Free Style Itajime Shibori (Clamp) Silk Scarf with Bengala Dye

Date/Time: Friday, April 20, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Chiaki O’Brien
Let’s have fun with your creativities and make a “one-of-a-kind” silk scarf or two. Natural Japanese Bengala dyes, are made from soil and are environmentally safe and fun to use. You will find this to be a fun technique, just like playing with mud. You will learn about the history and cultural significance of this unique dye form. The instructor will prepare some cotton/silk scarves and shawls for you to choose from. If you have something you’d like to dye, I’ll charge you the dye fee. If you have latex allergy, this is not a good class for you as the dyes have natural rubber latex in them. Things to bring: If you don’t mind bringing an iron and an iron board, that’d be helpful!

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Weaving Rugs on a Peg Loom

CLASS ID: 4T10 *date change
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jeanne Molamphy
The Peg Loom Rug is an easy plain-weave structure made on a sturdy wooden Peg Loom. These cushy rugs are made from core wrapped fleeces, pencil or regular roving, even mega bulky rug yarn in the color of your choice. The loom will be supplied by the Instructor for each student which can be purchased to take home or rented for the class. Bring a lunch.

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Tin Thread Necklace

CLASS ID: 4T25 This class is full.
Date/Time: Thursday, April 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Katherine Buenger
In this class you will use tin thread made in Sweden from wire wrapped around a cotton core. The wire is 96% pewter and 4% silver with no nickel or lead. We’ll learn how to make five strand braids and then use the braid to create a necklace! Students can choose the necklace length and thread width. Closures are made with reindeer leather and a choice of either antler duffle button and antler ring or stone donut in a variety of color choices.

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Ply Split Braided Bracelet

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 8, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Louise French
Ply-split braiding is an interlacement technique found in northwest India, where men make girths, bags, and other accessories for camels. We use this technique to make decorative pieces such as necklaces, bracelets, belts and vessels. In this class you will learn the basics of ply-splitting by making a key fob and a bracelet. Bring to class: Task light, lunch or snack.

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