Natural Dye Study Group, Session Two
Apr
3
to May 22

Natural Dye Study Group, Session Two

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“The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” (Steve Jobs)

Begin again and welcome the returning spring with the creative exploration of natural plant dyes. This year’s focus continues with color on cotton and other plant fibers. We’ll explore traditional and experimental methods of applying mordants, multiple process dyes, layering of colors, and a variety of print techniques. NOTE: This course is a continuing study group; while we build upon previous experience, adventurous beginners are always welcome!

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Thrift is Poetic: Denim and Indigo
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Thrift is Poetic: Denim and Indigo

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Continue the Thrift is Poetic series with this opportunity to convert worn denim trousers into a fashionable bag. We’ll incorporate some specialty techniques such as printing with indigo and other pigments, a simple indigo dye vat, and some couture construction techniques. Styles could include handbag or shoulder straps, tote or pocketbook, side or patch pockets. We’ll choose from a variety of additional fabric accents and closure options. Minimal sewing experience required.

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Slow Stitch Saturday
Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

Slow Stitch Saturday

“There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change.” (Wm Stafford)

Slow stitching, the meditative art of hand sewing, is a chance to relax and enjoy the rhythmic dance of needle and thread as we construct an elegant little memento of the day using new and vintage fabrics, basic piecing methods, embroidery stitches, and simple shapes. We’ll enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, a treat or two, and the company of like-minded souls.

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Natural Dye Study Group, Session One
Jan
16
to Mar 20

Natural Dye Study Group, Session One

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“The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” (Steve Jobs)

Begin again and welcome the returning spring with the creative exploration of natural plant dyes. This year’s focus continues with color on cotton and other plant fibers. We’ll explore traditional and experimental methods of applying mordants, multiple process dyes, layering of colors, and a variety of print techniques. NOTE: This course is a continuing study group; while we build upon previous experience, adventurous beginners are always welcome!

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Natural Dye Study Group, Session Two
Nov
7
to Dec 19

Natural Dye Study Group, Session Two

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Welcome the return of autumn with the continuing exploration of natural plant dyes.  This term’s focus will be color on cotton and other plant fibers.  We’ll use traditional and experimental methods of applying mordants, multiple process dyes, layering of colors, and explore a variety of print techniques. While this course builds upon previous experience, adventurous beginners are always welcome!  Prerequisites: none.

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Slow Stitch Saturday
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Slow Stitch Saturday

Slow stitching, the meditative art of hand sewing, is a chance to relax and enjoy the rhythmic dance of needle and thread as we construct a Japanese-inspired bag using new and vintage fabrics, basic sashiko stitching, and simple shapes.  We’ll enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, a treat or two, and the company of like-minded souls. Prerequisites: none.

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Indigo Saturday
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Indigo Saturday

Learn to make a small, personal natural indigo vat without worrying about toxicity or cost of heavy chemicals.  This vat uses fruit residue in a natural chemical reduction to produce a quick, reliable, long-lasting indigo blue.  We'll explore simple resist techniques that produce textile patterns on silk and cotton fabrics, as well as threads for stitching. Students will learn care and maintenance of their vats.

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Thrift is Poetic: Denim Duster
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Thrift is Poetic: Denim Duster

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Continue the Thrift is Poetic series with this opportunity to convert worn denim trousers into a fashionable duster jacket.  Several styles will be offered: long or short; side pockets or patch pockets; buttoned, belted, or zipped.  You’ll choose from a variety of seam and collar options and consider a fabric accent such as seam or pocket binding. Minimal sewing experience required.

Details

$165 tuition + $10 studio fee

Workshop Date:

Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Register

Register through the OCAC website: https://community.ocac.edu/courses/thrift-poetic-denim-duster

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Indigo Dyeing at The Knitting Bee
Sep
15
10:30 AM10:30

Indigo Dyeing at The Knitting Bee

WORKSHOP: Indigo Dyeing at The Knitting Bee

First you’ll learn to make an indigo dye vat using natural materials to produce a quick-acting, reliable, and long-lasting blue. Then we’ll explore different techniques for dyeing yarn. We’ll work outside under a shade tent, so please dress for the weather and bring lunch. Dye, equipment and two 100g skeins yarn included in materials fee. Students may bring additional yarn, see materials list for details. Cost: $45.00 per session + $20.00 materials fee.

To register: https://knittingbee.com/pages/classes

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Natural Dye Study Group, Session One
Sep
5
to Oct 24

Natural Dye Study Group, Session One

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“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” (Albert Camas) Welcome the return of autumn with the continuing exploration of natural plant dyes.  This term’s focus will be color on cotton and other plant fibers.  We’ll use traditional and experimental methods of applying mordants, multiple process dyes, layering of colors, and explore a variety of print techniques. While this course builds upon previous experience, adventurous beginners are always welcome!  Prerequisites: None

 

Details

$300 tuition + $45 studio fee

Wednesday evenings, Sept 5 - Oct 24, 2018 (no class Oct 10)

6-9pm

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Register

Register through the OCAC website,  https://community.ocac.edu/courses/natural-dye-study-group-session-one-2

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WORKSHOP: Paper Palooza
Aug
24
to Aug 25

WORKSHOP: Paper Palooza

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Join natural dyer Judilee Fitzhugh and book artist Marilyn Zornado for a crossover exploration between their crafts and more fun than you can imagine!  Two full days of preparing papers: marbling, paste paper, indigo, contact printing, all kinds of surface design, and some new adventures.  This class is a round robin of many techniques and a wealth of inspiration.  Students will leave with a portfolio of decorated papers to use in personal projects throughout the year.

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WORKSHOP: Natural Impressions Book and Box
Aug
9
to Aug 11

WORKSHOP: Natural Impressions Book and Box

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Think nature-inspired. Think plant dyes. Think paper and cloth. Put them together in a natural collaboration to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind artist books and elegant box structures that will amaze and inspire you. Each day will involve a new technique of surface design using plant material gathered from the Oregon countryside and a new box or book fabrication. You’ll make your own bookcloth, investigate a variety of book structures, and construct simple box shapes.

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WORKSHOP: What To Do With All Those Samples
Aug
3
to Aug 5

WORKSHOP: What To Do With All Those Samples

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Gather up all those fabric technique samples and put them to good use!  A variety of project ideas will be presented outside the traditional quilted block: some practical and some inspirational, some traditional and some avant garde, some useful and some purely ornamental.  We’ll explore small pieced projects, appliqué and embellishment, 2D and 3D options, hand and machine sewing.  Ample supplemental materials will be provided for each project.

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Natural Dye Study Group, Session Two
Apr
4
to May 30

Natural Dye Study Group, Session Two

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Continue the natural dye adventure!  Designed for students with some experience in natural dyeing, this course builds upon the basics of mordanting and dyeing with plant and natural dye materials.  Offered in two continuous sessions, each class will focus on expanding the basics, combining techniques, and experimenting with modifying and layering colors.  Some surface design, discharge and resist options will add to the variety of pattern and color.  This term we will focus on local, sustainable, low environmental impact dye processes.

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Garment Transformations: Thrift is Poetic
Feb
17
to Feb 18

Garment Transformations: Thrift is Poetic

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There’s a history of thriftiness in many cultures.  In Japan, mottainai is a term conveying a sense of regret concerning waste.  The British proclaim, “Make do or do without.”  The American phrase is “Waste not, want not,” to imply if you use a commodity or resource carefully and without extravagance, you will never be in need.  This class is an exercise in creative re-use.  By restructuring thrift store men’s shirts (or family excess?) we will construct new garments that are inexpensive, modern, and fully original without proclaiming their origins. “Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.” (G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World)

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Natural Dye Study Group, Session One
Jan
17
to Mar 14

Natural Dye Study Group, Session One

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Designed for students with some experience in natural dyeing, this course builds upon the basics of mordanting and dyeing with plant and natural dye materials.  Offered in two continuous sessions, each class will focus on expanding the basics, combining techniques, and experimenting with modifying and layering colors.  Some surface design, discharge and resist options will add to the variety of pattern and color.  This term we will focus on local, sustainable, low environmental impact dye processes.

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Portland Handweavers Guild Fall Sale
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Portland Handweavers Guild Fall Sale

Join us at the Portland Handweavers Guild Handwovens for the Holidays sale this November! Chris, Eva, Judilee, Ilsa, and Joely will be there with a booth full of lovely naturally dyed fabrics, cards, garments, and more.

November 10, 11, 12, 2017

Friday: 5pm - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR

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CLASS: Natural Dye Study Group, Session Two
Nov
8
to Dec 20

CLASS: Natural Dye Study Group, Session Two

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Continue the exploration of natural color from plants on both fabrics and papers.  This term’s focus will be on the decorative art of printing with natural dye sources.  We’ll use traditional block printing methods, multi-color registration of pattern, screen-printing, mono-printing, direct application with brush, and some new shibori methods. Multiple mordant, dye, and pigment applications are included in the investigations.  While this course builds upon previous experience, adventurous beginners are always welcome!

This is a weekly class, in two successive sessions (Sept-Oct and Nov-Dec) with new skills added each session. Session two will meet Nov 8-Dec20, Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm.


Details

$225 tuition + $55 studio fee

Start Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
End Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Register

Register through the OCAC website:  https://community.ocac.edu/courses/natural-dye-study-group-session-two-0

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WORKSHOP: Printing with Indigo
Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

WORKSHOP: Printing with Indigo

Learn to make a small, personal natural indigo vat using fruit residue in a natural chemical reduction to produce a quick, reliable, long-lasting indigo blue.  Explore simple resist techniques that produce textile patterns on silk and cotton fabrics. Students will learn care and maintenance of their vats.

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WORKSHOP: Indigo Saturday
Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

WORKSHOP: Indigo Saturday

Learn to make a small, personal natural indigo vat without worrying about toxicity or cost of heavy chemicals.  This vat uses fruit residue in a natural chemical reduction to produce a quick, reliable, long-lasting indigo blue.  We'll explore simple resist techniques that produce textile patterns on silk and cotton fabrics, as well as threads for stitching. You will learn care and maintenance of your vats. 

Details

$100 tuition + $25 studio fee

Saturday October 28
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Register on the OCAC website: https://community.ocac.edu/courses/indigo-saturday-1

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Indigo Dyeing at The Knitting Bee
Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

Indigo Dyeing at The Knitting Bee

WORKSHOP: Indigo Dyeing at The Knitting Bee

First you’ll learn to make an indigo dye vat using natural materials to produce a quick-acting, reliable, and long-lasting blue. Then we’ll explore different techniques for dyeing yarn. We’ll work outside under a shade tent, so please dress for the weather and bring lunch. Dye, equipment and two 100g skeins yarn included in materials fee. Students may bring additional yarn, see materials list for details. Cost: $45.00 per session + $20.00 materials fee.

To register: https://theknittingbee.com/pages/classes

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Garment Transformation: Thrift is Poetic
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Garment Transformation: Thrift is Poetic

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  • Google Calendar ICS

There’s a history of thriftiness in many cultures.  In Japan, mottainai is a term conveying a sense of regret concerning waste.  The British proclaim, “Make do or do without.”  The American phrase is “Waste not, want not,” to imply if you use a commodity or resource carefully and without extravagance, you will never be in need.  This class is an exercise in creative re-use.  By restructuring thrift store men’s shirts (or family excess?) we will construct new garments that are inexpensive, modern, and fully original without proclaiming their origins. “Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.” (G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World)


Details

$175 tuition + $10 studio fee

Workshop Date:

Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8, 2017
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Register

Register through the OCAC website:  https://community.ocac.edu/courses/garment-transformation-thrift-poetic-because-it-creative

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Slow Stitch Saturday: Animal Bags
Sep
30
9:30 AM09:30

Slow Stitch Saturday: Animal Bags

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“There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change.” (Wm Stafford)

Slow stitching, the meditative art of hand-sewing, is a chance to relax and enjoy the rhythmic dance of needle and thread as we construct a Japanese-inspired bag in the shape of a bird or other small animal.  We’ll enjoy a cup of tea, a treat or two, and the company of like-minded souls.

Details

$100 tuition + $25 studio fee

Workshop Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Register

Register through the OCAC website:  https://community.ocac.edu/courses/slow-stitch-saturday-animal-bags


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CLASS: Natural Dye Study Group, Session One
Sep
20
to Oct 25

CLASS: Natural Dye Study Group, Session One

Welcome the return of autumn with an exploration of natural color from plants on both fabrics and papers.  This term’s focus will be on the decorative art of printing with natural dye sources.  We’ll use traditional block printing methods, multi-color registration of pattern, screen-printing, mono-printing, direct application with brush, and some new shibori methods. Multiple mordant, dye, and pigment applications are included in the investigations.  While this course builds upon previous experience, adventurous beginners are always welcome!

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WORKSHOP: Indigo Series
Sep
16
to Dec 9

WORKSHOP: Indigo Series

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Indigo blue has held a significant place in many world civilizations for thousands of years.  This class will explore indigo with multiple techniques and projects that highlight this dye’s natural beauty.  We will make natural indigo vats that are reliable, easy to produce, remain viable for the long term and use environmentally friendly ingredients.  Each class will build skill with the dye by exploring the surface design techniques of a different region of indigo history, such as Japanese country textiles, West African cloth traditions, Indian block printing, and European woad.

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WORKSHOP: Paper Palooza
Aug
25
to Aug 26

WORKSHOP: Paper Palooza

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Join natural dyer Judilee Fitzhugh and book artist Marilyn Zornado for a crossover exploration between their crafts and more fun than you can imagine!  Two full days of preparing papers: marbling, paste paper, indigo, contact printing, all kinds of surface design, and some new adventures.  This class is a round robin of many techniques and a wealth of inspiration.  Students will leave with a portfolio of decorated papers to use in personal projects throughout the year.

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WORKSHOP: Indigo Saturday
Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

WORKSHOP: Indigo Saturday

Learn to make a small, personal natural indigo vat without worrying about toxicity or cost of heavy chemicals.  This vat uses fruit residue in a natural chemical reduction to produce a quick, reliable, long-lasting indigo blue.  We'll explore simple resist techniques that produce textile patterns on silk and cotton fabrics, as well as threads for stitching. Students will learn care and maintenance of their vats. No prerequisite.

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WORKSHOP: What To Do With All Those Samples
Jul
12
to Jul 14

WORKSHOP: What To Do With All Those Samples

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Gather up all those fabric technique samples and put them to good use!  A variety of project ideas will be presented outside the traditional quilted block: some practical and some inspirational, some traditional and some avant garde, some useful and some purely ornamental.  We’ll explore small pieced projects, appliqué and embellishment, 2D and 3D options, hand and machine sewing.  Ample supplemental materials will be provided for each project.

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Mood Indigo, A Group Show
Jul
7
8:30 PM20:30

Mood Indigo, A Group Show

Mood Indigo The Secret Society
The Mood Indigo Exhibit puts “blueness” frontand center. It asks the viewer to abandon allpre-conceived notions of the meaning of blue.  What are the paths of connectivity between theblueness that surrounds the earth and the creativeprocess? How does the magical indigo process relateto the collaboration between maker and what ismade? The Secret Society Mood Indigo Exhibitreveals the interconnectedness of indigo and thedisambiguation of the creative process.

Champagne Reception July 7, 2017 at 6pm Show runs from July 7 – 26, 2017
12x16 Gallery 8235 SE 13th Avenue, No. 5 Portland, Oregon 97202 Gallery Hours: Noon – 5:00 pm, Thursday through Sunday

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WORKSHOP: Indigo Saturday
Jun
17
9:30 AM09:30

WORKSHOP: Indigo Saturday

Learn to make a small, personal natural indigo vat without worrying about toxicity or cost of heavy chemicals.  This vat uses fruit residue in a natural chemical reduction to produce a quick, reliable, long-lasting indigo blue.  We'll explore simple resist techniques that produce textile patterns on silk and cotton fabrics, as well as threads for stitching. Students will learn care and maintenance of their vats. No prerequisite.

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