July 13 or 14, 2021
Workshop: "Natural Dyeing without Chemicals"
This will be a one-day workshop offered on both July 13th and July 14th from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm each day.
Build a journal of dye recipes with corresponding fabric samples of each dye and modifier used in the workshop. This will act as a guide and reference for your future projects.
Learn about local plants, trees, nuts, bark, and spices that offer substantive dye colors, chemical free mordants that modify and provide rich colors, and plants to grow and harvest for your own dye supply. Nadine will go through steps on how to extract and make the dyes from vegetables, fruit, teas and local flowers.
A booklet of dye recipes will be in each kit so the finished fabric samples of each dye, mordant and modifier used can be attached for future reference.
Get to Know NTGM
After an historic and anxious year - of pandemic, quarantine, social distancing, facemasks, vaccinations, and ZOOM - let’s take a deep breath (maybe by this time mask-free and a bit closer than 6 feet!) and begin again!
We will begin our new NTGM year with a day of visiting and catching up with each other and our NTGM activities, meeting new members, and congratulating our new Board. We will set up tables for our various committees and special interest groups so you can see what they have in store to whet your appetite for something new. Opportunities to volunteer for some new and old activities will be available. The library will be open for business with many classic titles that are waiting to be re-visited. A summer Show & Tell will inspire us all. And there may be some more surprises on the horizon! Maybe a road trip even! What could be better?
So….bring a lunch and something to share and let’s kick off the new NTGM year with a creative bang!
September 14, 2021
Workshop: "Stitching with Needle and Thread"
Create a sampler of stitch and design ideas to be used as a reference in your future projects. This workshop is technique-oriented, exploring basic stitch families, stitching materials and discovering different threads and combinations. Think of it as needle play while exploring surface design possibilities. Learn, refine, experiment and expand your ability to mark on fabric. Learn perfect starting and stopping techniques, padding stitches, over-stitching and the best stitches for the creating effects in your fiber art.
September 20, 2021 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
ZOOM Workshop - "Talisman Pouch"
Design a beautiful hand-stitched pouch to hold a special object ( beach stone, crystal or another talisman). Combine layers of fabric cheesecloth, silk sari ribbon, yarns and tulle with hand stitching to create a rich, tactile art object. Add a shell embellishment and a bead closure for finishing touches. Use your own fabrics and embellishment or Julie has kits available in select colors which will include everything (except thread). These will be $20 plus shipping. Instructions for ordering will be forwarded upon sign-up for the class.
Julie Booth via ZOOM!
May 10, 2022
There is a waiting list for this class, so at this time we are not accepting any additional registration requests.
If space becomes available in the future, up-dated information will appear here.
Lecture: "Wet Cyan Printing and More”
Lesley Riley, internationally known fiber artist, instructor, writer, and Artist success coach will be visiting us for a unique lecture/workshop experience following this tumultuous year that is redefining so many aspects of our lives and our work. With that in mind, she will share with us a new lecture about her Artist Work and ours in what is certain to be an enlightening and thought-provoking discussion of the creative life.
Workshop: "Wet Cyan Printing Plus!"
Join Lesley for a 2-1/2 day workshop exploring her unique wet cyan techniques on fabric and paper as well as a dive into her toolbox for ideas to fill your own.
In Lesley’s words…”Serendipity is my middle name. I would rather create 1000 random, happy accidents that one piece with a perfectly planned and achieved outcome. It is very liberating to make something that is, for the most part, out of your control. It releases the angst that can come with art making and kicks your inner critic’s butt. Plus the absolute simplicity of the nearly fail-safe technique and chemistry almost guarantees that you will make a successful print within a short time. Now, of course there are some methods, means and materials that you need to know about to get the results you lust over. That’s where I come in. We will start with the basics of cyanotype printing and quickly more onto the many variables that make wet-cyanotype printing so magically delicious. Your will learn all my methods, tips, tricks, and best practices regarding:
Paper, fabric, plants, water, water application, workspace set-up, contact printing, alternative materials, solution mixing and application, additives that change chemistry and color, post-print processing, timing and temperature, troubleshooting results, turning blah into beautiful, and….what not to do!”
You will leave this workshop with a library of possibilities and an encyclopedia of techniques
For registration and additional information, please see the Workshops page.