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Levels: B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Felted Gloves Workshop
November 1, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Making a custom size pair of gloves/mittens is a great opportunity to learn how to make a 3-D object starting with a 2-D resist pattern. In this workshop, students will develop confidence in planning a project, estimating the shrinkage and enlarging the pattern. Students will be challenged with making an even and thin wool layout and will learn some tricks of the trade that the instructor has learned through years of experience. Some basic felting experience is helpful. Notebook, camera, and waterproof apron are optional. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Bring your sprinkler for wetting felt if you have one. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Flora Carlile-Kovacs, www.floranemez.eu
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $135 plus Material Fee: $18
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Felted Jewelry Workshop
November 2, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Felting jewelry has endless possibilities. In this particular workshop students will focus on embedding stone and glass beads in felt. They will learn how to felt beads in different shapes of setting, make the cord of a necklace and attach the segments by building and felting separate pieces together. By the end of the day students will have a finished necklace and one or more rings. We'll discuss embellishment possibilities, such as additional bead-work or embroidery that can be added at home. Previous felting experience is helpful. All felting supplies are provided for the class. No material fee. Please bring glass/stone/metal beads with holes of 2 mm or bigger. Bring your sprinkler for wetting felt if you have one. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Flora Carlile-Kovacs, www.floranemez.eu
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $135
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Create an Organizer Basket
November 12-13, 2014 — We will make a large (16"LX8"WX8"H) basket woven with natural and hand dyed reed that has attractive leather handles. It's wonderful for corralling your art or reading projects next to your chair. Small class size allows ample one on one instruction as needed, with strong emphasis on everyone leaving the class with a finished basket and a happy weaving experience. Instructor will provide all necessary tools during the class and a light lunch! The material fee includes all necessary materials and detailed printed instructions are provided and yours to keep. Additional kits of the class basket will be available for purchase during the class. All skills levels welcome! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Alice Sterling
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $69 + Material Fee: $30
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Nuno-Felted Lantern Shades
November 15, 2014 (10am-1pm) — Each student will create 2 frosted lantern shades (approximately 7" and 4" tall), using traditional (wet) and nuno felting techniques. These dainty shades make unique decorations or centerpieces. Wool roving, yarn and doilies will be used to create your very own shades. Bring your own doilies if you would prefer. All materials will be provided. Just bring your imagination, a passion to create and any photos or images to help inspire you. Class suitable for ages 8-88. Visit website


Location: Ventura, CA
Instructor: Sara Smelt
Sponsor: Red Brick Gallery
Cost: $57 includes supplies
Email: Jen or Phyllis
Phone: 805-643-6400

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Create an Organizer Basket
November 15-16, 2014 — We will make a large (16"LX8"WX8"H) basket woven with natural and hand dyed reed that has attractive leather handles. It's wonderful for corralling your art or reading projects next to your chair. Small class size allows ample one on one instruction as needed, with strong emphasis on everyone leaving the class with a finished basket and a happy weaving experience. Instructor will provide all necessary tools during the class and a light lunch! The material fee includes all necessary materials and detailed printed instructions are provided and yours to keep. Additional kits of the class basket will be available for purchase during the class. All skills levels welcome! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Alice Sterling
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $69 + Material Fee: $30
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Natural Dyeing
November 16-17, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Yearning for rich, interesting color that is difficult to achieve with synthetic dyes? Learn basic natural dyeing using lightfast dyes (cochineal, madder, indigo, osage orange, marigold, and cutch) as well as fiber preparation with safe mordants. Protein fibers will be explored, with color gradations, and over-dyeing to achieve a full range of color. This is a process workshop. Participants will go home with a sample of everything dyed, and descriptions to help reach similar results on their own. Dyes and mordants are supplied. All levels of experience are welcome, however, some dyeing experience will be helpful. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Burks
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $65 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

New Techniques for Screen Printing on Paper, Fabric, Glass & Clay
December 14, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Bring your laptop loaded with your favorite photo manipulation software and you're ready to go! In this one-day seminar we'll walk you through the steps to preparing your personal images for screening on to;glass, metal, paper, fabric wood, stone, clay...or anything you can think of! No worries... computer dummies welcome!!! Once you've created your own images, it's time to create your "silk" screens. We'll walk you through all the steps including exposure, washout, drying and use. This seminar will get you started in making your own specialized screens. We'll even get started printing your personal screens! Don't miss the versatility of this technique. Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $98 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level

Free Form Fabrics: Burnout Silk Dyeing
December 19, 2014 (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) — In just one 3-hour session you'll be hooked! We'll focus on the specific technique of devore/burnout two-tone immersion dyeing using gorgeous silk scarves. We'll mix dye baths, learn the differences between man-made and natural fibers, experience layering colors, and we'll laugh a lot while creating beautiful wearable art! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $70 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level

New Techniques for Screen Printing
March 10, 2015 (9:30 am - 5:00pm) — Bring your laptop loaded with your favorite photo manipulation software and you're ready to go! In this one-day seminar we'll walk you through the steps to preparing your personal images for screening on to: glass, metal, paper, fabric wood, stone, clay...or anything you can think of! No worries... computer dummies welcome!!! Once you've created your own images, it's time to create your "silk" screens. We'll walk you through all the steps including exposure, washout, drying and use. This seminar will get you started in making your own specialized screens. We'll even get started printing your personal screens! Don't miss the versatility of this technique. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: roadhouse Arts
Cost: $98
Email: gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Felted Ruffle Scarf
April 18, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this project-oriented workshop you will learn how to work with thin and even layers of fine merino wool. You'll learn how to blend the colors and the silk fiber in the wool before felting. You will study and explore how varying the staple directions and the thicknesses of the layers of wool affects the shrinkage rates and provides us with control in shaping the scarf. Even edge finishing techniques will also be taught. Previous felting experience is helpful but not necessary. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Flora Carlile-Kovacs
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $145 plus Material Fee: $15
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Felted Fanny Pack
April 19, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Bags are always challenging in design and also in the skill level required for felting. They have to have enough pockets, the right closures, the right size, the right depth, the seamless strap etc. Design your own fanny pack and learn how to: make the template; enlarge it to the right size; mix different qualities of fibers for the best result; work around the resist templates to make several pockets; attach seamless straps and embellishments; choose the right type of closure; and full and shape the bag perfectly. By the end of the day you'll have a unique fanny pack designed to your personal needs and all the skills you need to create more independently! Previous felting experience is helpful but not necessary. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Flora Carlile-Kovacs
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $145 plus Material Fee: $20
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Twisting the Landscape - Embracing Abstraction
May 13-15, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Pack one or several favorite landscape images, a sense of adventure and you will go home with an original wall hanging at the end of the class. This intensive three-day workshop will introduce you to recognizing and incorporating the key elements of design into your original piece. The focus is on evaluating the subject matter at hand, converting the information available and embracing abstraction exercises which in turn will be translated into the hands-on project. Ongoing individual consultations will ensure that each student maintains the originality of their creation. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Anna Hergert
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $395; Material Fee: None
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

History Revisited: The Ancient Art of Kantha Quilting
May 16-17, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Are you interested in learning more about other cultures and their quilting techniques? Join us for a virtual trip to India and get introduced to this ancient quilting technique that elevates recycling/reusing to a fine art. Hand quilters and embroiderers will embrace this simple and yet very effective method of embellishing fabric with running stitches to create one of a kind, framable pieces. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Anna Hergert
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $270; Material Fee: $20
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Felt Your Dream! Prefelt Pillow Workshop
May 16-17, 2015 (9am-4pm) — As people of nomadic tribes in Kyrgyzstan felted their dreams and wishes in rugs, hoping they would come true, we'll use the ancient pre-felt inlay technique to make our own pillows holding our dreams. In Kyrgyzstan, when a daughter got married, her mother felted her a rug using their ancient symbols for best wishes and good luck. In this workshop, you'll create two complimentary pillows with the ancient pre-felt technique, using either the several hundred-year-old symbols or by creating your very own. Come and join us for a two day workshop and learn how to make your own soft prefelt with color transitions and turn it into a strong and durable pillow. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Flora Carlile-Kovacs
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $270 plus Material Fee: $28
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Meditative Art & Yoga Retreat in B.C Canada
May 17-22, 2015 — Empower yourself and your creativity though Meditative Art, Yoga & Meditation. Learn & Experience Meditative Painting & Sculpturing, Creative Movement & Writing. Discover art from a meditative place, along with daily practice of Yoga, inner work, walking/sitting Mediation & guided Relaxation. Explore nature & a fascinating variety of natural materials: earth, stone, wood, natural paints, felt, shells, beads, dry foods, flowers and.. So much more. During the workshop we will be working indoors & outdoors, in silence & through sharing with others. The retreat is set on a beautiful Island at an inspiring & supportive location. Visit website


Location: B.C., Canada
Instructor: Mochita Har-Lev
Sponsor: Meditative Art School
Cost: Tuition Price: $525
Email: Mochita

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Dye Immersion Week
May 18-22, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Spend five days immersed in the world of fiber reactive dyes! We'll explore the vast range of possibilities including immersion dyeing, printing with thickened dyes, multi-colored printing with interfacing stencils, stove-top "instant" dyeing, and improvisational printing (painting dyes directly onto a screen). Whether you're a beginner or more experienced dyer, the opportunity to focus specifically on MX dyes will strengthen and expand your toolbox! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jane Dunnewold
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $730; Material Fee: $35
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Soy Wax Basics and Beyond
June 15-18, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Students will learn to design their own unique fabrics using simple tools, dyes and soy wax...no messy clean-up, just wash this wax away! Soy wax is water soluble, environmentally friendly and a renewable resource. It can be used in traditional batik techniques but is also perfect for some rather surprising methods of working. In this workshop students will explore a variety of application techniques with the wax including stamping, line drawing, screen printing with thickened dyes, as well as incorporating shibori and stitch resist. Students will be encouraged to work with a plan to produce designs and fabric which can be used for clothing, art quilts, home decor and more. There will be an emphasis on design, mark making and colour theory. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Susan Purney Mark
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500; Material Fee: $60
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Abstract Quilts in Solids
June 15-19, 2015 — Quilts made in strong solid colors made by the Amish were the first quilts to be viewed as art. Of late, the dazzling assortment of new prints has justifiably attracted great attention and solids have been regulated to the back burner. This class is meant to be a reminder that solids have their own distinctive characteristics which shouldn't be overlooked by quilter's intent on doing original, abstract work. Working with free-form, improvisational construction, students will create their own, original quilts using Gwen's easy design concepts and techniques. This design class is good for the beginning and advanced, traditional and art quilter. Come and join the fun as Gwen shows you her easy methods for creating your own original quilts. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Gwen Marston
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $620
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

New Directions for Jewelry, Art Quilts and Surface Embellishments
June 20-21, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is packed full of new ideas and directions for many disciplines in Art. Metal work, weaving techniques, and a variety of surface design applications will all be covered. Students have the option of making jewelry, applying the techniques to fabric for Art quilts or a paper surface for books, or making samples to use later. The focus of the class will be to introduce and incorporate weaving and metal smith techniques that can cross over to be used in many disciplines of artwork. Students will use linens, fibers, copper sheeting, wire and mesh, as well as found, recycled and natural items to incorporate surface design techniques such as weaving, twining and looping and to learn a variety of low tech metalsmith techniques. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger, www.maryhetts.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $270 plus $22 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Abstract Quilts in Solids
June 22-26, 2015 — Quilts made in strong solid colors made by the Amish were the first quilts to be viewed as art. Of late, the dazzling assortment of new prints has justifiably attracted great attention and solids have been regulated to the back burner. This class is meant to be a reminder that solids have their own distinctive characteristics which shouldn't be overlooked by quilter's intent on doing original, abstract work. Working with free-form, improvisational construction, students will create their own, original quilts using Gwen's easy design concepts and techniques. This design class is good for the beginning and advanced, traditional and art quilter. Come and join the fun as Gwen shows you her easy methods for creating your own original quilts. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Gwen Marston
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $620
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Exploring Color with Dye
July 6-9, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Exploring Color with Dye is an in depth workshop on precise use of Procion MX dyes. Students will be introduced to color theory and how it relates to dye on cloth while also exploring their own personal color preferences. They will gain an understanding of how to precisely dye fabric using the percentage dye method - using weight of dye in proportion to weight of fabric to achieve reproducible colors. The goal is to create a vast library of color swatches and recipes using only a small number of dye powders. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Kim Eichler-Messmer
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500; Material Fee: $40
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Joomchi
July 17-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Joomchi is a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper by using water, and eager hands. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to become acquainted with its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques and reinterpreted adaptations into contemporary art form. Joomchi creates strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji (Korean mulberry papers). Its usages are diverse and it can be incorporated into surface design, collage, new way of drawing, wearable, unconventional body ornament or sculptural object: 2-D & 3-D either functional or fine art oriented. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jiyoung Chung
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500; Material Fee: $30
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Tattooing a New Surface
July 19-21, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will express the magical possibilities Irit identifies hidden in felt and nature. According to Irit's renown vision and mastering of unique creative methods, she will teach and demonstrate how to use natural resources for felting, printing, and dyeing coats and jackets with plants, in a modern design based on folklore patterns and templates. The workshop will relate to materials we find everywhere and anywhere on the planet, like falling leaves, the surface we touch, peels and shells, tattoo-like spots and stains, all that inspires us to connect and create with textile. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Irit Dulman
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500; Material Fee: TBD
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Indigo Shibori + Natural Dyes
July 29 - August 2, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Explore images on natural fabric with various shades of indigo blues and various natural dyes, such as Cutch, Osage, Cochineal, Madder applying Shibori resist techniques. Over-dyeing natural dyes and indigo creates tasty colors. Although indigo and natural dyeing have been applied to clothes and interior decorations for over 700 years in Japan, the harmoniously beautiful colors appear "contemporary" in our modern life style. Students will experience various Shibori techniques, such as stitching, pleating, twisting, clamping, wrapping, folding and binding, then submerge resisted fabrics in the indigo pot and/or natural dyes. Open to all levels. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Akemi Nakano Cohn
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $625; Material Fee: TBD
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Nuno Butterfly Scarflette
August 2, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this beginner friendly class you will learn how to make a beautiful nuno collage scarf. Learn the fundamentals of nuno felting along with some of the unique techniques even the top felt makers use! You will be making a sandwich of silk/wool/silk with very little wool so you will have a masterpiece even after one class. I will take all the mystery out of nuno felting and you will go home with your very own treasure. You will learn how to make nuno dreadlocks, ruffles, eyes and edges. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jean Gauger
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $145; Material Fee: $25
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Nuno Collage Swing Jacket
August 3-7, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this 5-day intensive class you will be designing your very own double-sided Nuno swing jacket. By saying double-sided, I mean a sandwich of silk/wool/silk. We will first draw out a design and use this as a guide. I will assist you as much as I can during the whole process, giving you felting tips as we go. I will help fit your jacket to you to get a work of art you will never want to take off! Trust me when I say this because that is just what one of my students said to me and she wore it for two weeks straight! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jean Gauge
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $625; Material Fee: $50
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Step-by-Step Basket Weaving
August 17-19, 2015 — This two and a half day workshop is a twist on the functional baskets symbolic of years gone by. Students of all skill levels can take advantage of the various working and shaping techniques to turn basket material into well-designed pieces of art or family heirlooms. Students will enjoy exploring and learning about the historical significance of baskets and the stories they tell. Instructor, Dona Nazarenko, guides students through each step, demonstrating the relaxing nature of creating baskets, at a pace that is both fun and affords the opportunity to reflect on how things used to be and how basketry has transformed over the years. You will learn the techniques and methods to create a basket to be proud of. Visit website


Location: Haverhill, NH
Instructor: Dona Nazarenko, www.countryspiritbaskets.com
Sponsor: Gibson House Bed and Breakfast
Cost: $285
Email: Susie Klein and Marty Cohen, Innkeepers
Phone: (800) 989-2150 or (603) 989-3125

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Picturing: Illustrating the Picture Book
September 7-11, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Have a children's story you want to illustrate? Love color, love collage? Explore the magical world of illustrating for children. Participants will create a vivid array of textures and colors in both papers and fabrics that become the ingredients for innovative mixed media illustrations. Surface design activities include simple printing techniques, drawing, stitching, dyeing and layering. Workshop discussions include how words connect to image, the role of book designer and DIY publishing possibilities. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Peg Gignoux
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $625; Material Fee: $50
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Intermediate Level

The Art of Wet Felt Making: Large and Decorative Wall Hangings
September 14-18, 2015 (9am-4pm) — We will make highly decorative, thick, durable felt with turned edges, of any shape or form using traditional "Wet-felting" methods. Built up using Finnwool batt, wet-out and felted to completion using a combination of hand and rolling techniques. A fusion of fibre blending and "painting" are used to translate the participant's design into felt. Learn a high degree of control of colour, design and form, without any supplementary cutting, sewing, or needle felting. The emphasis is on quality and control. This method and technique can be applied to many other ways of feltmaking. We ask all participants to have some kind of design idea prepared before the workshop begins. A rough sketch and basic colour plan is enough. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Karoliina Arvilommi and Roderick Welch
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $625; Material Fee: $50-75
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Transforming Fabric with Digital Image Transfer Techniques
September 18-21, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, we will learn techniques and explore digital (inkjet) printing of images onto fabric, and incorporate those images into fiber art personal to each of us. Slideshow presentations will show examples of fiber artists utilizing Image Transfer in many creative and diverse ways. Our methods will include printing images directly and indirectly (by way of intermediary products) onto fabric such as cotton, silk or polyester (sheer or opaque) with any inkjet printer. Any relatively smooth fabric can receive an Image Transfer with these methods, all with varying effects. We will experiment with several techniques and products, including transfer paper, transparency film, pretreated cotton and silk, and lutradur, as well as utilizing a few Golden acrylic products to pre-treat fabrics for certain techniques. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Bergen Rose
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500; Material Fee: $90
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Nuno Felted Seamless Vest with Hood
September 19-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this two day class you will learn how to make a seamless nunofelt collage vest. First, we'll make a sample to study and learn how to estimate the shrinkage. Either making a vest or a tunic with a hood, you'll learn how to design and enlarge the template. Using habotai silk and a thin layer of wool you'll learn how to turn the 2D project into a perfectly fitted 3D clothing. Previous felting experience is helpful but not necessary. The Material fee for this workshop will vary depending on size. For a medium vest, $35 for 12 oz hand-dyed superfine merino top plus $35 for 3.5 yards of hand-dyed0.5 mm habotai silk. Please be prepared to pay the instructor directly for materials. You are welcome to bring your own materials. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Flora Carlile-Kovacs
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $270 plus Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Enriching a Surface Workshop
September 26-30, 2015 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this workshop will be using ProChem's Textile Paints and already painted or dyed fabric from home and combine these with purchased fabric to create 2-3 quilt tops, in the range of 24" x 24" maximum. We will explore how to create small works with a big vision. I will share how I get inspiration from within, getting quiet and centered before approaching my work. Because I usually work quite large, these small quilts have been a wonderful exercise for me in scale, time and impact. We will generally paint with Textile Paints half the time and sew half the time, though each participant will work at her/his own pace. We will do several exercises focussed on design, composition, and use of color. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Elizabeth Busch
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $730; Material Fee: $60
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Intermediate Level

Neutral Territory: 50 Shades of Gray
October 5-9, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Have you been frustrated when the dye houses discontinue one of your favorite black dyes? Do you sigh in frustration, because all the samples you have developed with these dye go out the window? Learn about making your own black mixes from the pure primary dyes. In addition the class will cover creation of many neutral studies - tans, browns, gray-blues, gray-reds, and other chromatic grays. Think of the palest alabaster to inky night sky - all value ranges will be examined. Taupes and tans can be fascinating as well - ecru, heath, titanium, putty, and driftwood. Sharing our results, we will compile a large reference book - our own 50 Shades of Gray. Some experience with Procion MX dyes required. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Carol Soderlund
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $625; Material Fee: $50
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sculptural Felted Garments
October 13-17, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This feltmaking workshop explores the different possibilities of felted garment designs. Creating intricate and original surface designs using nuno prefelts, each student will develop a pattern that suits her body shape. The main focus of this workshop will be on surface decoration and the manipulation of garment design. Garment designs suitable for warmer climates will also be explored. All levels of felting experience welcome! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Catherine O'Leary
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $835
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Shibori Patterns: Brilliant and Clear Using Acid Dyes and Discharge
October 29 - November 2, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will introduce students to shaped resist dyeing with acid dyes and discharge dyeing. With this technique it is possible to float defined areas of shaped-resist patterns on solid colored grounds using vibrant color schemes. Shaped-resist dyeing (also referred to as Shibori, a Japanese word meaning to compress or to squeeze) is one of the oldest ways of patterning cloth. By pinching, pleating, stitching, wrapping and folding silk and wool, and then securing those shaped bundles before dyeing, students will create textiles that are subtle, evocative visual and textural memories of the shaping process. Economical, simple-to-use wash-fast acid dyes give saturated, transparent, vibrant hues. We'll also explore the discharge (color removal) process, allowing for complex color combinations. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Joan Morris
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $730; Material Fee: $30
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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