Maiwa School of Textiles offers an international roster of instructors. Learn from some of the most skilled hands working in textiles today.
Featured Listings for Spring 2018
This intensive four-day workshop is the perfect entry into the fascinating art of achieving colour on fabric. It is designed to be a clear and thorough introduction to the (sometimes intimidating) world of dye types and procedures ...
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 ...
The magnificence of indigo blues has thrilled artisans of almost all cultures and times. The transformation of cloth dipped in indigo suggests a potency recognized by craftspeople all over the world. When combined with the many variations of shibori resist techniques, the result is blue and white patterning that ranges from simple motifs to elegant three-dimensional pleating.
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.