Shibori is the Japanese art of patterned resist fabric dyeing. Students will learn Arashi Shibori, a folding and wrapping technique. Join us as we explore this technique allowing for an infinite variety of designs while creating distinctive patterned results.
Fiber Arts Workshops
Get ready for spring bike rides by creating your own bike frame bag. Design and construct a bag for your bike that can hold your personal items, for short rides or adventures. Materials for one bag included. This workshop is great for all levels. No prior sewing knowledge is necessary.
Use an old rock climbing rope (no longer suitable for climbing) to make a beautiful and inspiring woven rug! Materials provided for one small rug. No experience necessary. Sponsored by the UO Student Recreation Center. Workshop is for UO Students only.
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.
Indigo is one of the oldest fabric dyes, dating back at least 6,000 years. Modern techniques have turned this traditionally labor-intensive process into a quick, fun, and beautiful activity. Explore a few fabric dyeing techniques and enjoy the magical reveal that occurs as the dye oxidizes in air. No experience required. Additional materials available for purchase.
Knitting is an ideal way to relax while creating beautiful and useful handmade textiles. Participants in this workshop will learn the fundamentals of knitting and be ready to move on to a project-based knitting workshop or trying a simple project at home.
A classic beginning or intermediate knitting project. Fundamentals of knitting, one-on-one assistance, and materials provided. A simple and fun project that's easy to take home. Functional and fashionable!
Shibori is the Japanese art of patterned resist fabric dyeing. Students will learn Nui Shibori, a stitching and binding technique. Join us as we explore this technique allowing for an infinite variety of designs while creating distinctive patterned results.
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!
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.
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.
It's back! Using a pattern and provided materials, you can make a super-hip waist pack for travel or everyday use. You'll learn a useful set of skills and take home a useful bag! No experience necessary.