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Textiles & Fibers Workshops at Pocosin

Textiles & Fibers
Workshops at Pocosin

We’re excited about our lineup of Textiles & Fibers workshops at Pocosin in 2018. We’re offering everything from in depth quilting techniques & hand-sewing tricks to painting on silk. Whatever your favorite fiber, we’ll have fun expanding our skills with textiles. 

Caroyln Mulderig

Carolyn Mulderig

Whimsical Whale Wall-Hanging

Whimsical Whale
Wall-Hanging

In this class, you will learn: rotary cutting; machine piecing; hand appliqué, using the freezer paper technique; simple embroidery; basting; hand quilting; and binding. Participants will create a 26” x 38” machine-piece, hand appliquéd wall quilt that is sure to delight.

 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

 Session runs June 15 – 16, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$190 tuition + $35 registration fee

 Artist Bio:

CAROLYN MULDERIG is a resident of Edenton, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and two dogs in a historic Craftsman home lovingly restored as a family project. Many of her hand-sewn quilts follow traditional design and patterns and are made in the time-honored (and time-consuming) quilting tradition. Her quilts have been displayed at the Long Island Maritime Museum and Old Bethpage Village, many of which are blue ribbon winners. She teaches quilting both privately and in a classroom setting. Her business focuses on custom-made baby quilts.

$225

Carolyn Mulderig Whale Wall-Hanging workshop example

Lorie McCown

Lorie McCown

Connections in Cloth

Connections
in Cloth

Explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Learn techniques and styles for stitching together a good composition, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. 

ALL LEVELS

Session runs June 26 – 30, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$470 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:

LORIE MCCOWN is an American artist, and holds a BA, from California State University, Long Beach, CA. and attended San Diego State University’s Graduate Art program.  She was formally trained in drawing, painting, and art history. She has made art all her life, mainly in the fields of drawing, painting, paper, textile and fiber, and infuses her work with spiritual and biblical meanings. Her pieces are in private collections and public galleries nationally and internationally. Her work has been juried into local, national and international shows, including Quilt National, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and Mid-Atlantic New Painting.  Her art work has been featured in Art Quilting Studio, Quilting Arts, Surface Design, Fiber Art Now, and Artist & Portfolio. She has work included in the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

www.loriemccown.com

$505

 

Traci Paden

Traci Paden

Exploration of Handpainted Silk

Exploration of
Handpainted Silk

In this dynamic workshop you will discover the magic of dye on silk. You will create your own scarf and wall hanging. We will use professional quality silk dyes and resisted resist. Participants will be guided through the entire process of realizing a design on a scarf and then a second scarf or a wall hanging. This workshop will cover design and color theory, with a focus on silk technique and project completion.

ALL LEVELS

Session runs August 24 – 25, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$190 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:

TRACI PADEN: From the day I discovered silk and painting on silk with dye, I felt I had found magic. I thought about it all the time, it invaded my dreams each night. I became so passionate about painting on silk that I made it my career. That discovery is over 20 years old and the full time career that followed began in 2001. I create contemporary hand painted and dyed Silk Art wearables. My art is a fusion of luxurious silk, vibrant color, and artistic expression. I employ several dye and resist techniques. The primary resist method is created by drawing on stretched silk with resist, and then painting in the areas separated by the resist. Other methods include batik and shibori. Together these methods combined with artistic expression create a body of work which is fun-loving, bold, and expressive. Inspiration comes from nature, music, and the positive energy that surrounds us every day. I create all aspects of my work from the fabric design and execution to clothing design and finally sewing each piece of one-of-a-kind wearable art. I currently live and work on Wolftever lake outside of Chattanooga, TN in a house that my husband and I designed and built. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Design. The work is ever changing and growing. It is to be enjoyed!

www.silkbytraci.com

$225

Carol Lebaron

Carol Lebaron

Resist Dye on Wool

Resist Dye
on Wool

This workshop explores the beautiful characteristics of acid dyes on wool and silk. We will use simple immersion dye and resist techniques in the hot dye pot, which causes wool and silk to hold a shape. You will create an assortment of samples to generate ideas and methods to follow up in your own work. All fiber artists will find something for their own work.

ALL LEVELS

Session runs October 26 – 27, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$190 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:

CAROL LABARON has a BA in photography/printmaking and art history from Smith College, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her clamped wool and jacquard work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been published in Surface Design Journal. She taught at RISD, Appalachian Center for Crafts, and East Tennessee State University, where she received a major research grant for her resist explorations on wool. Currently she is a professional artist and educator, teaching workshops and exhibiting her work. She teach Crafts and Western Tradition at Emory & Henry College, Art History at East Tennessee State University, and Sculpture at Virginia Highlands Community College.

www.carollebaron.com

$225

Carol LeBaron Resist Dying Wool workshop example