UPCOMING ONLINE ZOOM-BASED  PROGRAMS
SUMMER 2022
The course is intensive and project driven all concepts presented are partnered with a wide range of projects that make use of diverse techniques and materials.
Zoom recordings may be downloaded and saved.
 Japanese Gilding Techniques
KINPAKU

 Saturdays in July 
16 and 23, with a review session on July 30, 2022
10:00 to 12:00 noon California time
INDIGO TWO
five days plus review
 Monday through Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. PST
August 8-12 
review session:
Monday, Aug 29, 2-4 pm PST
or
Aug 29 - Sept 2
  review session:
Monday, Sep 12, 10-12 am
COLORS OF INDIGO
Persicaria’s Hidden Treasures

 Saturdays in September
10, 17, and 24
10:00 to 12:00 noon California time.
INDIGO ONE
five days plus review
Monday through Friday
10:00 to noon. PST
August 1-5
 review session:
Monday, Aug 15, 10-noon
or
August 22-26
 review session:
Monday, Sept 5, 10-noon
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John Marshall Natural Dyes + Vegetable Prints Class

 The workshop dates are October 1, 8, 15 with a November 5 followup session. Workshop times are 10AM to 12PM Pacific. Sunday, 10/2, 2022, 2 - 4 p.m. EDT
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Japan is world-famous for its exquisite use of precious metals on textiles. In this course we’ll be covering traditional methods employed as well as modern variations to enhance your dyework.
Included will be gold leafing, painting, and sprinkling techniques. I’ll be demonstrating with precious metals as well as more readily available imitations.
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Continuing working with fresh-, we will also cover working with dried- and frozen-leaf indigo. We will be creating our own pigments to serve as the basis for direct painting, and the foundation material for a range of reduction vats. A full complement of techniques will be employed as we explore combining indigo with other natural dyes and pigments.

Limit: fourteen students
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   We’ll begin the session one with the basics of indican, the foundation of our blue, to make sure that we are all starting from a shared base of knowledge.
  In session two, we’ll venture into extracting what most of us just throw away–the yellow found in indigo cells, kaempferol. So right there we have blue and yellow, and by extension, green. Why stop there?
  Also found within the cells of our friend Percy, is a dye called indirubin that will amaze us with shades of magenta. And, armed with this red, we will be able to produce a full color palette of blues, greens, yellows, oranges, reds, and purples. Percy is so like some our very best friends–perhaps quiet and retiring in appearance but overflowing with hidden treasures if only we show a little patience and take time to get to know them.
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We’ll be concentrating on working with fresh-leaf indigo and focusing on exactly how it works with various fibers, changes in pH and how to achieve a range of blues, and working with various resists including clamp, paste, wax, and string. We’ll be taking all of these techniques and combining them into stunning textiles of nuanced blues.

Limit: fourteen students
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COMING SOON!
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Japanese Garment Design and Sewing

MIDATLANTIC FIBER ASSOCIATION
MAFA VIRTUAL

 Sunday, 9/11, 2022, 2 - 4 p.m. EDT
Sunday, 9/18, 2022, 2 - 4 p.m. EDT
Sunday, 9/25, 2022, 2 - 4 p.m. EDT
Sunday, 10/2, 2022, 2 - 4 p.m. EDT
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