There are so many ways to express yourself. Count our first two classes in August, Basketry: Covered Coiling with Lynn Schuster and Making Your Mark: A Fabric Journey with Stephanie Lewis Robertson among them!
By completely covering the core material with various yarns and expanding or decreasing the spiral core while constructing a basket was the method used in this class. As Lynn related to the students, the basket will tell you what it wants as far as its shape, rim and embellishment.
The students commented on the relaxed and meditative-type atmosphere that was inherent in the wrapping and stitching of their baskets.
Expressing yourself and telling your own story through fabric is the basis of Stephanie’s fabric printing and dyeing class. Experimenting with silk screening, dyeing, direct painting, shibori and more, the students put on a show of color and creativity.
(By the way, there are people in this class! They just didn’t happen to be in the scope of the lens at the time of the photos.)
Ice dyeing, discharge techniques, indigo and more make this class a beautiful journey indeed!
As the Making Your Mark class is in session for seven days, you’ll see more photos of what they’re working on in the next posting along with expression through beadwork in Diane Fitzgerald’s Beading without Boundaries. Until then, continue to express yourself creatively wherever you are!