Fabric Painting Workshop with Alyson Gray
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Fabric Painting Workshop with Alyson Gray

Learn to create your own hand painted fabric, with Aly Gray of Wild Leaf Design. In this class we will use fabric ink to create images on cotton yardage. We will use five different painting techniques to design artistic patterns on fabric that you can use for sewing, quilting or clothing. You will leave this workshop with over a yard of hand painted fabric and four tea towels. Everything we create in this class will be washable and color fast.
Learn more about the artist/instructor here: wildleafdesign.co

WHEN: Saturday, January 12th 10am-4pm

WHERE: 2701 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117

COST: $110

Coffee and Lunch provided!

Tickets available here.

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Uncovering Your Buried Passions (One Garbage Bag at a Time); A Workshop with Nicole Gruter
Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Uncovering Your Buried Passions (One Garbage Bag at a Time); A Workshop with Nicole Gruter

WHEN: Sunday, January 13, 2019

12 PM- 2 PM

WHERE: Alquimie Studio, 2701 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA

COST: $30

Reserve your space ahead of time by paying through Paypal.me/NicoleGruter.

Are you living under a mountain of stuff? Over-owning can weigh us down mentally, financially and spiritually. On the up-side, creating mindfulness toward our possessions can empower you beyond measure! 

This workshop will explore what we own, how we own it, and how our stuff affects our daily sense of joy and purpose. Nicole Gruter, a professional organizer, artist, performer, and writer, will share her inspiring experience of downsizing while guiding you toward yours. Learn the next steps in making room for your dreams – literally!

Learn more about about Nicole Gruter at NicoleGruter.com & https://positivespace.life/.

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Workshop: Exploring Handstitching and Sashiko with Aaron Sanders Head
Jan
18
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Exploring Handstitching and Sashiko with Aaron Sanders Head

In this workshop taught by Aaron Sanders Head at Kate Beck’s studio, participants will learn the basic stitches and patterns of Sashiko stitching, along with a brief history behind Sashiko stitching and its origins as a decorative utilitarian stitch. After learning the basic rules of Sashiko, participants will then be encouraged to bend those rules and develop their own stitching voice. Students are provided with naturally dyed fabric for stitching on, along with Sashiko thread and other naturally dyed thread for stitching. They will leave with at least 4 stitched swatches. This workshop is open to all experience levels and is geared towards beginners. Lunch will be provided.

WHEN: January 18, 2019 from 11 AM to 4 PM

WHERE: 2701 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117

COST: $110

Tickets available online at AaronSandersHead.com/schedule.

Learn more about the artist/instructor at AaronSandersHead.com!

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Workshop: Exploring Indigo & Shibori with Aaron Sanders Head
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Exploring Indigo & Shibori with Aaron Sanders Head

In this workshop taught by Aaron Sanders Head at Kate Beck’s studio, participants will learn basics of dyeing with a natural indigo vat, along with various approaches to shibori dyeing. We will focus on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) techniques, as well as more experimental techniques. Materials will be provided, and participants are highly encouraged to bring their own small, natural fiber items to dye if time allows. Students will leave with dyed cotton fabric, dyed goods from home, and a handout detailing the dye process.

• Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat.

• Learn basics of Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) shibori dyeing, and other shibori techniques.

• A yard of cotton will be provided for experimentation.

• Students are highly encouraged to bring small goods to dye. Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best. Vintage linens, pillow cases, dishtowels and clothing are all perfect for this. Pre-wash in hot water before the workshop.

Wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained. The dye will splash. Bring a pair of rubber dishwashing gloves.

• Lunch will be provided.

WHEN: January 19, 2019 from 11 AM to 4 PM

WHERE: 2701 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117

COST: $145

Tickets are available online at AaronSandersHead.com/schedule/.

Learn more about the artist/instructor at AaronSandersHead.com!

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