VERMONT SUMMER SESSION

August 13 - 24, 2018 at Marshfield School of Weaving

I'll be hosting five workshops over two weeks during the glorious height of summer in my home state, Vermont. Join me for all or part of this time to take a deep dive into the world of natural dyeing (and maybe a few lakes). There are residential options available through the school as well as places to stay in and near Marshfield and Plainfield, VT. I'm so excited for this! Peruse the classes and reserve your places with the form at the bottom. The MSW is unabashedly old-school, so you'll be contacted after you submit this form and will be asked to send a check for deposit or pay by credit card. Welcome to Vermont!

 

Block Printing with Foraged Materials
325.00

At Marshfield School of Weaving : 334 Jake Martin Road Marshfield, Vermont 05658

Monday August 13 - Wednesday August 15, 2018

Walk the fields and identify locally abundant natural dye sources. Learn methods for extracting a range of colors from each plant that grows around us. In this course we will create blocks, mix print mediums, dye with three easy-to-identify plants common to the Northeast United States : Pink and peach from Northern Bedstraw, Galium Borealae, yellow and olive from Goldenrod, Solidago canadensis, and gray and black from Staghorn Sumac, Rhus typhina. Students will leave the workshop with an armload of prints on fabric ranging in size from a bandana to a large scarf.  

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Fresh Leaf Indigo & Shibori
250.00

At Marshfield School of Weaving : 334 Jake Martin Road Marshfield, Vermont 05658

Thursday August 16 & Friday August 17, 2018

Yes, you can grow indigo in Vermont! In fact, there are hundreds of different species of plant that contain indigo pigment. We will be working with one species, Persicaria tinctoria, grown on the premises. In this course we will learn how to gather, process and extract pigment from leaves of this plant in two different ways. Attendees will receive complimentary seeds as well as tips on growing this plant in their own garden. This course will concentrate on folding and preparing fabrics in traditional Itajime Shibori patterns using wood blocks and rope to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Students will complete scarves scarves and fabric swatches on both silk and cotton. This class appeals to those who like the excitement and surprise of creating impromptu patterns.  

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Shibori - Black, Peach & Yellow
250.00

At Marshfield School of Weaving : 334 Jake Martin Road Marshfield, Vermont 05658

Saturday August 18 & Sunday August 19, 2018

In recent years the word Shibori has become associated strongly with indigo dyed textiles, but this traditional pattern making method can be used with nearly every natural dye color! In this course, students will explore both arashi (traditional pole wrapped pattern making) and itajime (bound resist) style pattern making. The dyes can be layered on top of each other to create a beautiful array of pattern and color.

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Indigo Resist
325.00

At Marshfield School of Weaving : 334 Jake Martin Road Marshfield, Vermont 05658

Monday August 20 - Wednesday August 22, 2018

Indigo only dyes what it can touch! In this workshop students will learn to create a resist paste from rice flour. This paste will be applied onto fabric by brush, stencil and screen. Wherever the paste is applied, the fabric will remain un-dyed while the rest of the piece absorbs color. Students will explore layering prints to create different tones of blue and will practice the challenging and subtle techniques of dipping printed pieces and maintaining the health of an indigo vat. This type of pattern making appeals and rewards those interested in graphic design, patience, control and attention to detail.

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Explorations in Chintz: A Rainbow of Natural Dyes
250.00

At Marshfield School of Weaving : 334 Jake Martin Road Marshfield, Vermont 05658

Thursday August 23 - Friday August 24, 2018

With a fresh, bold, eye on this traditional pattern making procedure, students will learn to layer a range of natural dyes onto a single piece of fabric. Pencil blue, indigo applied by brush, madder red, extracted from the roots of Rubia tinctorum and a warm yellow from weld, Reseda luteola can be applied and overlapped onto a single piece to create a rich, complex image, all from natural dyes! Students will learn how to prepare fabric and dye with each separate element in the process.

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A non-refundable $150 deposit is required for each class at least two weeks prior to the class start date. The balance is due at the completion of the class. Please make checks payable to the Marshfield School of Weaving. Card payments are subject to an additional processing fee.
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For questions regarding reservation and payment, please contact MSW directly.

Phone : (802) 426-3733

Email : Info@MarshfieldSchoolofWeaving.com

Mailing Address : 334 Jake Martin Road, Marshfield, Vermont 05658