Posts Tagged: Lillstreet

Winter Session II: Class and Open Studio Schedule

Lillstreet’s Winter Session II starts tomorrow! **Please note that this schedule is still subject to change. We will do our best to make sure that correct information is posted at all time and apologize in advance for any lapses. See you all in the studio! *** Follow us on instagram! @textilesatlillstreet  

Making Good

After knitting and sewing all those pussy hats and experiencing the positive collective energy of the Women’s March, I didn’t know what to do with myself. Yes, I can write postcards and make calls, but I’m a maker. I need to do something with my hands. So I need to keep knitting and sewing. It… Read more »

Independent Sewing Projects: Just Added for Winter Session II!

Hi all! We’ve just added a five week Independent Sewing Projects class to the Winter Session II schedule which starts next week: You’ve got the sewing basics down; take the next step to complete one-of-a-kind sewing projects. You will discuss serger instruction, sewing machine feet attachments, buttonhole stitches and additional topics as they relate to… Read more »

Improvisational Quilting

*** Improvisational quilting? What is that? It’s more expressive way of piecing. It is an intuitive and playful process, more like painting or making collage than traditional, block-based, precise methods of making patchwork. The improvisational method involves cutting with scissors and/or rotary cutter, but not always with a ruler. Sometimes improvisational patchwork has a wonky… Read more »

Early Winter Class and Open Studio Schedule

Early Winter Open Studio is now is session! Huzzah! Because the Textiles Department has such a complicated class schedule, we’ve made weekly calendars for each of the session’s four weeks. Please make sure to double check these calendars before coming in to take advantage of open studio. See you in the studio! -Nora (click to enlarge!)… Read more »

On the Roof: Flags by Emily Nachison

Don’t forget to look up! This month’s Rooftop Project Space installation is by Portland artist, Emily Nachison. Flower Time This series of flags was inspired by Carolus Linnaeus’ horologium florae (floral clock) hypothesis. In 1751, Carolus Linnaeus, a Swedish naturalist, hypothesized that flowers could be used to measure time by planting them in a 12-point… Read more »

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 »

Weaving at Lillstreet!

This winter we are going to be introducing weaving to Lillstreet. It is enjoyable, simple to learn and you can do it almost anywhere. The most exciting thing about weaving on a frame loom are the endless possibilities. There can be lack of order, chaos in your methods, but in the end a cloth –… Read more »

Trace/Memory exhibition, Durango Colorado

I was invited as an artist-in-residence by the Fort Lewis College in Colorado.  I gave a lecture and critique for the students.  Here are some pictures of the invitational solo exhibition at the For Lewis College Art Gallery.  Total 13 pieces are shown.  (Oct. 6-Nov. 4, 2016) Materials are silk fabric, Japanese rice paper, hand… Read more »