Announcing a new opportunity for SDA members: SDA is renting booth space at Convergence (July 18-25, in Albuquerque) and the Houston Quilt Festival (Nov 4-7). For a $100 fee, members can have a three-hour window to do demos of techniques, process, books, DVDs or simply show their own work. Mentorship for participating in one of these opportunities is available. It's a great collaborative effort for both SDA members and the organization as a whole.
Improve your skills or learn new ones at upcoming classes in New York and nearby NJ.
Classes Organized by Sara Barnett in Canandaigua, NY
Michele Wipplinger: August 18-24
Class 1: August 18-20, Barsalan – Making mudcloth with tannins, mud dyes, ochres and extracts
Class 2: August 22-24, Dyeing as if the Earth Mattered – Dyeing 16 skeins in one pot and adding to the pot to get 16 different colors. Each student goes home with 6-8 groups of 16 small skeins in harmonious color ways suitable for knitting, weaving and crochet projects.
JOHN MARSHALL: OCTOBER 25-31
Class 1: Katazome and Shibori, October 26-28.
Class 2: Working with Natural Pigments, October 29-31
Class 3: Japanese Garment Design, November 1-2
Location: Ontario County Arts Counil, 65 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY
For more information, please contact:
Sara Burnett, 585-554-3540 or email@example.com
Summer Workshops at Peters Valley Craft Center
Only 60 miles NW of NYC in Layton, NJ
by Kate Anderson
Peters Valley Craft Center is offering over 30 different 2-5 day fiber workshops this summer with talented and inspiring guest artist/instructors. Peters Valley (PV) is nestled in the picturesque hills of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area, only 60 miles northwest of NYC and is easily accessible to SDA NY members. The peaceful natural setting nurtures personal vision and creativity. Workshops run May – September. Lodging and meals are available. PV features 2 Fiber studios: one dedicated to surface design and one dedicated to weaving and structure. Fiber workshop topics and instructors for 2010 include:
Hillery Sproatt: Embroidery & Collage C. Pazia Mannella: Reusable Tote Bags
Colleen M. Stepanic: Structured Fibers Pat Hickman: Tensile Translucence
Tatiana Ginsberg: Japanese Papermaking Bird Ross: Fabric Manipulation Techniques
Joan Dreyer: Hand Quilting Carol LeBaron: Wool Resist Exploration
Hollie Heller: Photo Transfer & Collage Lorrie Fredette: Composing with Textile & Wax
Wendy Huhn: Transferred Imagery
Kerr Grabowski: Working in a Series
Lorraine Roy: Fabric Collage with Nets Lorraine Glessner: Explorations in Mark Making
Ana Lisa Hedstrom: Shibori Briony Jean Foy: Needlefelting Adventures
Richard Aldorasi: Turkish Ebru Marbling Carol Owen: Personal Shrines
by Kerr Grabowski
Mary Ann Kirchhoff: Creative Spinning Kari Scott: Sculptural Knitting
Erin M Riley: Tapestry from Photographs Rachel Chambers: Material Studies in Vessels
Kate Anderson: Love Me, Love Me Knot Pamela A MacGregor: Felted Vessels,
James Koehler: Color Gradation for Tapestry Renie Breskin Adams: Crochet Made Personal
Meg Little: Contemporary Rug Hooking Nicole Licht: Contemporary Soft Sculpture
Lindsay Ketterer Gates: 3D Wire Technique Molly Cosgrove: Special Effects in Hooked Rugs
Nancy M Bess: Pillow Baskets Rita Schwab: Something to Dye for
Jan Huling: Oddball Assemblages B. Setsu Pickett: Handwoven Velvet Techniques
KE Pannepacker: Weaving Cairns Brenna K Murphy: Using Hair in Your Art
by James Koehler
For dates and details and to register, please visit www.petersvalley.org. Register and pay in full by April 30th and save $20 per workshop.