You are invited to join us for the
2015 KAEA FIBER FORMS WORKSHOPIn Wichita, KS!
Fiber Artist Marilyn Grisham will share her talents in making fiber forms!
The workshop will be held at the Fiber Studio
418 S. Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202
Thursday, June 25, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, with lunch (TBD)
We will construct forms and leave with wet shapes to take home and hang to dry.
Thursday, July 9, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, with lunch (TBD)
Bring dried forms for cutting and finishing edges, including hand stitching and
possible sewing machine stitching.
1 hour of College Credit will be available through Friends University! An additional tuition fee and a homework assignment will be required of those attendees wishing to earn college credit.
Workshop description - In A Nut Shell - wrapping a balloon with layers of yarns, threads; painting it with Stiffy; letting it hang till dry; popping the balloon to remove from form; cutting the sphere in half; using basketry techniques to finish the cut edge in some decorative style; OR any sculptural shapes you can think of to make from stiffened forms! And basically inspiring one another and being creative.) These are the only two examples of the many possibilities!
THE BOWL is half of a large form composed of variegated rayon ribbon in the first layer with slub yarn in terra cotta brown in the outer layers. The finish on the rim includes copper tubing to reshape an out of shape edge. Multicolor dyed rayon ribbon is used in basket edge stitch to hold the copper in place. The bowl inside and outside upper edge of the bowl is decorated with pieces of sheer colored fabrics adhered with Stiffy and copper acrylic paint added.
THE LAMP has a shade of the thread wrapped over balloon technique which sits on a copper tubing stand with a light socket. The electric wire is threaded through the copper tubing. The shade includes some fragments of found crocheted lace and non-spun, dyed silk fibers.
$25 Workshop fee will include:
Snacks & Drinks
1 - 16 oz bottle of Mod Podge Stiffy Fabric Stiffener (An extra supply will be available to purchase for $6.00 a bottle.)
3 - 12” Balloons
3 - 9” Balloons
A large assortment of threads, yarns & fabric scraps from the studio will also be available to use.
Please bring with you:
*Paint brushes and/or foam brushes in ¾” to 1” sizes (the Stiffy will wash out)
*Plastic dish pan or bucket to take home the wet wrapped balloon projects
For the Edge Finish session please bring:
(We will have a short discussion of ideas during the first session.)
Plastic tubing, small copper tubing
An Awl with handle
Blunt craft needles
KAEA Workshops are a KAEA member benefit. Membership in the KAEA also gives you membership in the NAEA. If you are not a member, you may go to the following site and register to become a member http://www.arteducators.org/community/join
Please register for the 2015 KAEA Join in June/July Fiber Forms Workshop by clicking the following link: https://goo.gl/hyH8Ul