SCHG Presents in March


WITH Kathleen Waln

March 9 & 10, 2019

March Picture

ABOUT Kathleen Waln:

Kathleen has been working with fiber & fabric for over forty years, first as a theatre educator and costume designer and more recently as a fabric designer.  She has been dyeing, spinning, and weaving for over twenty years.  Her passions include Shibori, Ikat and researching the history of the fabric arts. She enjoys making connections between her field and larger cultural patterns, an interest that dates back to her years as a university professor and costume historian. She now teaches at the Charter Oak Weaving and Spinning class in Covina, which is famous for its 100 looms in one big room!  She also harvests her own wild, organic cotton trees and loves to dye and spin their yield.  Kathleen holds a MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Texas at Austin where her love of weaving began.

MORNING PROGRAM:  March 9 Traditional Shibori  Kathleen will discuss this aesthetic form of tie dye from Japan and illustrate with pieces from her collection and photo images.

1-1/2-DAY WORKSHOP: Woven Shibori March 9, 1:00-4:00; March 10, 9:00-4:00:

Day One:  Participants will learn the two shuttle woven technique and then weave at least two samples on the same threading. Examples and demonstrations included.  Day Two: More samples are woven and then cut off the loom, pulled and tied. In the afternoon, samples will be dyed.  (If loom is warped with the full 4 yards, there will be enough to complete a scarf or other project using one of the samples as a model.)

Dye day/Date TBD Participants will meet at Kathleen’s studio to dye scarf or other completed project.


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