The 'Greenest' Indigo & Basic Shibori with "Sustainable Natural Dyes” DVD launch
Short, hands-on workshop with Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada,co-author and author of 2 definitive publications on Japanese and Contemporary textiles. View demonstrations of how to set up an indigo dye bath with totally organic elements commonly found, safely and inexpensively. Learn simple shibori techniques to use with natural indigo, a perfect combination for achieving charmingblue and white patterns. Students will dye their own bandana scarf, using a sustainable vat. This workshop is based on sustainable,natural dyeing methods of Michel Garcia as revealed in his new DVD, “Natural Dye Workshop by Michel Garcia: Colors of Provence Using Sustainable Methods," produced by Yoshiko I. Wada, founder of Slow Fiber Studios.www.yoshikowada.com
Sunday, Nov. 13, 10am to 12pm $25 Beginners or novices welcome
Class size limited, please enroll early to ensure your spot. Call Dharma Trading Store 415-456-1211
“Ecovision," 2nd SDA European Meeting 18-28th, 2011, in Tilburg, Netherlands
ECOVISION, the second meeting for the European membership of the Surface Design Association, will be presented by Karina van Vught (SDA EU representative) at Studio Zijdelings and the AUDAX Textile Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands on the following dates.
Pre-Conference Workshops (2): Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Oct. 20.
Fiber Study Tour: Thursday October 20.
Conference: Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
Design Academy Graduation Show
& Dutch Design Week: Sunday October 23.
Post-Conference Workshops (5): Monday Oct. 24 – Friday Oct. 28.
The conference and accompanying events will provide a setting for textile artists, teachers and practitioners to meet in an informal way, and to share information under the umbrella of the Surface Design Association*. The theme is Ecovision, inspired by a similarly titled issue of the Surface Design Journal.
Announcing TWO shibori workshops with Ana Lisa Hedstrom this October at STUDIO ZIJDELINGS in Tilburg, Netherlands.
These workshops - one on ARASHI / ITAJIME / PIECING / QUILTING and another focusing on ARASHI / STITCH RESIST/ CLAMP RESIST are related to ECO Vision – the 2nd Surface Design Association (SDA) conference for the European membership. (October 18-28, 2011 in Tilburg).
PRIVATE DOCENT GUIDED TOUR of "Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now" Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco July 28, 2011 – 1 PM
TAC Advisory Board member and MOCFA docent Barbara Shapiro will lead a small group through this remarkable exhibition. Curated by Chungie Lee, the exhibition looks at traditional Bojagi(Bo-Jah-ki) wrapping cloths and the ways this craft is interpreted today by contemporary artists from Korea and ten other countries (including work by Ms. Shapiro). Traditionally used in formal ceremonies and many daily activities, and fashioned from pieced cloth or paper, contemporary Bojagi varies in medium, size and function. These inspired reinterpretations have transcended borders.
The cost for this special members’ event is $20.00, which includes admission to the Museum of Folk and Craft Art. A portion of your fee benefits the Textile Arts Council.