Posts Tagged: Lillstreet

You know how to knit, Do you know how to weave?

All of our clothing is made up of tiny little fibers all attached to one another to create a structure and hold a shape. Garments unfortunately aren’t indestructible. Have you ever snagged a shirt and about two yards of thread were held between you and the edge of a counter? Have you ever tried to button… Read more »

Spring Session I Class and Open Studio Schedule

Hello all! Spring session is off and running! You still have time to sign up for some of the end-of-week and weekend classes, so don’t miss out. Here’s the session I class and open studio schedule. Open studio will start on Monday, April 3rd. See you all in the studio! -Nora

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 »