November 7, 2013

Cloth Fiber Workshop Offers two more Workshops for 2013

November 23 - Contemporary Rug Hooking with Yarn with Betsy Archer. Rug hooking! Learn to create contemporary designs with yarn on linen. First you'll prepare the linen for hooking and then transfer a pattern onto the fabric. Then you'll learn to color plan your project and use rug-hooking tools. Everyone will use the same pattern but you'll be able to change the design to make it unique. Level of Expertise: beginner/intermediate. Fee: $85 + materials.

December 7 - Shibori, Silk, and Sericin with Amy Putansu. In this one day workshop you'll explore a variety of traditional shibori techniques on silk organza. First you'll create resists with shibori then place the fabric into a silk-scour bath. The resisted areas will retain the crispness of organza while the areas left exposed will dissolve into a very fine sheet of silk. Next you'll over-dye the cloth with fiber reactive dyes resulting in a surface design pattern with lovely textural and visual effects.This process can also be applied to hand woven silk with sericin—examples of this will be discussed for those interested in weaving their own fabric. Level of Expertise: all levels. Fee: $85 + materials.

To register for workshops call 828.505.2958, register online or stop by the studio, Mon-Sat, 10 am - 4 pm.

Cloth Fiber Workshop is located in the Cotton Mill Studios, 122 Riverside Dr, #D at the River Arts District in Asheville, NC.

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