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Textiles

The Textiles Department at Lillstreet welcomes and accommodates students of all levels. Our classes explore traditional methods as well as contemporary experimentation. Whether you sew, print, dye, weave, embroider, knit, or crochet, we have the perfect class for you. Our student population is diverse- from professional artists and entrepreneurs to those who enjoy working with their hands and want to explore something new. Our teaching artists will guide you as you turn your project ideas into one-of-a-kind completed works of functional, decorative, or fine art. We welcome and support all bodies and gender expressions.

 

OPEN STUDIO SCHEDULE: SPRING II

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Spring 2022 - April 04, 2022 - June 12, 2022

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Dressforms, Draping, and Patternmaking (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $375.00 / Non-Members $380.00
April 9

Felted Projects For Beginners (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
April 7

First-Time Cross Stitch (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
May 10

First-Time Embroidery (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
May 11

First-Time Frame Loom Weaving (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
May 9

First-Time Knitting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
May 9

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
April 6, May 14

First-Time Sewing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
January 20, January 23, February 21, February 24, February 24, February 27

First-Time Sewing (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $148.00 / Non-Members $152.00
April 10

First-Time Sewing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
April 4, April 6, May 12, May 15

ONLINE: Sew Your Own Pajama Pants (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
April 9

Quilting I (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
April 5

Repeat Patterns on Fabric (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
April 5

Screen Printing on Fabric with Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
April 9

Sewing With Commercial Patterns (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
May 15

Upcycled Clothing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
May 14

Zippers and Buttons (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $148.00 / Non-Members $152.00
April 10

Zippers and Buttons (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
May 9

MULTILEVEL

Contemporary Tie Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
May 10

Independent Printing Projects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
May 12

Indigo and Natural Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
May 12

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Garment Knock Offs (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $197.50 / Non-Members $202.50
April 9

Guided Quilting Projects (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $395.00 / Non-Members $405.00
April 5

Guided Sewing Projects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $197.50 / Non-Members $202.50
April 6, May 11

Intermediate Embroidery (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $197.50 / Non-Members $202.50
April 4

Patternmaking for Menswear (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $395.00 / Non-Members $405.00
April 8

Quilting II: Block Building (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $197.50 / Non-Members $202.50
May 10

Sew Your Own Swimsuit (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $197.50 / Non-Members $202.50
April 7

WORKSHOP

Embroidered Accessories Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
May 21

Embroidered Thread Painting Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
April 24

Felted Jewelry and Accessories (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
April 30

Ice Dyeing (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
May 7

Indigo Extravaganza (1 Day)

LAC Members $115.00 / Non-Members $120.00
April 10

Magic Loop Knitting (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
May 15

Natural Dye: Kitchen Colors (1 Day)

LAC Members $115.00 / Non-Members $120.00
June 5

ONLINE: Virtual Visiting Artist Program: Bundle Dye Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $0.00 / Non-Members $0.00
May 8

Pride Tie Dye Rainbows (1 Day)

LAC Members $115.00 / Non-Members $120.00
May 29

Sashiko Stitching (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
June 4

Summer 2022 - June 20, 2022 - August 28, 2022

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Contemporary Tie Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
June 21

Embroidery II: Art and Design Concepts (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
July 30

Felted Projects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
July 28

First-Time Embroidery (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
July 25

First-Time Frame Loom Weaving (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $148.00 / Non-Members $152.00
June 20

First-Time Knitting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
July 26

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
June 22, July 30

First-Time Sewing (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $148.00 / Non-Members $152.00
June 20, June 26, August 7

First-Time Sewing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
June 23, July 25, July 30

Indigo and Shibori (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
July 27

Quilting I (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
June 21

Screen Printing on Fabric with Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
June 25

Sewing With Commercial Patterns (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $148.00 / Non-Members $152.00
June 26

Upcycled Clothing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
June 25

Zippers and Buttons (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $148.00 / Non-Members $152.00
August 7

Zippers and Buttons (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
June 22

MULTILEVEL

Visible Mending with Sashiko and Boro (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
June 23

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Guided Sewing Projects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $197.50 / Non-Members $202.50
July 28

Intermediate Contemporary Tie Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
July 26

Intermediate Frame Loom Weaving: Organic Compositions (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $164.00 / Non-Members $202.50
July 27

Quilting II: Improvisational Piecing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $197.50 / Non-Members $202.50
July 30

Sewing Menswear: Pants (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $197.50 / Non-Members $202.50
July 29

WORKSHOP

Block Printed Bandanas (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
July 9

Felted Cutie Critters Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
June 25

Ice Dyeing (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
August 7

Korean Ramie Stitched Accessories Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
July 23

Sashiko Stitched Patches Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
July 16

Solid Dyeing (1 Day)

LAC Members $85.00 / Non-Members $90.00
August 14

Upcycled Embellished Shirt Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $115.00 / Non-Members $120.00
August 20