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Featured Listings for Spring 2018
In this workshop students will learn ways to naturally dye wool yarns. They will also learn how to overdyewool yarns so that they can coordinate their stash. Students will learn how to create a palate that is vat-efficient and conserves water ...
In architectural terms, pattern blocks are the foundation for all garment construction. In this advanced five-day workshop, students will learn how to manipulate and alter a basic set of dress blocks (bodice, skirt, and sleeve) through flat-pattern drafting techniques. Students will learn dart manipulation, sleeve variations, skirt variations, neckline and collar variations, and techniques to create style lines and add fullness.
Two creative acts—dyeing and construction—come together in one great workshop. Beginning with lengths of linen cloth, Sophena Kwon will lead students through the application of a variety of itajimi-shaped resist techniques. The class will then make two different indigo vats and use them to dye the prepared cloth. Students will learn appropriate yardage-dyeing methods.
Every work exists within a halo of interpretations, ideas, histories, personalities, and meanings. Over the years Michael Brennand-Wood has developed a keen talent for mentoring students—a talent which he claims consists in suggesting the conceptual framework of a piece under construction to students, thus enabling them to progress further with their work, while also creating a richer, more meaningful context to work within.
This workshop is ideal for individuals who are intrigued by the world of hand-sewing, but are hesitant to take the jump on their own. Students will enter into a rewarding and intricate world of vintage hand stitches and techniques that are relevant to both vintage and modern garments.
This workshop presents the embroiderer with a chance to learn the stitches of the Banjara and to gain an understanding of the Banjara approach to constructing a geometric pattern on a field of cloth. Bonnie will teach with reference to both contemporary and historic pieces from the Maiwa Collection.