Beezie Textiles Bundle Dye Workshop
Photo: Heidi Lee

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join textile artist Barrie Cohen of Beezie Textiles for an afternoon learning bundle-dyeing techniques using found flora, inspired by MAD’s current exhibition Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 1:00 pm

This workshop will investigate adding beads to traditional embroidery stitches, as well as fringing, edging, and creating three-dimensional embellishments.

Melanie Bernier

Suminagashi printed patch on secondhand denim, 2016
Hand-embroidered tencel and patch on secondhand denim
Courtesy the artist

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Denim is ubiquitous in American fashion, but this common cloth has a history of being customized with embroidery, patches, and other ornamentation to assert the wearer’s individuality and social identity.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Participants will learn to make ruffled puffs and yo-yos, which can then be appliquéd onto your bag. Additionally, we will explore the technique of hand-smocking, using stitches to hold pleats together while adding touches of beading for extra flourish.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 1:00 pm

In Japanese, the word kumihimo means to gather or combine cord or thread. The traditional belt of the kimono, the obi, was once bound by a cord of kumihimo called an obijime. Samurai once used kumihimo as laces for their armor. It is an art both culturally significant and beautiful.

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