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Chiku Chiku Pincushion- Akiko Ike
Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00

Chiku Chiku Pincushion- Akiko Ike

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Artist Biography:

As a clothing boutique and gallery owner and Japanese native, Akiko Ike (pronounced “ee-kay”) , started big running stitch projects which she calls, “Chiku Chiku,” after she turned 60 years old. She loves fabric, and over the years, many stashes of Japanese “Boro” ended up in her possession. They include antique indigo-dyed cloth diapers, farmers' and fishermen work clothing and banners, and old (Boro) cloth used in Japanese households and mended many times over. She wanted to preserve these, and found ways to transform them into distinct, one-of-a-kind, free-style art pieces.

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Chiku Chiku Pouch - Akiko Ike
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Chiku Chiku Pouch - Akiko Ike

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Artist Biography:

As a clothing boutique and gallery owner and Japanese native, Akiko Ike (pronounced “ee-kay”) , started big running stitch projects which she calls, “Chiku Chiku,” after she turned 60 years old. She loves fabric, and over the years, many stashes of Japanese “Boro” ended up in her possession. They include antique indigo-dyed cloth diapers, farmers' and fishermen work clothing and banners, and old (Boro) cloth used in Japanese households and mended many times over. She wanted to preserve these, and found ways to transform them into distinct, one-of-a-kind, free-style art pieces.

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Faux Bois Quilted Pillow
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

Faux Bois Quilted Pillow

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About Blair Stocker

Blair designs modern quilts often using beloved, vintage, and cherished fabrics. Growing up in North Carolina, she learned the artistry of domestic handwork from her maternal grandmother, who did every type of needlework imaginable, except quilting. Her professional career as a textile and clothing designer and merchandiser solidified her love of beautifully made fabric and the power it had to tell stories through the colors, patterns and shapes of seasonal lines. When her first child was born, she turned her focus inward, towards creating a comfortable home and being a mom. But her creativity that was once nourished in her design work was suddenly missing. She found it again when she began cutting beautiful fabric up into little pieces and stitching them back together. Everything about quilts was exciting to her- the colors, patterns, and shapes she missed were all right there.

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Find the Value in Your Scraps
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Find the Value in Your Scraps

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About Blair Stocker

Blair designs modern quilts often using beloved, vintage, and cherished fabrics. Growing up in North Carolina, she learned the artistry of domestic handwork from her maternal grandmother, who did every type of needlework imaginable, except quilting. Her professional career as a textile and clothing designer and merchandiser solidified her love of beautifully made fabric and the power it had to tell stories through the colors, patterns and shapes of seasonal lines. When her first child was born, she turned her focus inward, towards creating a comfortable home and being a mom. But her creativity that was once nourished in her design work was suddenly missing. She found it again when she began cutting beautiful fabric up into little pieces and stitching them back together. Everything about quilts was exciting to her- the colors, patterns, and shapes she missed were all right there.

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Lecture  with Sonya Philip
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture with Sonya Philip

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Sonya Philip is an artist, writer and designer who conceived of 100 Acts of Sewing in 2012 as a social practice art project. She sewed and documented one hundred dresses in one year. Since then, the project has expanded to include a line of patterns and a forthcoming book. Sonya is excited to share the importance sewing and the way in which wearing what you make can create happiness.

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Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey
Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey

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In just six hours learn how to complete a small mat! Catherine Jautz Bailey will teach you how to read a pattern, make a warp, thread a loom, choose a weft, weave an article and secure ends. You will be able to take home a completed product along with a copy of your pattern. All workshops are two students with one instructor to guarantee hands on help.

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Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey
May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey

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In just six hours learn how to complete a small mat! Catherine Jautz Bailey will teach you how to read a pattern, make a warp, thread a loom, choose a weft, weave an article and secure ends. You will be able to take home a completed product along with a copy of your pattern. All workshops are two students with one instructor to guarantee hands on help.

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Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey

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In just six hours learn how to complete a small mat! Catherine Jautz Bailey will teach you how to read a pattern, make a warp, thread a loom, choose a weft, weave an article and secure ends. You will be able to take home a completed product along with a copy of your pattern. All workshops are two students with one instructor to guarantee hands on help.

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The Peaceful Art of Embroidery with Linda Sweek
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

The Peaceful Art of Embroidery with Linda Sweek

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In this class we will discuss other mandala images and their historical art and meditative properties. Then you will embroider a hand-stamped mandala on fabric in a circular motion to create a lovely embroidered piece. Embroidery offer users a peaceful state of mind, where you can become so immersed in the stitching experienced that time and self are no longer disruptive.

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Alchemy in the Microwave with Mary Mendla
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Alchemy in the Microwave with Mary Mendla

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Create beautiful, subtle color shifts along with permanent texture on silk in this beginner level workshop. We will use microwaves to heat set dyes and permanently texture silk scarf blanks creating one of a kind “Crinkle Scarves”. Two 14×72” scarves will be completed in this three hour workshop.

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