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August 2021

The Organic Indigo Vat

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Organic Indigo Vat

During this one-day workshop, we’ll dye sample fabric and silk scarves in indigo, using different resist techniques to create designs.  You’ll also learn the fundamentals of starting and maintaining an organic indigo vat, and go home with your own mini vat! Instructor: Rebecca Porche

Location: 7000 building, room 7306

Cost: $96

Course Code             Date                             Time

CSP 4000 24639        8/28                Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Registration Deadline: 8/21/21

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Floor Loom Weaving

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Floor Loom Weaving

This class is designed for students with little or no experience working on a floor loom. Absolute beginners will be give a sampler that will introduce them to some of the possibilities of working on the loom. Students will some experience or who need a review will be encouraged to try a new woven pattern. Instructor: Beth Johnson

Location: 7000 building, room 7306

Cost: $160

Course Code             Date                             Time

CSP 4000 24646        9/1 – 9/29                      Wednesday, 10am-1pm

Registration Deadline: 8/25/21

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Sashiko: Japanese Art of Mending

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sashiko: Japanese Art of Mending

This class will introduce Sashiko, Japanese functional embroidery that combines embroidery, patchwork, mending, and quilting. Students will explore the history which is rooted in Buddhist textiles and the folk traditions of northern Japan, and learn the basics of two types of sashiko and boro. Quick sampling exercises will be introduced during class time. There will be time for stitching during class and students will be encouraged to work on projects during the week. Students will have the option to collect stitches into a pattern book or complete small projects. Students will need scissors, needle threader and thimble if desired for the first class. Additional materials and clothing to repair will be discussed in the first class. Instructor: Beth Johnson

The class cost includes a kit including sashiko thread and needle, practice fabrics and bore fabrics to stitch on, and handouts. Recommended book (but not required): The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook by Susan Briscoe

Location: 7000 building, room 7306

Cost: $96

Course Code             Date                             Time

CSP 4000 24645        9/1 – 9/22                      Wednesday, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Registration Deadline: 8/25/21

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September 2021

Beginner Natural Dyes

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beginner Natural Dyes

In this course, we’ll take a hands-on approach to learning natural dyes. We’ll dye a variety of fabrics in different dyes, and students will leave with a small sample collection. Instructor: Rebecca Porche

Location: 7000 building, room 7306

Cost: $143

Course Code             Date                             Time

CSP 4000 24640        9/7 – 9/16                      5:30pm – 7:30pm, Tues. & Thurs.

Registration Deadline: 9/2/21

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October 2021

Floor Loom Weaving

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Floor Loom Weaving

This class is designed for students with little or no experience working on a floor loom. Absolute beginners will be give a sampler that will introduce them to some of the possibilities of working on the loom. Students will some experience or who need a review will be encouraged to try a new woven pattern. Instructor: Beth Johnson

Location: 7000 building, room 7306

Cost: $160

Course Code             Date                             Time

CSP 4000 24647        10/13 – 11/10                 Wednesday, 10am-1pm

   Registration Deadline: 10/6/21

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Impeccable Applique

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Impeccable Applique

Enhance your textiles with appliqué! In this class, we’ll practice both turned and reverse appliqué, achieving those coveted crisp edges. This class is 2 consecutive Tuesdays. Instructor: Rebecca Porche

Location: 7000 building, room 7306

Cost: $69

Course Code             Date                              Time

CSP 4000 24641        11/9 – 11/16                   Tuesday, 5:30pm-7:30pm

   Registration Deadline: 10/26/21

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December 2021

Painting with Plant Dyes

December 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Painting with Plant Dyes

Learn how to achieve a range of hues from a single dyepot! On the first day of this 2-day workshop, we’ll mix, thicken, and paint with several mordants. We’ll dye our fabrics on day 2 and observe as our fabrics take up a range of colors as mordant mixes with dye. Students should bring: a pair of fabric scissors, 3-4 paintbrushes in various sizes, and fabric design ideas/sketches. A fundamental knowledge of the natural dye process is very helpful in the course. Instructor: Rebecca Porche

Location: 7000 building, room 7306

Cost: $130

Course Code             Date                             Time

CSP 4000 24642        12/11 – 12/12                 11am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday

Registration Deadline: 12/4/21

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