Feb 14 - Feb 18

In this workshop, we will work with natural fibers, natural dyes, man-made dyes and fabric manipulation techniques to create a single textile to be used for the body or home. We will explore soft and hard edges, such as the soft blurry edges that can be found in shibori in contrast with the hard edges found in textile printing or katazome. Through exploration of color, line, shape, pattern and form in our surface design, we will find a visual language to express our current experience. To continue our exploration, we will work with our hand-dyed textile pieces in an additive or subtractive manner to further create texture through deconstructing, piecing, seaming, layering and/or stitching.

We will experience the science of dyeing raw materials as well as open ourselves to explore the process of our individual creativity with increased mind/body awareness. A brief movement qigong/meditation practice will begin each day to encourage presence and awareness. By paying attention to not just the form we create, but also to our own form as we create, we can bring this awareness to ourselves and create mind/body connection to deepen our studio practice.

As we work with new tools of surface and stitch learned throughout the workshop as well as with our own natural intelligence, we automatically create a holistic textile studio practice from which to discover relationships and connections to inform our own evolution. From two-dimensional to three-dimensional, each individual will realize their own unique textile, through learning and sharing in community.

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Event Location:
Aya Fiber Studio
170 Northeast Dixie Highway
Stuart, FL  34994

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