Textiles + Fiber

  • Weaving • 153A87

    Class / 14 sessions / $250 / Room 101 / Tue 6-9pm / Sep 1-Dec 8 No class Oct 6 Beginners learn the basics of weaving, including setting up and warping the loom. Students weave a sampler to learn a variety of techniques and then plan finished projects. Pat Steinhoff, with support of th...

    Liz Train  
    Sep. 1-Dec. 8
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  • Basketry • 153W95

    Class / 14 sessions / $250 / Room 101 / Fri 9am-noon / Sep 4-Dec 11 No class Oct 9 Introduction to the basic skills, techniques, and concepts needed to create beautiful, functional baskets. Students learn to use natural, manmade, and local materials and incorporate a number of weaving...

    Gail Toma  
    Sep. 4-Dec. 11
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  • Introduction to Weaving • 153W88

    Workshop / 1 session / $40 / Room 101 / Sun 1-4pm / Aug 30 Want to try weaving? This Hawaii Handweavers Hui workshop introduces four different weave structures, weaving terminology, the basics of warping and finishing a woven piece. Participants take home a woven sampler.  I...

    Joyce Ingram-Chin & Mary MacMilan  
    Aug. 30-Aug. 30
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  • Lauhala • 153W97

    Workshop / 6 sessions / $130 (includes supply kit) / Room 101 / Sun 10am-1pm / Sep 6-Oct 11 Lauhala weaving is a treasured craft of Hawaiian culture. Mathematical and creative, weaving teaches students patience. Instruction includes the history of lauhala, the preparation of hala leaves (cl...

    Wendy Kamai  
    Sep. 6-Oct. 11
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  • Straight Lines, Smooth Curves: Sashiko Workshop • 152W80

    Workshop / 1 sessions / $40 / Room 202 / Sun 9am-noon / Aug 30 Learn advanced techniques to refine your sashiko stitching without using a pattern.  June will share her secrets.  Bring a project or purchase supplies.  For students with prior sashiko experience.&...

    June Hirano  
    Aug. 30-Aug. 30
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  • Beginning Wet Felting • 153W90

    Workshop / 6 sessions / $160 / Room 101 / Mon 9am–noon / Sep 14-Oct 26 No class Oct 5 Loose fibers plus soap and hot water magically make a non-woven cloth called felt. This workshop will explore basic techniques of laying and wetting wool to felting, fulling and shaping it to make simple...

    Adella Buss  
    Sep. 14-Oct. 26
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  • The Arts of Hawaiian Kapa Making • 152W78

    Workshop / 1 session / $60 / Room 200 / Mon 6–9pm / Aug 24 Making kapa, the fiber/paper/cloth used by Polynesians, Asians, South Americans and Africans, is a time- and resource-heavy art. In this introductory workshop, learn about the arts and skills necessary to create fine Hawaiian ...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Aug. 24-Aug. 24
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  • Ohe Kapala Basics • 153W101

    Workshop / 1 session / $60 / Room 101 / Mon 6-9pm / Nov 9 Learn the basics of designing, carving and printing with the Hawaiian ‘ohe kapala, or carved bamboo stamp. Possibly influenced in part by the finely designed patterns in modern cloth, Hawaiian kapa makers began creati...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Nov. 9-Nov. 9
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  • Needle Felting • 153W91

    Workshop / 6 sessions / $130 (includes supply kit) / Room 101 / Sun 10am-1pm / Nov 8-Dec 13 Explore the artistic potential of needle-felted wool. Instruction includes techniques for creating detailed freestanding sculptures from wool with an emphasis on animal statuettes. Bring reference images ...

    Wendy Kamai  
    Nov. 8-Dec. 13
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  • The Arts of Hawaiian Kapa Making: An Introduction • 153W100

    Workshop / 1 session / $60 / Room 101 / Mon 6–9pm / Dec 14 Making kapa, the fiber/paper/cloth used by Polynesians, Asians, South Americans and Africans, is a time- and resource-heavy art. Learn about the arts and skills necessary to create fine Hawaiian kapa. Using traditional to...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Dec. 14-Dec. 14
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  • Sashiko Stitching Workshop • 153W89

    Workshop / 2 sessions / $60 / Room 202 / Sun 9am-noon / Aug 9-16 This simple Japanese running stitch was traditionally used to stitch together indigo fabric scraps with elaborate patterns of tortoise shells or clouds. Students stitch traditional patterns and apply the technique to rene...

    June Hirano  
    Aug. 9-Aug. 16
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  • Shibori and Indigo Dyeing • 152A72

    Workshop / 4 sessions / $110 / Annex / Sat 10am–1pm / Aug 1–22 This class combines classical and innovative modern methods of tie-dye with the magical qualities of indigo dye. Basics of traditional and contemporary styles and techniques are covered. Sampling and experimentation are e...

    Gail Toma  
    Aug. 1-Aug. 22
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  • The Arts of Hawaiian Kapa Making: An Introduction • 153W98

    Workshop / 1 session / $60 / Room 101 / Mon 6–9pm / Sep 14 Making kapa, the fiber/paper/cloth used by Polynesians, Asians, South Americans and Africans, is a time- and resource-heavy art. Learn about the arts and skills necessary to create fine Hawaiian kapa. Using traditional to...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Sep. 14-Sep. 14
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  • The Arts of Hawaiian Kapa Making: An Introduction • 153W99

    Workshop / 1 session / $60 / Room 101 / Mon 6–9pm / Oct 12 Making kapa, the fiber/paper/cloth used by Polynesians, Asians, South Americans and Africans, is a time- and resource-heavy art. Learn about the arts and skills necessary to create fine Hawaiian kapa. Using traditional to...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Oct. 12-Oct. 12
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  • Batik • 153W95

    Workshop / 6 sessions / $180 / Room 101 / Mon 9am-noon / Nov 2-Dec 7 Batik is an Indonesian word meaning “writing with wax”. It is based on the process of the wax or other form of resist preventing the dye or paint from coloring the fabric in patterned areas where the resist is ...

    Liz Train  
    Nov. 2-Dec. 7
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  • We Be Weave

    Class / 73 sessions / $450 / Room 202 / Mon-Thu 1-5pm / Aug 3-Dec 17 (No class Sep 7, Oct 5-8, Oct 12. Nov 26) Experienced teachers provide individualized coaching for a community of weavers with physical or intellectual disabilities. Students learn how to weave on saori looms. Curriculum d...

    Wendy Kamai  
    Aug. 3-Dec. 17
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  • Stitched Stories • 153W92

    Workshop / 2 sessions / $130 / Room 102 / Sat 9am-noon, Sun 9am-2pm /  Oct 10-11 Akemi Cohn, graduate of Tama Art University and Cranbrook Academy of Art, has tailored this workshop for students who wish to create their own stories on fabrics. Cohn will show students how to i...

    Akemi Nakano Cohn  
    Oct. 10-Oct. 11
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  • Spinning • 153W93

    Workshop / 1 session / $15 / Room 101 / Sun 1-4pm / Nov 1 Learn the ancient art of spinning yarn from natural fiber. Experienced spinners will assist you in the use of a drop spindle. Supplies provided. No pre-registration; pay the Spinners at the workshop. ARTWORK BY THE SPINNERS 

    The Spinners  
    Nov. 1-Nov. 1
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  • Gift of Nature, Dyeing Our Minds • 153W94

    Workshop / 2 sessions / $100  / Room 101 & annex / Sat-Sun Noon-5pm / Sept 5-6 Visiting from Korea, fashion designer Esther Lee will teach students how to use natural dyes. Each student will take home three silk scares with luminous color. In partnership with the Korean Artist Associati...

    Esther Lee  
    Sep. 5-Sep. 6
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  • Shibori and Indigo Dyeing • 153W96

    Workshop / 4 sessions / $110 / Community Room & Annex / Sat 10am–1pm / Oct 3-24 This class combines classical and innovative modern methods of tie-dye with the magical qualities of indigo dye. Basics of traditional and contemporary styles and techniques are covered. Sampling and experi...

    Gail Toma  
    Oct. 3-Oct. 24
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