Posts Tagged: fibers

Exploring Natural Dyes

Hello, I am Tricia Royal, the Textiles Artist in Residence for 2016-2017. If you see me around the department or building, please say hello! I am primarily a quilt maker.  I am using my year long residency as an opportunity to dive deep into the surface design side of textiles with screen printing and dye,… Read more »

Quilt Workshops

Mastered half square triangles? Made a few log cabin variations? It’s time to expand your piecing vocabulary and I can help you out! I’ll be offering two workshops in November, “Piecing Curves” and “Foundation Paper Piecing”, highlighting indispensable techniques that will allow you to move your piecing into exciting new terrain. Details are below. Join… Read more »

Rooftop Project Space: Congrats 2015 Winners and Apply for 2016

We’re happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Rooftop Project Space Competition: Heather Brammeier and Simon Pyle! Best In Show ($500) Adorn, by Heather Brammeier “Catenaries formed by elegant tangles of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) adorn the Lillstreet Art Center building like a giant necklace.  To create the tangled blue and red forms in my… Read more »

Sewing Machine Manuals: The Good Ol’ Days

A student from my Multi-level sewing projects class brought the manual to her 1956 Singer sewing machine to class last week *not* to oggle over the amazing and beautiful illustrations and diagrams, and *not* to just plain show off how cool an antiquated object it was. Nope, those things were bonus. She brought the manual in to ask… Read more »