I love spring. The other day Adam and I took a walk in our woods and saw 2 turkeys, 2 woodpeckers, 2 snakes, 1 hawk watching over the nest and numerous bugs, cardinals, robins and other small birds. It was amazing,
Spring is also the time of year when I want to start new things. I mean, the Earth is starting all sorts of new things…
So, this spring I have scheduled a whole bunch of classes either to take, or to teach. Here are some updates on my offerings and what I am learning about, too!
What I am teaching:
May 22: Sugar & Shibori- needs some peeps. Sign up here.
June 1 + 2: Shibori Weekend! Join me for a lovely weekend deeply exploring various fabric dyeing methods. Limited to 4 more participants participants. Sign up here.
June 8: Sugar & Shibori- it is running and has 2 spots left open. You can sign up here.
June 9: Advanced Etsy- take your Etsy shop to the next level! Llimited to 4 spots. Sign up here.
Bundle Dyeing at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
June 15 – June 29, Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm
Learn to use natural dyeing materials (also known as “dyestuff”) to pigment fabric, and experiment with bundling, a technique in which the dyestuff and fabric are bundled together and soaked in a vinegar bath for at least one week, or buried in compost or dirt. Students will learn about compost dyeing, rust dyeing, dyeing with natural dyestuff and techniques for creating texture in fabric using found objects and organic materials. Each student will go home with a bundle dyeing kit, as well as fabrics that can be used in a variety of projects. $25 materials fee payable to instructor. Sign Up
P.S if you take more than one class at my studio in a season (spring, summer, fall, winter), then you are eligible for discounts! I encourage you to explore and experiment in textiles with me.
Multimedia surface design by amber coppings
What am I taking?
For almost a year now I have been taking a class called “The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design”. It rocks! It is also really intense and takes more time than I can give it right now. However, they make it really easy to save and/or print lessons, etc… It is invaluable to anyone who may want to digitally design products of any sort. Check out Module 3…the module I started this month.
Then, I am taking a short version of a similar class, but with a different approach. I have just discovered Skillshare, an online education platform, and LOVE it to pieces! You can sign up for this class here and Save $10 (and if you do, then I save $10, too!- Thanks!)
AND I am taking another class on Skillshare on how to create wicked cool T-shirt graphics from designers from Johnny Cupcakes, INC Do you see a trend here? I guess I am getting into digital design hardcore!