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Block printed fabrics and a collection of blocks at an artisan workshop in India.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS FALL AT THE CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE STUDIO CO-OP!

The Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op is starting the season with a great line-up of workshops and classes in our beautiful studio space at the historic 401 Richmond St. W. building in Toronto. The studio is a welcoming and inspiring place to learn for people of all skill levels and our innovative classes are taught by studio members and guest instructors, representing a broad cross-section of knowledge and expertise in the textile arts. From indigenous leather work and beading to indigo, creative design to hand embroidery; we have classes for all levels and interests.


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MOCCASINS, MUKLUKS + MITTENS: TRADITIONAL LEATHER HIDE AND BEADING
We’re excited this season to welcome Ojibway artist Hiawatha to our studio for a special two-day workshop, including a Native Lunch on Sunday. On October 28 + 29, students will learn indigenous leather working techniques and skills needed for traditional beading to make their own wearable creation.
http://www.textilestudio.ca/programming/hiawatha_2017.html

WHAT’S THE BUZZ: ART, CRAFT + DESIGN SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
We are hosting our popular social enterprise seminar on November 16, led by studio members Cathy Lang, who has extensive experience working within the co-op sector in Canada and Rachel MacHenry, who has worked with international artisan co-operatives for over 20 years. You can buy tickets here (including a reduced price for students):
http://www.textilestudio.ca/programming/whatsthebuzz.html


SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SERIES
This Fall, we are offering two workshops as part of our ongoing Sustainable Design Series:

In Boro Mending on September 12, Jenny Boucher will teach students the basics of invisible mending and decorative boro-style patching. We will also learn how to draw and hand stitch decorative patterns to repair clothing and linens.
http://www.textilestudio.ca/programming/mending.html

Our popular Introduction to Indigo workshop returns on December 3, and instructors Rachel MacHenry and Ganaele Langlois will teach students how to set up a natural indigo vat, and to explore a range of simple resists for patterning on cotton and linen.
http://www.textilestudio.ca/programming/Indigo%20workshop.html


SILKSCREEN PRINTING
On six Saturdays from November 11 – December 16, Sharon Epstein will guide students through the skills of silkscreen printing onto a variety of fabrics and papers. You will learn how to translate your ideas into prints using stencils, how to prepare and expose images onto screens, and print using water-based materials.
http://www.textilestudio.ca/programming/silkscreen_printing.html


CREATIVE DESIGN
Rachel MacHenry offers Creative Design 1: Textures, Abstracts + Geometrics on November 4 + 5. This is an experimental workshop where you will explore a wide range of creative mark-making and texturing techniques including rubbings, sponging, spattering, combing, and layering to create a series of original surfaces.
http://www.textilestudio.ca/programming/creativedesign1.html


BLOCK PRINTING
Led by Munira Amin, this workshop shows students how to print with beautiful hand-carved wooden blocks on textiles and paper. You will explore the complexities of repeat patterning and learn to plan and print your own design using traditional methods. A presentation on hand block printing methods in South Asia rounds out the day on October 15.
http://www.textilestudio.ca/programming/blockprinting.html


HAND EMBROIDERY
Join Kate Jackson on December 7 for an Intro to Embroidery: Hand Embroidery where students will be introduced to the materials and helpful tools most often used in embroidery. You will learn how to transfer images to cloth and 5-10 different, fundamental stitches to create an embroidery sampler and understand how to draw with stitch.
http://www.textilestudio.ca/programming/embroidery.html


REGISTER NOW!
We have easy online registration through PayPal: http://www.textilestudio.ca/programming/classescurrent.html

Contact us with any questions or inquiries: info@textilestudio.ca or join our mailing list: http://www.textilestudio.ca/contact.html


Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op
401 Richmond Street West
Suite 109
Toronto, ON
M5V 3A8

www.textilestudio.ca


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