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with Emily Nicolaides
Learn the basics of weaving in a circle. In this workshop, we’ll cover how to warp an embroidery hoop with an open center, as well as basic weaving techniques, yarn selection, and finishing techniques. You’ll walk away with a one of kind tapestry and the skills to continue weaving.
EMILY NICOLAIDES is an artist and teacher residing in Richmond. She began weaving functional wares in 2013 when she took her first class at Penland School of Crafts. Since then Emily has continued her textile education through Penland, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and most recently, the American Tapestry Alliance. In 2016, she began experimenting with frame loom weaving and unconventional warps. Today she combines linear and circular weaving to create nontraditional shape tapestries through custom built frame looms.
EMBROIDERY SAMPLER: "MORNIN!" BY SARAH HAND
with Elizabeth Cogar
Come stitch with Studio Two Three’s adorable embroidery kits featuring everything you need to make a pillow or wall hanging -- thread, scissors, needles, stitch guide. In this class we'll be stitching the design of Richmond artist Sarah Hand. We’ll go over the basic stitches and get to work!(Photo is of Sarah Hand's design).
Supply List: All supplies included in the kit which is included in the class fee! Bring an embroidery hoop if you like to use one.
ELIZABETH COGAR learned her improvisational teaching and making style from her artist mother. She works with textiles, exploring methods of dyeing, printing, hand-stitching and sewing, and she runs creative events under the name of Makeshop (www.makeshop.co) and sells small batches of hand sewn and printed items (www.yippyskippy.biz).
MAKE A FELT TERRARIUM
with Maggie Smith
Perfect for plant-killers and others who prefer low maintenance flora. Learn to needlefelt with special tools and wool roving, and shape your work into your fave terrarium plants. You'll never water again!
MAGGIE SMITH is a Richmond native, educated at Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga. A visual artist and curator with an inclination towards the silly, she is always on the hunt to create flora & fauna from unusual materials.
REPEAT PATTERN SCREEN PRINTING
with Maggie Flanigan
Make your own fabric! Students will take screen printing on fabric to the next level by creating a four-way repeat pattern. This pattern will be used to print yardage of your own unique design to use for garment sewing, tote bags or whatever else you want to create.
MAGGIE FLANIGAN is a newcomer to Richmond having recently completed grad school at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She specializes in teaching art and photography at all levels as well as working with alternative photographic process, printmaking, and mixed media fiber arts.
SHIBORI WITH MORE THAN BLUE
with Elizabeth Cogar
Who says shibori is just an indigo thing? The Japanese form of tie-dyeing by folding and binding fabric can be done with any color! We'll break with tradition and use shibori techniques with some different hues to make textiles for your home or for you to sew.
ELIZABETH COGAR learned her improvisational teaching and making style from her artist mother. She works with textiles, exploring methods of dyeing, printing, hand-stitching and sewing, and she runs creative events under the name of Makeshop (www.makeshop.co) and sells as Yippy Skippy. She also manages Studio Two Three’s classes and Sip N Stitch group (first Wednesdays).