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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.

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Spring 2021 OPEN STUDIO SCHEDULE

SPRING 2021 OPEN STUDIO SIGN UP

SPRING 2021 BILINGUAL CLASSES

 

Summer 2021 - June 21, 2021 - August 29, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Contemporary Tie Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
June 22

Felted Projects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
June 24

First-Time Embroidery (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
June 24

First-Time Frame Loom Weaving (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
June 21

First-Time Knitting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
July 26

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $140.00 / Non-Members $145.00
June 27

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
July 28

First-Time Sewing (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $140.00 / Non-Members $145.00
June 27

First-Time Sewing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
June 22, June 23, July 29, August 1

Garment Knock Offs (3 Weeks)

LAC Members $110.00 / Non-Members $115.00
July 10

Quilting I (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
July 31

Screen Printing on Fabric II: Printing with Dyes (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
July 31

Sewing Upcycled Accessories (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
June 26

Sewing With Commercial Patterns (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $145.00 / Non-Members $150.00
June 27

Stamp Printing On Fabric (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
July 26

Zippers and Buttons (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
August 1

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Embroidery II: Art and Design Concepts (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
July 27

Fashion I: Garment Sewing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
July 31

Guided Sewing Projects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
June 21, July 28

Independent Natural Dye Projects (5 Weeks)

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

Intermediate Contemporary Tie Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
July 27

Intermediate Weaving: Macraweave and More (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
August 1

WORKSHOP

Embroidered Accessories Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
July 24

Macrame Handmade Hanging Planters (2 Days)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
July 18

Natural Dye: Hot Pink On Silk (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
August 28

Needle Felted Pet Portraits (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
June 27

Topics in Quilting: Needle Turn Applique (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
July 17

AGES 13-18

TEEN First-Time Frame Loom Weaving (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $135.00 / Non-Members $140.00
June 23

ONLINE: Summer 2021 - June 21, 2021 - August 29, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

ONLINE: First-Time Knitting (3 Weeks)

LAC Members $95.00 / Non-Members $100.00
June 22

ONLINE: Hand Knotted Rugs (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
July 29

ONLINE: Indigo and Shibori At Home (3 Weeks)

LAC Members $95.00 / Non-Members $100.00
July 11

ONLINE: Screen Printing on Fabric At Home (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
June 23

ONLINE: Tapestry Techniques (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
June 26

WORKSHOP

ONLINE: Eco-Dyed Silk Scarves with Kitchen Scraps (1 Day)

LAC Members $55.00 / Non-Members $55.00
July 11

ONLINE: Ice Dyeing at Home (1 Day)

LAC Members $55.00 / Non-Members $55.00
August 1

ONLINE: Topics in Quilting: Quilts From Clothing (1 Day)

LAC Members $75.00 / Non-Members $75.00
August 22

ONLINE: Virtual Visiting Artist Program: Artist Lecture and Macrame Basics with Ben Cuevas (1 Day)

LAC Members $0.00 / Non-Members $0.00
July 10

Spring 2021 - April 05, 2021 - June 13, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Contemporary Tie Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
April 5

First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
April 11, May 16

First-Time Sewing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
April 8, April 11, May 10, May 11, May 16

MX Dyes: Alternate Applications (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
May 13

Natural Dye Color Studies: Shades of Green (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
April 10

Quilting I (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
April 6

Repeat Patterns on Fabric (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
April 8

Screen Printing on Fabric II: Printing with Dyes (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
May 15

Sew Your Own Pajama Pants (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
May 15

Zippers and Buttons (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
May 13, May 16

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Guided Sewing Projects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
April 7, May 12

Intermediate Contemporary Tie Dye (5 Weeks)

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

Intermediate Frame Loom Weaving: Organic Compositions (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
May 11

Sew Your Own Underwear (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
April 11

WORKSHOP

Indigo Extravaganza (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
May 22

Needle Felted Succulents (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
April 11

Rust Dye Workshop (2 Days)

LAC Members $90.00 / Non-Members $95.00
June 6

ONLINE: Spring 2021 - April 05, 2021 - June 13, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

ONLINE: First-Time Crochet (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
May 15

ONLINE: First-Time Embroidery (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
April 8

ONLINE: First-Time Frame Loom Weaving At Home (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
April 11

ONLINE: First-Time Knitting (3 Weeks)

LAC Members $95.00 / Non-Members $100.00
May 12

ONLINE: First-Time Natural Dye (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
May 15

ONLINE: Garment Knock Offs (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
April 10

ONLINE: Guided Embroidery Projects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
May 13

ONLINE: Marketing for Artists (3 Weeks)

LAC Members $95.00 / Non-Members $100.00
May 10

ONLINE: Sewing With Commercial Patterns (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
April 11

ONLINE: Stamp Printing on Fabric (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
May 11

ONLINE: Three-Dimensional Embroidery (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
April 10

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

ONLINE: Fashion I: Garment Sewing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00
April 5

ONLINE: Portfolio Building Through InDesign (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
April 7

ONLINE: Quilting II: Block Building (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00
May 16

WORKSHOP

ONLINE: Double Weave on a Frame Loom (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
May 15

ONLINE: Embroidered Thread Painting (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
April 25

ONLINE: Ice Dyeing at Home (1 Day)

LAC Members $55.00 / Non-Members $55.00
April 17

ONLINE: Quilting Foundation Paper Piecing (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
May 8

Textiles Spring VAP with Lucia Calderon Arrieta (1 Day)

LAC Members $0.00 / Non-Members $0.00
May 9

AGES 13-18

ONLINE: Fashion Design Teens (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00
May 16