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Saturday July 30, 2016

Sessions for Saturday July 30, 2016

WORKSHOPS 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

3W-S001 Creating and Working with Natural Pigments


Saturday, Sunday, Monday

John Marshall

The very first colors used for adornment were pigments and this workshop will explore both historical and contemporary methods of production, including both mineral- and vegetable-based pigments. We will also look at the many ways to use natural pigments to create exquisite textile works of art using direct painting methods as well as in combination with shibori and other resist dye techniques.

Rubber gloves, an apron, and a roll of paper towels will be required.

Materials Fee: $90. Level: All.


3W-S002 Jacquard Weaving on the TC2

Amidei TC2

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Cathryn Amidei

Learn how handweaving on the Jacquard loom can unleash your creativity. This workshop will focus on the development of imagery in cloth through the building of color palettes using multi-shuttle weave structures. We will explore a variety of weave structures and guide participants through the process of developing weave

files for various multi-shuttle weaves using Photoshop®. There will be both structured and more open-ended exercises to help students see the possibilities available to them, as well as images and woven samples to examine and discuss.

A laptop with Photoshop® installed will be required.

Materials Fee: $40. Level: Intermediate.