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TEXTURE - fabric, fusion, object inclusion, & stitching intrusion


  • Maiwa East 1310 Odlum Drive Vancouver, BC, V5L 3M3 Canada (map)

With Lisa Klakulak

$495 [Includes $100 lab fee] Class limit 12. Oct 13-15 (Fri-Sun) 10am-4pm.

Fusion refers to the coercing of wool fibres through other pre-structured fabrics. In addition to texturing the fabric by way of differential shrinkage, we will juxtapose the extremely thin, flexible felt with dense partial-felt shapes and trap objects between layers of fabric.

Participants will create high-shrinkage partial felt from which shapes will be cut, leaving negative spaces for the placement of their own objects in well-defined “windows” of silk and tulle fabrics. Strips of partial felt will also be employed to hide fabric edges on the surface and create defined, designer edging. Free-motion embroidery will be applied last, creating a richly embossed surface.

This course focuses on complex layouts and combinations of different techniques. Students will finish the class with a depth of learning and range of techniques that can be used to approach any project.

Lisa will also give a lecture.

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Curiosity. Serendipity. Intent. Chance. These are the elements of life, artistic practice, and travel. A journey, with its goals, challenges, and epiphanies, can often stand as the central analogy for what an artisan is seeking in their daily studio work. Travel itself can be the experience that drives our artistic motion.

The insights from Lisa’s approach to travel go far beyond any single textile technique to embrace the larger ideas of home, journeys, perception, and inspiration.

Lisa Klakulak is a studio artist living in Asheville, North Carolina, working primarily with wet-felting and free-motion embroidery. Lisa teaches technique-driven workshops worldwide. Her body adornment, accessories, and figurative sculpture have been featured in Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot, Fiber Art Now, and American Craft. She has received three Awards of Excellence through the American Craft Council including a James Renwick Alliance Award for Innovation in Craft.

Earlier Event: October 13
KUMIHIMO 3-Day
Later Event: October 18
MARLINESPIKE ROPEWORK - The Bell Rope