The fan reed, or ondulé reed is a unique tool for the hand loom that is growing in awareness and popularity, while still being rather illusive as a technique. Amy Putansu has dedicated many years to this practice and will share her own methods for achieving curves, waves, and undulations in woven threads. Students will gain extensive hands-on experience learning the ondulé weaving method on traditional floor looms in terms of maneuvering the tools and equipment to achieve this special cloth. FMI Here.
“Small Works” is an exhibition including many of the artists represented by Sager | Braudis Gallery. Artwork in this exhibit will not exceed 8x8” in dimensions, and will vary in media and style. Amy Putansu is exhibiting brand new “sketches” on silk with indigo, charcoal and stitching called “Sea and Sky Studies”, each priced at $395. FMI here.
This three-day workshop will focus on beginner-level shibori with organic indigo dyeing. Shibori is an ancient resist-dyeing method that produces unique patterns through stitching, binding, wrapping and other methods. Although shibori has been practiced in Japan, there are versions found in cultures all over the world, such as adire in Africa and bandhani in India. In this workshop you will make a series of resist-dyed fabrics touching upon all of the basic shibori techniques and learn to make an organic indigo vat from "scratch". At the end of the workshop you will have a number of finished scarves and bandanas. FMI here.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 13, 14 & 15
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Level of Expertise: all levels
Instructor: Amy Putansu
Fee: $300 + materials
Discover how beautiful embroidery thread can be, when colored with natural dyes. Working with sustainably sourced, high-quality cotton threads, learn to properly clean and prepare small skeins for dyeing in indigo, plus many more colors. Create your own selection of threads for use in simple embroidery samplers, which will be stitched the second half of the week using introductory embroidery stitches. All levels welcome; good eyesight or magnification is helpful. FMI Here.
Opening Reception Friday May 3rd, 5-8pm.
Metallic features six artists whose works are composed of or inspired by the strength and gleam of metal or metallic materials, each with a distinctive approach to installation, process, media and perception. FMI here.