Materials Fee: $10
Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60
Instructor: Kudzu Co-Op Members
Natural Dye Study Group September
Printing Using Natural Dyes
This month we will continue our exploration of printing using natural dyes. We will be using a mordant to print with; applying with a screen or block, as we did in July and August meetings. So, you do NOT need to bring mordanted fabrics, bring scoured cotton or linen to print on. We will use a thickened alum acetate to print with and then dye in marigolds. Please collect any marigolds you have from your garden and bring those along to add to the dye pot.
If you are new to the Study group please read the following information sheet about the group.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Information for new members of the Natural Dye Study Group
All things indigo!
We will revisit stitching in its many forms.
Bring your cloth and needle and strong thread that cannot be broken easily by hand.
From growing to processing to dyeing techniques--if it has to do with indigo, we will study it.
The Indigo Forum can be found here. Consider subscribing to it and posting your questions, answers, work, etc.
Indigo Interest Group Guidelines
Making a Duct Tape Mannequin - Mannequins are important to help eliminate frustration in sewing from a pattern. Make an inexpensive mannequin to help upgrade the fit and appearance of the garments you make.
Materials Fee: 0
Instructor: Joan Berner
A mannequin is instrumental in getting a good fit to a garment and designing a draped garment. Learn the basic techniques in developing these two skills whether you own a duct tape mannequin, a professional mannequin or one that is modified to fit you.
Materials Fee: $10 for fiber and use of spinning wheels
Instructor: Lorri Helms
Level: must know how to knit, purl, and work in the round
Materials Fee: None
Instructor: Varian Brandon
Experience transforming your old clothes into new upcycled treasures in this one day workshop. You will learn “recipes” from upcycle designer Stina Andersen on how to turn your old pair of pants or shirt into a fit and flare skirt. Transform a shrunken wool sweater into new functional accessories. No prior sewing skills required. Bring your sewing machine and 3-5 garments that you want to transform or dig into our clothing stash and request a classroom machine.
Level: All levels
Materials fee: None. Instructor will supply extra clothes and classroom machines to share. Scissors, pins, notions, trims etc.
Instructor: Stina Andersen
All levels welcome
Materials Fee: $30 for all materials that students will eco print and take home. Also supplied will be plant and natural dye materials (though we may forage for some, too), herbal tea, and class handouts.
Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120
Instructor: Maria Muscarella
Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.
Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert
Participants will create a gorgeous asymmetric poncho in two days. Anyone with some felting experience will be able to fashion a unique garment. You will learn to design, fit and embellish your poncho and then proudly wear it!
Registration: Members $250, Non-members $300
instructor name: Suzanne Morgan
Materials fee: $5 Download fee of written and pictorial information
Registration: Members $300, Non-members $360
Materials Fee: $5 for Demo loom, Demo warps, Warping paddle and warping mill, Multiple cones of yarn for demoing warp and bobbin winding, Hand tools including variety of shuttles, electric bobbin winder, and small tools
Registration: Members $125, Non-members $150
Instructor: bio append #instructor name Kathrin Weber
Level: All levels, from Beginner to Advanced
Materials Fee: $30 for pre-wound, scoured warps and skeins for those of you who want to supplement your supply. Please order through my webshop at least 2 weeks before the workshop. Since I am driving, I can bring them along with me.
We will create gnomes with recycled sweaters.
Materials fee: $3 for rice, wool for noses, thread,stuffing and fiber for beards.
Instructor: Elizabeth Searle
Materials fee: $30
Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240
Mittens will be created using upcycled wool sweaters
Materials fee: $ for Sewing machine if needed
Staring at your yarn stash deciding what weaving project shall be next, your eyes land on that yarn you bought at a fiber fair in 2012. You loved it then, and you love it now, but it remains on the shelf because you are just not sure how to use it. Or you still have a small quantity of a precious and expensive yarn, but don’t know how to combine it with other yarns so that it still plays the starring role in the design. Or maybe your yarn stash has simply reached critical mass, and you need to use it up so you can order more. This one-day off-loom workshop will give you suggestions for using the yarn you have to weave the cloth you want. Bring a few of your “challenge” yarns with you, and leave with one or more project ideas.
-Evaluate the qualities and properties of the yarns you’ve brought.
-Share ideas about the best project for them with other participants.
-Learn ways to combine your stash yarns with other yarns.
-Get hands-on practice with color-mixing exercises, fiber identification & research and drafting with graph paper or computer software.
Supplies to bring: A few yarns from your stash you are not sure how to use, pencil, pen, a few colored pencils or markers, graph paper, small calculator, scissors, scotch tape, color wheel
Materials Fee: $10 for Handout with design worksheet, design tools
Instructor: Karen Donde
Coptic Stitch Bookbinding
In this workshop, we will cover the basics of the coptic stitch binding technique to create a unique hardcover journal that lays flat when open. We will design and glue up book boards that will become the covers for our book then prepare and sew the signature pages into the covers, completing the book.
Materials Fee: $15
Instructor: Alyssa Sacora bio
Materials Fee: $15 for all hand dyed reeds, buckets, tools and hand outs or this class
Instructor: bio append #instructor name
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials fee: $35 for silk noil warps (one per participant), silk weft, embroidery floss, dyes (including vinegar and sodium alginate), handouts, woven shibori samples, miscellaneous tools (plastic containers, brushes, cross holders, etc.)
Instructor: Neal Howard