The Textile Creative


Carrboro ArtsCenter Elf Fair
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Carrboro ArtsCenter Elf Fair

This will be TTC’s first appearance at the Carrboro ArtsCenter’s Elf Fair. Diana is so excited to spend the day with many talented vendors in such a wonderful venue! TTC will have scarves, gifts, candles and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list, so be sure to come check us out!! Looking forward to seeing you there.

For more info: http://artscenterlive.org/elf-market-2017/

 

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Boro and Sashiko: The art of visible mending
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

Boro and Sashiko: The art of visible mending

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of decorative stitching, sashiko, and a practical boro-style stitching, a visible mending technique. These trendy skills are useful for repairing clothes and textiles and for adding your own touch to old clothes and thrift store finds. Diana will walk through the basics on how to design and stitch a range of decorative sashiko patterns and how to use visible mending to repair clothing and linens. Participants are encouraged to bring a pair of jeans, an item of clothing, or a home textile to visibly mend during the workshop. Scrap material for practice will be provided as well as needles, thread and thimbles.

$25 per person

Sign up: www.indiodurham.com

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Presentation: Eco Color - Natural Dyeing in North Carolina
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Presentation: Eco Color - Natural Dyeing in North Carolina

Carolina Fiberfest - NC State Fairgrounds

Natural dyeing is making a comeback! Join textile artist Diana Cathcart for a visual exploration of natural dyeing in North Carolina. Participants will learn about native dyestuffs that grow in the Piedmont region of NC, as well as non-native plants that can be grown here with relative ease. Diana will give a brief overview of the natural dye process as well. Attendees are encouraged to ask as many questions as they’d like. 

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Workshop: Natural Dyeing Basics
Mar
4
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Natural Dyeing Basics

Join Diana at the Durham Arts Council for a half-day workshop where you'll learn the basics of natural dyeing. We'll walk through the major components of the natural dye process and experiment with ethically sourced natural dyes, including black walnut, a plant native to the US and NC. Students will take home several dye samples of varying materials as well as resources to support their continued practice at home. 

Cost: $27 per person plus $30 materials fee for use of dyes and materials in class

To register: https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/ProgramDetail/3532373133/Registration.aspx

 

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Feb
11
9:30 AM09:30

The Natural Dye Process: Indigo

Durham Arts Council

$27 + $30 materials fee

Students will learn the process of dyeing with natural indigo, a centuries old dyestuff that produces a beautiful spectrum of blue. Participants will learn about and practice the three major components of the natural dye process- scouring, mordanting, and dyeing. They will have the opportunity to experiment with various resist dyeing techniques and exposure times. Participants will use cotton material for the dye process, and each student will get to dye and take home a skein of wool or alpaca yarn.

Register here!

 

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