2018-2019 CHH Workshops
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.
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.
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.
Fall 2018 Workshop
Double Rainbow – October 19, 20, 21, 2018.
2 Layers, 4 Shafts, 6 Colors – Endless Possibilities.
Now also with 2 blocks on 8 shafts!
The ultimate color sampler! You will begin by winding a warp and setting up your loom according to Jennifer Moore’s system for working with multiple colors in a rotational sequence and bringing it to the workshop. A basic two-layered structure will enable us to mix and match our colors, creating an amazing array of color mixtures. As you weave and your warp colors move past each other you will experience a visual feast of iridescence and moire patterns. We will also experiment with single-layered structures such as warp rep and warp-faced twills and the effects that they create on this versatile warp. This sampler will provide a remarkable education in color theory and how optical mixtures work in weaving, as well as a great source of inspiration for future weaving projects.
Level- Intermediate. No prior experience in doubleweave is necessary, but students must know how to warp a loom. Students will bring a 4- or 8-shaft table or floor loom warped according to instructions.
Material fee- $10 per student
Maximum- 20 students
Student supplies –
4-shaft or 8-shaft table or floor loom
8- or 10-dent reed (8-dent is ideal)
2 boat shuttles
6 bobbins, extras if possible
5/2 perle cotton in specified colors
6 colored pencils or markers to match your yarn
To sign up for this workshop, send a check for half the total price (workshop is $184 – deposit is $92.00) to Workshop Chair Fern Handler, 2203 Turtle Creek Drive, Missouri City, TX 77459.
A Linen Workshop with Jetta Vandermeiden
January 19-21, 2018
at the Guild House
2017-2018 CHH Workshops
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FOLLOWING CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY
PAINTING ON SILK FABRIC
Three-day workshop for CHH (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
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.
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)