Pamela Feldman's Classes

 

Natural Dye Classes

Dyeing the Blues: Silk Scarf Resist-Dyeing with Natural Dyes
Chicago Botanic Garden
The rituals around dyeing with Indigo have always been shrouded in mystery. Each culture around the world has developed their own ways of extracting this blue dye from local plants. In this one-day workshop, students will use simple resist techniques to dye an indigo silk scarf and learn about the history of indigo. Dye materials and a scarf are included in class fee. Bring an apron, old bath towel, scissors, plastic clothes hanger, long-cuffed rubber gloves and plastic bag to class. Open to all levels.

Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
To register go to http://www.chicagobotanic.org/education/adulted/registration_methods
or call the Chicago Botanic Garden at (847) 835-8261

 

 

 

Weaving Classes

Advanced Frame Loom Weaving
In this class we examine the many possibilities of creating woven forms using a simple frame loom. Students will experiment with the techniques of tapestry and plain-weave, and then explore ways of creating surface, image, and text within a woven form to create independent projects. Students will be exposed to both contemporary and historical artworks and will participate in skill-building demonstrations to broaden their technical skills. Requirements: Beginning Frame Loom Series or consent of the instructor.

Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden
January 4 to April 12, 2017
15 Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
To register go to http://www.chicagobotanic.org/education/adulted/registration_methods
or call the Chicago Botanic Garden at (847) 835-8261

 

Beginning and Intermediate Frame Loom Weaving
Chicago Botanic Garden
In this class, we examine the many possibilities of creating woven forms using a simple frame loom. Beginning students begin by experimenting with the basic techniques of tapestry to explore ways of creating surface, image, and textures within a woven form. Intermediate students will work on individual projects, while building skills in more advanced techniques. In addition, we will have weekly visual presentations, demonstrations, and discussions focusing on contemporary and historical tapestry. Yarn and looms are provided for the beginning students samplers.

Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden
February 6 to April 10, 2017
10 Mondays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
To register go to http://www.chicagobotanic.org/education/botanical_arts/beginningintermediate_frame_loom_weaving
or call the Chicago Botanic Garden at (847) 835-8261

 

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