Thursday, December 30, 2010

Workshop @ the Southwest School of Art

Barbara Kile and Nadia Khan are members of the Houston Area Fiber Artists, and will be in San Antonio to teach a workshop during February at the Southwest School of Art.
Nadia has taught numerous silk painting workshops at the Southwest School of Art, and she teaches in Houston at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, as well as independent workshops.
Barbara is an adjunct professor at Houston Community College in the Fashion Department, and she teaches at the Glassell School of Art / MFAH and at the Taos Wool Festival.

Using French silk dyes, students will explore different techniques to achieve color, texture, and pattern. Methods for preparing and stretching silk for painting and the steam-setting process for fixing the dyes will be demonstrated. Then students will explore nuno felting - felting into weave - using the painted silks as the base fabric in the felting process. Wool fibers will be layered on the painted silk, and after completing the felting and fulling process, nuno felt samplers will be created. The resulting fabric is lightweight, drapes well, and can be used for many applications! No dyeing or felting experience is necessary to join!

Class meets: Fri, Feb 18  1:00 - 5:00P and Sat & Sun, Feb 19 & 20  9:30A - 3:00P

The workshop is limited to 10 people, so sign up soon if you're interested! If you have questions or would like more information, email

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