From Surface Design to the Stitched Mark

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Workshop
The Red Spirit Retreat Center
6491 118th Street
Fennville MI 49408

Contact for registration: Karen Duffin at 269-355-3339 okaren@theredspirit.com
www.theRedSpirit.com

For those with an adventuresome spirit but looking to work in a contemplative textile method, students will use textile paints to print and paint fabric into images of their own design during the first morning.  These images will create pattern, areas of color, or designs that inspire students to put stitching onto the fabric —anything goes!  During the afternoon and next day, “the stitched mark” or one’s own personal stitch vocabulary, will be discussed and used on fabric to create rhythm, movement, and visual and physical texture on the surface designed image.  Jennifer will have many samples of her own embroidered pieces and books on hand.  A complete supply list will be sent upon registration.  Materials fee: $10

Indigo with a Twist

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Workshop
The Red Spirit Retreat Center
6491 118th Street
Fennville MI 49408

Contact for registration: Karen Duffin at 269-355-3339 or karen@theredspirit.com
www.theRedSpirit.com

The seemingly mysterious dye, INDIGO, used throughout the world but famous for its special development in Japan, dyes BLUE —- from light to darkest of navy blues. When combined with the Japanese technique of SHIBORI (stitch resist), the two create delightful patterning on natural fabrics (cotton, linen, rayon).  Further combined with already colored fabric, multiple colors can be achieved. Students will learn about the history and use of indigo around the world, as well as how to design with shibori resists, while stitching their fabric.  Fabric, yarn, and small pieces of clothing (shirts/blouses, thin fabric dresses, small jackets, scarves) can be dyed.  A complete supply list will be sent upon registration.  Materials fee: $3

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Friday, June 5, 2-6:30pm
Saturday, June 6, 10am-6:30pm
Sunday, June 7, 10am-2pm
Hope College
Maas Auditorium
Columbia Ave., Holland, Michigan

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MICHIGAN LEAGUE OF HANDWEAVERS

Conference 2015

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Friday, June 5, 2-6:30pm
Sat., June 6, 10am-6:30pm
Sunday, June 7, 10am-2pm
Hope College
Martha Miller Bldg., 1st floor
Columbia Ave., Holland, Michigan

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