Workshops Now is the time to sign up!
Workshops are a favorite perk of EBHQ. You will meet a world-class fabrics/design teacher in a small group setting (no more than 24 people). The workshop space at 980 Stannage is airy and bright. Exposure to new techniques will inspire you and you will go home energized from the creative and social workout.
Need to do some shopping for supplies for a class? Check with one of our retail affiliates to see if they have what you need. The yearly membership dues our affiliates pay help to support our guild and the good work we do.
June, 2017: Yoshiko Wada www.yoshikowada.com
This two-day class is a hands-on workshop for artists interested in patchwork, embroidery, collage, and exploring natural indigo dyeing using sustainable methods. We draw inspiration from traditional Japanese textiles made with boro (rags and fabric scraps) and reinterpret this folk tradition by creating a fabric collage that may be dyed in an organic indigo vat, transforming inconsequential material to something precious and valuable.
Participants will layer, piece, sew, darn, and use water-soluble sheets to create open, lace-like structures in collage. We will learn how to make and tend an organic indigo vat and explore various shibori (shaped-resist) techniques to alter our fabrics through dyeing, fulling, and more.
August, 2017: April Sproule www.sproulestudios.com
Although stencils have been around for centuries, come and experience how utterly amazing the stenciling technique can be when you learn just a few professional tips and tricks. April will lead students through her basic stenciling techniques and quickly move on to the more advanced shading and composition options available using her Textile Design Stencils. Even those who think that they can’t draw or paint are able to create stunning work that can later be framed or quilted. All skill levels.
Beginning with an already constructed garment, you will learn stenciling techniques, embroidery, and other embellishments that will completely transform a boring piece of clothing into something quite fabulous and fun! Dresses, T-shirts, and other garments are perfect media for upcycling.