Students will craft a one-of-a kind silk scarf using plant material to permanently dye a pattern into the cloth.
Create a small, multi-purpose tote from natural reed while learning basic weaving techniques such as truing a base, twining, start/stop weaving, packing and lashing. Basic weaving terms and tools will also be covered.
Instructor: Martha Ressler
Learn the basics of embroidery and create a small finished piece in this 2-day workshop.
Handcrafted Home Series
Home is a place where we gather with friends and loved ones to laugh, eat, and enjoy life. It is easy to overlook how important it is to surround ourselves with meaningful objects living in an age of mass production. The Handcrafted Home series of workshops are designed for all skill levels to, not only learn a new craft, but to enrich your home with handmade objects that are personal and functional.
Learn the basics of letterpress through a hands-on process of printing on a vintage platen press with the Master Printers of Paisley Dog Letterpress. Tour a working-museum/print-shop and discuss the history of printing. Students experience the entire process, from composition (hand-setting and locking-up plates) to printing (inking and pulling the press) while creating a holiday card or gift tags, trade work with classmates, and experiment with a variety of techniques and materials.
Come learn to weave a beautiful holiday basket that will be perfect for all of the holiday greeting cards you get in the mail! The basket can also be a beautiful decorative piece.