Adding and Subtracting Layers on Textiles
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm, 9/30-10/2/2011
Working with MX dyes and discharge, the removal of color, we will alternate layers to create complexity and depth of color on fabric. Shibori binding, organic pastes, and physical resist techniques will be used, each method creating its own characteristic marks. Techniques covered are easily grasped yet endlessly variable. Use of discharge agents including bleach, thiourea dioxide, and other products will be covered while emphasizing safe studio practices. This workshop emphasizes process and experimentation, learning to control technique while celebrating the happy accident. Prerequisite: None
For more information about registration go to pratt.org or call (206) 328-1260
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Mary Burk - Central Park Spring
Several textile artists are participating in this year’s Whidbey Island Tour of artists’ studios happening the week-end of October 8-9, 2011 from 10 am-5 pm each day. It is free to the public. For full information, including descriptions of the artists and the maps and directions to the studios, click here. Among the textile artists participating is Mary Burks, Janis Saunders, Cheryl Lawrence, Anne Niles Davenport, Debra Calkins, Nan Leaman and Zia Gipson.
Additionally on the island, a number of artists’ studios are now open year round. For information, click here. Mary Burks’ studio is now open on the weekends from Friday-Sunday 1-5 pm, but please call ahead.
Cynthia joins several SDA members at the Biennial Fiber Art Show in Tacoma sponsored by American Art Company. For more information , click here.
"Guardian" - 39 x 16 - Silk, cotton, hand dyed, discharged, machine and hand quilted.
American Art Company’s 11th Northwest Contemporary Art Quilt Invitational
August 13th – October 1st, 2011
1126 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402