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Shibori Level 2

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Exploring shibori techniques learnt in first shibori class further more. Students will learn to work with different fabric samples using cotton, linen and raw silk fabric, Silk velvet etc, covering a range of techniques including tied resist, stitched resist, wrapped resist, clamp resist, fold and pleated resist.  Exploring Itajime folding, Arashi,...

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Natural Bundle Dyeing and Eco-Printing

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn the beautiful art of bundle dyeing with plants! In this four-hour workshop, you will gain an understanding of how to work with natural dyes as you explore the process of bundle dyeing.  We will cover an introduction to natural dye plants, mordants, and different types of fabric. We will work with natural dyestuffs including onion skins,...

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$120

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Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn the magic of indigo dye through Shibori techniques in this hands-on beginners workshop. You will design, dye and take home a tote bag. You will also get to create beautiful designs using a few Shibori techniques with cotton fabric to take home and make projects of your own (placemats, pillow cover, napkins, etc.).  Join a group of students...

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$70

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Stitch-Resist Shibori Workshop

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo. In stitch-resist shibori, beautiful patterns are created by using a running stitch using needle and thread -- the stitches resist the dye, creating beautiful patterns and color variations.  In this workshop, you'll...

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$120

Evening Weaving

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Simple or complex, colorful or neutral, smooth or textured: find your own balance of elements. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of weaving. Experienced students pursue individual projects. $5 materials fee included. Required Materials: For the first class bring a pen or pencil and a good pair of scissors. We will discuss what yarn is best for...

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$360

11 sessions

Shibori for Kids (Ages 6-12)

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn the magic of indigo dye through Shibori techniques in this hands-on beginners workshop, you will design, dye and take home a T-Shirt You will get to create beautiful textiles using simple techniques with cotton fabric to take home and make projects of your own. All materials will be provided by the Art Center.

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$55

Hand-Painting with Fiber-Reactive Dyes

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn to hand-paint on natural fibers using fiber-reactive dyes. Create patterns, abstracts or figurative art in rich, vibrant color. Skills learned can be applied to any plant-based fiber, even wood!   Materials fee of $35 due to the instructor on the first day.

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$135

4 sessions

Natural Dye 101

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn natural dye basics with wild foraged, grocery store foraged and store bought dye plants. Students will go home with their own naturally dyed tote bag and the knowledge to continue dyeing in their own kitchen.  Prepare $20 for the materials fee to be paid on the day of class.

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$55

Eggs: Water Marbling and Natural Dyes

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

The art of egg decorating dates back to the stone age and appears in cultures around the world, often symbolizing life, fertility and renewal. In this adult crafting workshop, we'll decorate pre-blown eggs with natural dyes, botanical prints and water marbling! Required supplies for this program: Please bring an apron and wear clothing that can get...

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$40

Print & Dye - Silkscreen Printing with Mordants

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Explore the process and possibilities of printmaking with mordants on fabric utilizing silkscreens. Students will use personal imagery to burn their own silkscreens. Once mordants have been screened onto fabric, pieces will be immersed in a natural dye vat.  Mordants are essential in allowing plant matter to bond to fibers. By localizing the...

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$185

Dyeing Machine Knitted Silk for Weaving

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Students will learn to dye pre-knitted silk to use as warp or weft yarn. By dyeing knit fabric “blanks” rather than 2- and 3-yard skeins, weavers can produce color repeats of any length. It is surprisingly easy to create one continuous strand of yarn with subtle or bold color transitions.

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$90

Spun, Dyed, Woven and Tied: Some California Fiber

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

A one-day symposium on the history of California textile art and current trends, innovations and happenings.  Box lunch included: Tom's Turkey sandwich, Tuna Salad sandwich, or Vegetarian sandwich.

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$40

Essential Stitches and Nuances of Ribbon Embroidery

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Explore the essential stitches and nuances of Ribbon Embroidery through an imagined garden topiary design. What is important to learn with ribbon embroidery is not a vast amount of stitches, but how to work the stitches so they are effective and purposeful in a design. Besides teaching the basics of design transfer and tools, the topiary design itself...

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$230

2 sessions

Introduction to Cartonnage

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Cartonnage is a centuries-old French Boxmaking process of creating fabric-covered boxes from the inside out, using cardboard as the base goods. Fabric is laminated (a fancy word for gluing layers together) to precisely cut cardboard pieces, shaped as needed, embellished and finished artfully. Using pre-cut cardboard provided in the class kit, a small...

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$138

Shibori Dyeing for Fabric & Garments

at The Black Squirrel - Aquatic Park 651 Addison St Ste B, Berkeley, California 94710

Shibori is a method of dyeing fabric based on traditional Japanese resist techniques used to create wonderful and dynamic patterns and textures. In this class, you’ll explore different methods including pole-wrapping, clamping, stitching, folding, and twisting to create complex and dynamic fabric. Wear old clothes and/or bring an apron. Dyes and...

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$90
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