OCT. 2018 WORKSHOP - FELT MEETS INDIGO MEETS ECO PRINTING WITH PIA BEST & BETH MARX

FELT MEETS INDIGO MEETS ECOPRINT

OCTOBER 22-26, 2018 - PIA BEST & BETH MARX

5 DAY WORKSHOP WITH PIA & BETH
$725 + materials (scroll down to register)
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA

Pia, renowned textile artist from Germany, and Beth, from California's Studio 907, have collaborated to teach this exciting workshop marrying felt with indigo and eco-printing.  In this five day workshop you will be making a seamless nuno felted garment, like a poncho or top, out of white silk and white merino wool roving.  You will then indigo dye and eco-print it as well as other textiles.  You will go home with a beautiful, unique, completely handmade piece of indigo dyed, eco-printed felted clothing and more!

Come to sunny Southern California and experience the alchemy and beauty of marrying felt with indigo and eco-printing.

NOTE:  Prior felting experience is not required.  Beginners as well as experienced felters are welcome.

DAY ONE & TWO: Beth will teach you how to create a pattern resist from one of your own existing garments and to easily size it up to account for felting shrinkage using her "Easy Peasy Shrinkage Calculation" sheet which really makes the shrinkage calculations a no-brainer. You will learn how to felt on this sized up resist pattern to create a beautiful, drapeable, seamless nuno felted garment with no sewing at all. 

DAYS THREE, FOUR & FIVE: Pia will show you the details of dyeing with indigo crystals, including making a vat and testing different fabric samples like wool, silk, cotton, linen and viscose jersey to see the different results and get a better understanding of how indigo works. After this introduction participants will dye the nuno felted garment they created in Day 1&2 as well as viscose jersey and other textiles, scarves from home, etc.

Next Pia will teach her technique of eco-printing using iron pipes in different variations to show how experimenting with different variables can change the result and to inspire trying new ways for an individual look. Pia will talk about different plants and their effects focusing on native and locally available plants. Additionally Pia will show different ways of designing pieces to find a well balanced design suited to the different purposes of the textile, like pre sewn garments, pre cut garment patterns, scarves or decorative textiles. You will be free to apply the techniques according to your individual interests.

Pia's daughter Marie will act as Pia's co-teacher to be able to respond to the
different levels of experience so that everyone can take new input and inspiration home with them.




MONDAY, OCT 22, 2018 THRU FRIDAY, OCT 26, 2018

9 A.M. - 4 P.M.


CYPRESS, CA


The workshop is located at the American Legion in Cypress, CA. The five day workshop is from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. The workshop is in a new, safe and beautifully pine tree lined industrial complex just seven miles from Disneyland; one mile from the Los Alamitos Horse Race Track; and eight miles from the ocean and the quaint seaside town of Seal Beach.

GETTING TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
The workshop is in Cypress, CA (Orange County).
 Cypress, California is a small city in northern Orange County in Southern California and is freeway close to several freeways. Long Beach (LGB) is the closest airport - 7 miles, Santa Ana/John Wayne (SNA) is 17 miles and LAX is 28 miles.


LODGING:  There are many places to lodge nearby but below are listings less than a mile from the workshop:


SPACE IS LIMITED SO DON’T WAIT TOO LONG TO REGISTER
$725 plus materials – 5 DAY WORKSHOP (no partial week options)

$725 - 5 DAY WORKSHOP


An email confirmation, supply list and other pertinent information will be provided upon registration.  For additional information, contact Beth: bethmarxstudio907@gmail.com

PIA BEST


MARIE-LUISE BEST





BETH MARX
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