These workshops are held in different locations by a variety of groups - I have added links for you to register directly with them.
May 2024 - Embroiderers Assocation of Canada
Cloth to Codex = 4 day Workshop
In this workshop, students will create one or more books, folios or scrolls using various surface designs and stitch techniques. Students will experiment with paints and inks, stencilling, altering and adding to different surfaces, and combining paper and fabrics to create foundations for more marks, stitches and colour. Students can also eliminate areas by cutting back and opening pages and turning them into windows, creating alternative shapes and unusual books or scrolls.
Each student will explore their ideas and create a unique piece.
More Information and Registration: https://eac-acb.ca/seminar/registration/
July 2024 - Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts
Little Pinch Pots
Clay? No Way! Explore a different way of dimensional “pot-making” with fabric, paper, stitch and embellishments and create a selection of little pinch pots with needle and thread!
Traditionally, pinch pots were the simplest of pottery vessels, using fingers to mold the clay – in this workshop we’ll take a similar approach but change up our medium and incorporate new ways of working and exploring the possibilities.
In this workshop students will delve into the art of mark making, stitch, embellishments and dimensional work while exploring the interplay of paints, inks, and fabric.
Students begin with choosing fabrics and applying texture and pattern, using a variety of tools, stamps, stencils and more, then auditioning the selection while considering theme, colour and potential shapes. A wide variety of possible shapes and forms come to life with cutting and draping, more stitching and embroidery. Both external and interior support structures may be implemented, and time will be spent in exploring of ideas to utilize handles, holders, and accessories while working within individual themes.
With added embroidery and embellishments, students bring their unique designs to life, crafting several charming fabric pots that are unique, and individual and serve as containers of creativity.
Further Information and registration: https://missa.ca/shop/little-pinch-pots-exploring-textile-vessels/