Textiles

Beginning Embroidery: Crewel Pillows

Sunday April 02, 2017

In this one-day workshop, students will create a one-of- a-kind embroidered pillow,…


Beginning Weaving

Monday April 03, 2017

This four-week course meets every Monday evening, teaching students the basics…


Blockprinted Textiles

Saturday April 08, 2017

The art of block printing on fabric represents some of the first examples of craftsmen…


Textile Screenprinting with Natural Dyes

Saturday April 08, 2017

Learn how to transform natural dyes into pastes suitable for textile screenprinting.…


Indigo & Shibori

Saturday April 15, 2017

Shibori is a traditional Japanese term that applies to the many methods of folding,…


Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday April 23, 2017

Come explore the hidden dye plants that dot the urban landscape of Portland, Oregon!…


Floral Folk Embroidered Tunic

Wednesday May 03, 2017

In this 4-week workshop, students will be guided through several folk embroidery…


Tapestry Weaving

Friday May 05, 2017

Tapestry is a weaving technique used to create complex pictorial imagery. Instead…


Natural Dyes of the Columbia River Gorge

Saturday May 06, 2017

The Eastern edge of the Columbia River Gorge, with its dramatic cliffs, rolling…


Machine Knitting: All Levels

Friday May 19, 2017

In this weekend intensive, beginning students will learn how to design and construct…


Beginning Weaving (June Session)

Thursday June 01, 2017

This four-week course meets every Thursday evening, teaching students the basics…


The Art of Mending (June Session)

Saturday June 03, 2017

Extend the life of your clothing, while creating functional art and building vital…


Marbled Textiles

Saturday June 17, 2017

This one-day workshop will begin with a short lecture on necessary preparation…


Indigo & Shibori (June Session)

Saturday June 17, 2017

Shibori is a traditional Japanese term that applies to the many methods of folding,…


Flax to Linen: Fiber & Spinning

Saturday June 17, 2017

Come experience the beauty of fiber flax fields in bloom. This spring, Fibrevolution…


Past Textiles classes

The Art of Mending

Saturday March 18, 2017

Extend the life of your clothing, while creating functional art and building vital…


The Art of Mending

Date: Saturday March 18, 2017

Extend the life of your clothing, while creating functional art and building vital and utilitarian sewing skills. This workshop series focuses on the multi-functional use of hand sewing to transform your well-loved threads into beautifully mended, unique pieces of clothing. Over the course of the class, you will learn how to turn the chore of mending into a creative act as we cover beginning hand-sewing techniques and a variety of hand-sewing stitches. We will dig deeper into the art of mending by incorporating Japanese Boro patchworking techniques, as well as learning how to work with a variety of fabrics. Bring a denim jacket, jeans, a tote bag, or anything else you want to add patchwork to.