April 9, 2014

Cloth FIber Workshop Upcoming Classes

April 19 -  100% Plants: Dyeing Silk and Wool in One Step with Catharine Ellis. In this workshop you'll learn about the dyes that can be used to make fast colors on protein fibers using only tannins and organic acid instead of a mineral mordant (alum). In one simple step you'll obtain a full range of color! Level of Expertise: all levels. Fee: $110 + materials fee. This workshop is full, please call to be placed on the waiting list.

May 9 & 10  - Embroidery! with Heather Allen Hietala. Are you a textile enthusiast yearning to stitch and embellish? If so, this is a workshop you won’t want to miss! This workshop will introduce a long list of traditional embroidery stitches to use with a contemporary flair. You’ll learn stitches that are known across Europe, the Americas, and Asia and make a sampler using your initials—a fun way of experimenting and documenting ideas for future reference.

Threads will be available in a variety of weights and textures. You will leave the workshop with the confidence to add embellishment to your work and to create textures and patterns allowing for self-expression in thread. Level of Expertise: intermediate and above. Fee: $185 + materials fee.

June 7 -  Abundant + Local + Natural: Plant Dyes with Dede Styles.
In this workshop you'll accompany Dede
into the field to learn about abundant local dye plants, where to find them, how to identify them and when to collect them. Afterwards you'll return to the studio to make at least two dye baths and learn some tricks of the trade to create additional colors using color modifiers. Level of Expertise: all levels. Fee: $85 + materials fee.

For the complete workshop list visit the Cloth Fiber Workshop website.  
To register for workshops call 828.505.2958, register online or stop by the studio, Mon-Sat, 10 AM - 4 PM. Cloth Fiber Work shop is located at Cotton Mill Studios, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio D in Asheville's River Art District,

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