What’s New from Textiles West

“Through education, we thread tradition with technology: helping pass the mantel to future makers.”

We hope the first few weeks of 2017 have been treating you all well!

We are excited to announce that our www.textileswest.org site is now live and we are busy adding all the lectures, classes and events we have in store for the new year.

So, what’s new?

First up is Cecelia Harris’ 4-week workshop, ‘Beginning Pointed Brush,’ which begins January 25th from 2pm – 4pm! Cecelia is a calligraphic master so make sure to sign up for her class if you have ever been curious about pointed brush!

Every last Saturday of the month the Thread Lab x New Hue Textile Studio will be hosting a community-based workshop entitled ‘Patched and Dyed.’ This is sure to be a fun one so mark your calendars as the first workshop will happen January 28th from
10 am – 4 pm.

February kicks off with Ruth Chandler’s Lecture Series, ‘Boro, the Art of Tattered Patches.’ She will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, February 8th as well as Saturday, February 11th with a Pop-Up Class to follow.

As our website is now live, you can directly register for events and stay up to date with all with all things Textiles West.

Beginning Pointed Brush

Wed, Jan 25, 2017 – Wed, Feb 15, 2017 from 2 pm – 4 pm

This four-week class taught by Cecelia Harris will introduce students to the pointed brush. Students will work on a basic alphabet and a variation featuring lively marks. Emphases will be how to hold the brush, experiments with different brushes and whole arm movements.

Wednesday afternoons in the Textiles West Studio at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 2:00 – 4:00, beginning January 25. Class limit: 10.
Cost is $100 for the four sessions with an additional $15 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first session.

To Register Click Here: https://textileswest.org/lectures-workshops/zkkjimlgby7so9wnbaujtvz77dvlsj

Patched and Dyed

A Workshop by & for the Community
(Every last Saturday from 10am-4pm)

Do you have clothes you love that have suffered from a lot of wear and tear?
Don’t throw them away!

Bring them to Patched and Dyed, a day long workshop open to the community and hosted by Textiles West at Cottonwood Center for the Arts in the Thread Lab and New Hue Textile Studio The workshop will be held on the last Saturday of each month and we will be on hand to help you repair, refresh and renew those favorite garments!

Learn how to sew on buttons, repair ripped seams, and patch holes with simple or decorative mending. Garments that are stained, faded or the wrong color can be over-dyed too. Mending is a practice of repair that helps us preserve our clothes, keeps garments out of landfills and brings us back to center with the meditative practice of stitching.

Pease bring freshly washed items without fabric softener for best results. Natural fabrics can be over-dyed. We are not able to over-dye polyester or man-made fabrics. Our suggested donation is $5, but we embrace a pay-what-you-can, pay-it-forward concept to enable everyone to learn these skills.

To Register Click Here: https://textileswest.org/lectures-workshops/patched-and-dyed

Lecture Series ‘Boro, the Art of Tattered Patches,’ & Pop-Up Class with Ruth Chandler

Lecture: Wednesday, Feb 8th | 7 pm – 8 pm | $10.00
Lecture: Saturday Feb 11th, | 11 am – 12 pm | $10.00 + Pop- Up Class from 2 pm – 4 pm | $45 + $25 kit fee
Ruth had the privilege of a childhood in Japan where she was introduced to so many Japanese art forms. Boro is one that resonates with her and all of us especially today with the upcycle and slow movements. Boro means tattered rags in Japanese. The clothing and items with Boro patching were literally used for generations. Ruth will share some of her stories of time in Japan and lead you through the history and “generations” that represent the Boro process.

Pop-Up Class | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 2:00pm 4:00pm

Boro Needle Case

Everyone needs a needle case at some point right? Japanese boro techniques with fun and funky hand stitching will give you a one of a kind needle case to use yourself or give as a gift. Quick and easy, you will go home with a finished project and all you need to bring is a thimble, reading glasses and chocolate if you want a sweet pick me up.

To Register for Wednesday’s Lecture: https://textileswest.org/lectures-workshops/boro-the-art-of-tattered-patches
To Register for Saturday’s Lecture:https://textileswest.org/lectures-workshops/boro-the-art-of-tattered-patches-1
To Register for Saturday’s Pop-Up Class:https://textileswest.org/lectures-workshops/pop-up-class-boro-needle-kit

We are looking for volunteers to help with many new exciting projects! Please contact Laurie, our volunteer liaison for more information at berryfarmstudios@gmail.com or reach out to connect@textileswest.org.
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