2018-2019 CHH Workshops

Next up will be a double workshop weekend given at the Guild House. Molly Koehn will be teaching Eco Printing and Bookbinding. Molly is an artist in residence at The Center for Contemporary Crafts. These two classes will be on April 28-29th, 2018.

Eco Printing is a one-half-day workshop on April 28 in the morning – 9 am to 1 pm. Cost for Eco printing is $62.50 per person including materials. Minimum 8 people, maximum 15 people.

Bookbinding is a two-half-days workshop from 2 pm to 4:30 pm on April 28 and 29. The book cover will be made on the first day and must dry overnight. Binding and stitching is done on the second day. Cost for Book Binding is $ 82.50 including materials. Minimum 8 people, maximum is 15 people.

ECO PRINTING

Eco-printing is a natural dye process that uses leaves to create prints on fabric. The leaves are bundled tightly in the fabric, and the bundle is then steamed. This process creates almost exact prints on the fabric from the leave’s pigment. This workshop will go over techniques to get the best print possible and will also cover mordanting to create color variations. Participants will experiment with printing on silk and wool/silk blend and are encouraged to bring other materials to work with.

BOOK BINDING – COPTIC

In this class, participants will learn how to bind their own journal or sketchbook using multiple-needle coptic stitching. Coptic is one of the oldest forms of bookbinding, dating back to the 2nd century. It is sturdy, and the technique creates a beautiful braid on an exposed spine. In the first session, we will create the covers and fold the signatures, and in class two, we will bind everything together. At the end of the class, you will have everything you need to make more and more books!

To sign up for either or both workshops, send a check for half the total price to Workshop Chair Fern Handler, 2203 Turtle Creek Drive, Missouri City, TX 77459.

A Linen Workshop with Jetta Vandermeiden

jette at loom


January 19-21, 2018
at the Guild House

This workshop is about learning to manage linen and how to wind a linen warp, dress the loom and use it in weaving. Jetta stressed that you will NOT have a finished or almost finished piece at the end of the workshp, but you will learn a lot! Weaving does not start until the 3rd day. Participants will warp enough to produce a lovely finished set of hand towels that they will finish weaving at home after the workshop is over.
Jetta will package all the yarns when she arrives. Jetta thinks the yarn cost will be about $40.00 each. That is in addition to the workshop fee. The cost of handouts will be included in the fee.
Cost:
There will be a minimum of 12 participants and a maximum of 15 because as you can see there will be a lot going on. The cost for the three day workshop will be $215.00 plus the linen supply fee.
Deposit will be $107.50. Deposits are due by December 8, 2017. Send deposits to Fern Handler.
Equipment needed for the workshop:

1.  Looms – all looms (except rigid heddle) are possible for this class.  Preferred would be a small floor loom, with counterbalance being better than jack.  However, table looms with jack or lift system, direct tie looms, floor looms of jack style can all be used.  We are learning to put the best possible warp on each of these types.
2.  Warping boards are MUCH preferred to warping mills.  But again, we make the equipment work to suit our needs.
3.  Boat shuttles (low profile better than high profile) and bobbins, or damask shuttles and quills.  No end feed shuttles for this class.
4.  Reeds of different sizes.  Most used will be 8, 10 or 12, depending on the linen used.  As we are using all different sizes and types of linen a variety of reeds is good.  It is VERY useful to have on hand several reeds of size 5 or 6 as well, as we need these for pre-sleying.  They are not essential, but preferable.
5.  If someone has a warping trapeze, this would be useful.
As people sign up, please have them state the loom they are bringing, how many shafts it has and what their preferred yarn size is. (They can use a cotton count for sizing yarn such as 10/2, 8/2, 20/2 as linen sizing is different and participants may not be familiar with these sizes.)  Once Jetta knows which looms are in the class, she can determine who gets what weave structure and the linen size they will be working with.  Hence it is important to get this info to Jetta asap as possible so that Tracy has the proper sizes available.

2017-2018 CHH Workshops

Felting Workshop
Barbara Attwell
May 6 – 7
9am – 4pm, with a lunch break

Professional artist Barbara Attwell will lead a wet felting workshop that both introduces and reviews the basics of the process, along with advanced techniques such as complex resists for 3D felting, creating textures, making and attaching shapes, using prefelts, and making cording and balls. A comfort level with fiber or felting is encouraged. Cost for the workshop is $225, plus a materials fee.

Workshop includes a Wall Hanging and a 3D Vessel. We will learn layout, various rolling techniques, the use of silk, bamboo, and stash to add texture, and resists to create pockets, the use of prefelts and Shibori,  seamless felting, simple and multiple resists to create cavities, complex resists to add more shapes, and to make and attach ropes, stems, and balls.

Questions? Email Barbara Attwell  battwella@gmail.com

Tuition $225 & $30 Supply fee if needed. Send deposit of $100 to Yvonne Wilson, 111 Crown Point Ct., Magnolia, TX 77354281-744-2211,ywilson1005@gmail.com

 THE FOLLOWING CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY

PAINTING ON SILK FABRIC

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Three-day workshop for CHH (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
September 22-24, 2017
Guild House

Using dyes from France and silk cloth from the far East, participants will explore different techniques to achieve color, texture, and pattern. Salt and alcohol will be used to experiment with free-form, abstract color mixes and water-based ‘serti’ resists will be used to implement realistic images. Additional techniques, including wet-on-wet, line building, blending and shading and treatment of the silk to reduce the flow of the dye will be demonstrated. Students will also learn how to incorporate wax techniques into silk paintings. Brushes, tjantings, and stencils will be used to apply soy and beeswax to the silks.
Methods for preparing and stretching silk for painting and the steam-setting process for fixing the dyes will be demonstrated. Participants will create multiple pieces using the various techniques.
Most materials will be provided; a supply list will be provided upon enrollment. No previous dyeing experience is necessary.
Class size – Minimum 8 students; Maximum 14 students
Instructor fees: $325 per student, includes all supplies and materials for use in the workshop.
Total cost for the workshop will be $365.00 Deposit for the workshop will be 182.50  Due by August 7, 2017
Please remember to get your deposit in for this workshop by August 7th, so Nadia will have time to order the silks and other supplies

Our regular classes are on our Classes Page.

CHH workshops are planned approximately one year in advance of each workshop. We work to provide stimulating and fun workshops that also provide value to our membership.

Workshop Fee Information
*Note: CHH workshop deposits are forfeited (non-refundable) unless there is someone to take your place in the workshop. But it’s sooo much more fun when you can attend :o)


Old Weaving Workshop Photo