drawing. Improvisational embroidery allows participants to freely experiment with multiple stitching techniques while also considering color, texture, and pattern.

 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
04/05/2017

Come and experience the vibrancy of painting on silk with dyes and gutta resist. You will design and paint one silk scarf in this introduction to silk painting that will leave you wanting to do more! Class intended for those with no prior experience.

Weaving
 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
04/05/2017

Always wondered how to use that loom stuck in your attic? Jump right into your own weaving project in our one-day class designed to give you a taste of what weaving is all about.

Knit Market Bag
 
Mon 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
04/10/2017 to 04/24/2017

Try out a fun project to learn some basic knitting skills or hone your abilities! You will make a fun and functional knit market/grocery bag, designed by a local knitter. Materials provided, all skill levels welcome.

 
Tue 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
05/30/2017

Learn how to dye yarn and wool with food coloring and Kool Aid. You'll learn how to dye a skein a solid color, variegated coloring and stripes. Students may bring light colored, 100% wool skeins of yarn or finished knitted or crocheted projects that were made from wool. This type of dyeing cannot be done on cotton or acrylic. Oh Yeaaah!

 
Thur 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
06/01/2017

If you need help with those rips or alterations, then this workshop is for you. We will introduce you to the not-very-mysterious workings of a sewing machine. Confidently hem your jeans, patch a skirt and more!

 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
04/04/2017

If you need help with those rips or alterations, then this workshop is for you. We will introduce you to the not-very-mysterious workings of a sewing machine. Confidently hem your jeans, patch a skirt and more!

 
Tue 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
04/11/2017 to 05/16/2017

You won’t need to shop for that perfect design if you can create your own. We’ll cover pattern selection, fabric choices, and sewing machine operation, as well as zippers, buttons, and more. Choose a project and then work from start to finish.

Nui Shibori
 
Sun 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
05/07/2017 to 05/21/2017

Work with lamb suede and leather to make beautiful traditional Shibori designs! Learn the general techniques of surface design and painting on leather. Make your own beautiful purse or jacket from Italian lamb suede (allow extra $ for purchase of one or more hides).

 
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
04/10/2017 to 04/24/2017

Silk painting is an exciting way to create vibrant designs with colorful dyes and resists. This workshop will cover gutta resists, color application, salt, and other techniques to embellish your brilliant scarves and silk fabric.

Spinning Wheel
 
Mon 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
05/01/2017 to 05/22/2017

Create visual and tactile sensations in yarn. Participants will learn carding techniques and spinning with drop spindles and spinning wheels. This workshop will also cover the properties and cleaning of wool from different breeds of sheep and other fiber producing animals.

Weaving
 
Thur 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
05/04/2017 to 05/18/2017

Cover the basics of handweaving on a loom in this small-project workshop. Experiment, sample different ideas, or work from a provided pattern.

 
Sun 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
05/21/2017

Participants will learn how to twine with round reed, covering it with a 'skin' of handmade paper, to create a  shade about 6 to 8 inches across. We will talk about ways to illuminate the lamp.