Workshops are a concentrated way to learn new techniques and create an energizing atmosphere.
Below find a list of several popular workshops. My workshops are intended to be a fun and relaxing way to explore weaving and dyeing techniques. The descriptions below are intended to allow for flexibility. Cost for the workshop will include supplies (listed separately), travel and lodging if needed.
Workshops include brief lectures, (lectures are available separately, too) with image presentations and examples plus handouts for future reference. More workshop details can be found here.
- Featuring Fiber– Printing, painting and a collection of weave-able materials are used to create fiber compositions that can be a group tapestry and individual pieces by students. We use frame looms, off-loom and permanent loom weaving that incorporate found materials in woven compositions.
- Dying to Weave– Explore ways to color weaving yarns and other materials with natural and Procion MX dyes.
- 2,4,6,8 weaving on frame and floor looms– Pattern and structure with yarns on looms using pickup, 2-8 harness weave structures. This workshop is designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups.
- Warp Speed Weaving– Sometimes putting the warp on can be a challenge! One of the most popular questions from folks is “That looks like a lot of work!” and truthfully, it is work. Dressing the loom involves a bit of sequencing with some skills that are not that difficult to master.
- Block Printing on Fabric
We will develop patterns, color overlap and interaction visual texture on cotton, linen, and silk using textiles pigments and explore extensions with dyes, surface embellishment (found objects, beads, yarns) and stitchery.
Kathryn can format a youth workshop for your school or group that is tailored to your needs. Please email to begin the process of creating a workshop for: afterschool, in-school (including grant funded programs), scouts and other groups. Descriptions of recent youth workshops can be found here.
Kathryn has been working with Arts in-Education grants and programs for many years, with projects including STEM-emphasis hands-on art programs, parent/child and community art programs. Kathryn was coordinator of the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art in Winston Salem’s Outreach program for over 7 years, a very successful program working with approximately 7,000 students a year.
If you are in Cumberland County, please check this entry in the Artist in Schools Matching Grant program.