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  • Instructor: Trey Gehring Thursdays, March 15, 22 & 29, April 5 6 - 9pm Students will learn to read draft patterns while experimenting with a variety of twill structures on a four shaft looms.
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, March 17, 9:30 – 4pm Explore using soy wax as a resist on fabric to create a sophisticated look of multi-dimensional layering in easy to do steps. We will work with fabric paints and/or dyes for our color palette and discuss the layering of colors. We will make or use found objects for stamping into the fabric using the soy wax. Demonstrations of wax removal techniques and all materials are provided.
  • Instructor: Dena Gershon Saturday, March 31st, 9:30 - 4pm Use vast possibilities of creating unique yardage through the selective removal and re-application of color onto silk.
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, February 10, 9:30 – 4pm Discover the rich and interesting patterning that occurs while dyeing fabric with ice. This technique is great for unique dyed garments or one-of-a-kind fabric. All levels of experience (and artistic confidence) are welcome!
  • Instructor: Rebecca Cross Saturday, February 24th, 9:30 - 4pm Learn the magical qualities of VAT dyes. Unlike other natural dyes, these dyes do not need an additional mordant to give permanent, beautiful color to fabric. Learn how to dye with indigo, wine, turmeric, and other natural ingredients.
  • Instructor: Trey Gehring Thursdays: February 15 & 22, March 1 & 8 6 - 9pm Interested in learning how to create your own cloth? Or do you already have a loom at home but have no idea where to start? In Intro to Weaving you will learn how to weave on floor looms from yarn to cloth. By weaving a color and weave sampler scarf using simple woven structures, you will become comfortable with all of the steps in the weaving process all while creating a beautiful scarf to show off to all of your friends. This class is designed with the beginner in mind and requires no prior experience. It is also a great course for anyone that has learned to weave in the past, but needs a refresher.
  • Instructor: Jennifer Omaitz Saturday, March 24th, 9:30 – 4pm Learn the magical art of marbling on fabric with this one day intensive workshop. We will explore pattern and design through marbling on silk scarfs. We will also explore color and marbling techniques through both traditional (Ebru) and non traditional approaches. Marbling consist of suspending inks on on thickened water (carrageenan). Inks are put though a series of swirls, rakes and other techniques to transform a given design. The outcome then becomes printed, similar to monoprinting, on a surface of choice.
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Tuesdays: April 10, 17 & 24, May 1 6 - 9pm There are so many different ways to apply dye to fabric! In this four week course you will explore the many ways of using MX Reactive dye processes on cotton and silk. In the first two weeks you will learn freestyle direct painting with dye as well as mono printing and screen printing techniques. In weeks 3 and 4 create complex layers with shibori as well as color removal processes. Custom designed fabric yardage can then be used for a wide variety of projects or wearables. The possibilities are endless!
  • Instructor: Jo Ettorre Tuesdays February 13, 20, & 27, March 6 6 - 9pm Find out what your most beloved yarns might do by blending them on the knitting machine.  Knit them quickly into blanks to be dyed or many other uses for knit fabrics.
  • Instructor: Annmarie Suglio Tuesdays: March 13, 20, & 27, April 3 Spinning yarn is one of the oldest fiber traditions whose basic techniques have not changed much since the Leonardo Davinci invented the modern spinning wheel around 1490. A meditative and relaxing process, spinning is great way for weavers, knitters and artists alike to create custom yarn. Participants will choose their fiber, dye it, and learn to spin one and two ply yarns in this exciting four week course.
  • Instructor: Rebecca Cross Saturday, February 17, 9:30 – 4pm Weavers, spinners, knitters, crocheters, or anyone else that works with yarn will benefit from this one-day intensive. Participants will learn multiple techniques to create unique, colorful yarns. Techniques include: Hand-painting, gradient dyeing, and immersion dyeing. This course focuses exclusively on using cellulose dyes which can be used on cotton and linen. Students will learn through demonstrations and hands-on experience while creating their very own custom yarn.
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    $55.00 / month
    • 15% discount on classes*, workshops and loom rental
    • Free access to open studios on Wednesdays and Sundays from noon-4pm

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