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Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes

Indigo and Shibori

Japan and India have a long history of using brilliant blue indigo dye to apply dramatic patterns to fabric. Learn to work with this timeless natural color as you create one-of-a-kind silk scarves using the classic Japanese shibori resist-dyeing technique.

Date of event
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

Palestinian Embroidery 101: Birds of Palestine on Aida Cloth

Learn the basic Palestinian cross-stitch to create a traditional bird motif on 11-count aida cloth, a project that provides insights into an artistic language created, used, and taught by women to women across the generations.

Date of event
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

Mandala Wall Hanging

Eastern sacred design meets Western textile techniques as students create a quilted mandala wall hanging based on the kolam tradition of Southern India.

Date of event
Saturday, March 7 and 14, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Inspirational Quilts of Gee's Bend

Explore the cultural history behind the vivid abstract quilts made in this distinctive rural Alabama community for generations, and try your hand at a quilting project in the Gee’s Bend spirit.

Date of event
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

English Precious-Metal Embroidery: A Taste of Tudor

Explore the basics of traditional English precious-metal embroidery while executing an elegant Tudor-style floral design that’s fit for any monarch.

Date of event
Saturday, April 4 and 18, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tapestry Weaving

Develop skills in a range of weaving techniques as you design and create a one-of-a kind miniature tapestry on a small-frame loom.

Date of event
Monday, April 13 to June 8, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class May 25)

Women of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Textile historian Elizabeth Lay examines a trio of 19th-century British women whose exceptional skills elevated embroidery to fine-art status. Afterward, fabric artist Lauren Kingsland leads a studio project in which participants create their own Arts and Crafts–inspired embroidered needle case.

Date of event
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 1:00 p.m.

Knitting in Living Color

Ready to take your knitting to the next creative level? Spend a day exploring color techniques with expert Ann Richards and find inspiration for your new projects.

Date of event
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:15 a.m.

Indigo and Shibori

Japan and India have a long history of using brilliant blue indigo dye to apply dramatic patterns to fabric. Learn to work with this timeless natural color as you create one-of-a-kind silk scarves using the classic Japanese shibori resist-dyeing technique.

Date of event
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

Indigo and Shibori

Japan and India have a long history of using brilliant blue indigo dye to apply dramatic patterns to fabric. Learn to work with this timeless natural color as you create one-of-a-kind silk scarves using the classic Japanese shibori resist-dyeing technique.

Date of event
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt

Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making—including piecing, applique, and finishing techniques—as you work on a small-scale piece that can be used as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.

Date of event
Saturday, May 9 and 16, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Back-to-Basics Boot Camp for Knitters

Whether you know how to knit a scarf but not much more, used to knit but now feel rusty, or are confident in your beginning knitting skills but want to make sure you're ready for an intermediate class or project, this workshop is for you.

Date of event
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

Knitted Botanicals

Capture the color, texture, and grace of plants and flowers in your knitting. This workshop teaches techniques to make flowers, leaves, and vines, all perfect to use in your next knitted garment or art project. 

Date of event
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.