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Start Date: Jul 14, 2018 Days: Sat Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat)

Join artist Heather Lowe in the OCAC Dye Lab to learn the basics of shibori dyeing. You will learn to make the dye vat, prep your fabric, learn a multitude of folds and pleats and discover fabulous ancient techniques that translate so beautifully to clothing, fabric swatches and art pieces.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Aug 3, 2018 Days: Fri Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Gather up all those fabric technique samples and put them to good use!  A variety of project ideas will be presented outside the traditional quilted block: some practical and some inspirational, some traditional and some avant garde, some useful and some purely ornamental.  We’ll explore small pieced projects, appliqué and embellishment, 2D and 3D options, hand and machine sewing.  Ample supplemental materials will be provided for each project.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Aug 18, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

In this 2-day class we will use our own photos/ images that will be printed/ transferred onto fabric. We’ll start with mark making exercises to create our personal language of embellishments to apply to the photos. We’ll use fabric scraps and threads to embellish our photo imagery.

Students will upload photos to a Dropbox folder for Instructor to print on fabric at Each student will receive 2 pieces of printed fabric ( 21”x18”). They can choose to have 2 large photos, or multiple small ones. Amy will be in touch with them after they sign up with more information.

Day 1: Concepting, laying out ideas, exploration of mark making. Slide show of inspirational work and techniques. Start assembling collage pieces on fabric image, machine and hand stitching.

Day 2: Continue adding details to project. Review other methods of transferring images. Review framing ideas for finishing pieces.

Prerequisites: None