With three classes in session during the first full week of August (Finding our Way: A Dyeing Journey with Stephanie Robertson and two classes, Beads! Glorious Beads! and Embroidery: Basics & Beyond taught by Francie Broadie), there were just too many fun things to show in just one post.
Stephanie’s class had a 5-day or 7-day option, giving students the ability to extend their time in the studio and continue to experiment with silk screening, mono-printing and direct painting.
There are opportunities for rust and indigo dyeing, shibori, ice dyeing, sun printing and every year, new explorations.
It is so exciting to see the stages of the printed fabrics with new layers of colors and designs being added each time you enter the studio, not to mention the new projects underway.
Each piece tells a story in cloth. One perspective outlining the rules for a story includes these steps with the word “writing” edited to apply to this class:
- Protect your…process.
- Find your…space.
- Make your work flow.
- Experiment with point of view.
- Believe there’s no such thing as “dyer’s” block.
- Focus on character development.
- Find balance in what you use.
- Get your story down on paper (in this case, fabric!).
Following soon…photos from Francie’s beadwork and embroidery classes.