Fiber Arts / Sewing

Explore the ins and outs of fiber types, fabric constructions, dying techniques, and construction sewing.

Participants will create a felted wool needle book, a natural dye swatch journal, a shibori-dyed quilted potholder or table runner, a space dyed knitted wool coffee cup cozy, a stitch sampler, and final “upcycled” sewn project of the student’s own design based on their skill level and interests gathered over the course of our project.

 

We will also engage with fiber artists in our community through guest lectures and field trips.  We will meet textile artist/ author/ business owner Kristine Vejar, author of The Modern Natural Dyer and owner of acclaimed retail and workshop venue A Verb For Keeping Warm. Kristine is a master of natural dye technique and has vast knowledge of the ties between fiber arts and local agriculture.

 

https://www.averbforkeepingwarm.com/ https://www.averbforkeepingwarm.com/products/the-modern-natural-dyer


We will also go for a studio visit to designer and owner of Field Day, Trinity Cross. Trinity is a self-made designer of successful fashion label Field Day— known for upcycled and vintage fabrics in classic silhouettes that are both flattering, sustainably chic, size inclusive, and cutting edge creativity, challenging the so-called standards of the apparel industry.

 

https://www.fielddayapparel.com/

Montclair 4-H

Oakland California

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Contact: 4hmontclair@gmail.com