Aqueous Cleaning Methods for Textiles

Two day workshop

Instructor: Richard Wolburs, Associate Professor – Art Conservation Program, University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum

In the first day, participants will explore the general principles of wet-cleaning.  The second day will cover more advanced topics in aqueous cleaning such as bleaching, enzymes, poultices and "spotting".  Participants will need an understanding of basic chemical principles to gain the maximum benefit from the material presented.

Days: Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12th and 13th, 2013

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Meet: Tower entrance, deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park

Cost: $350, includes box lunch and materials


Fiber Identification

Two day workshop

Instructor: Denyse Montegut, Professor and Chairperson of the graduate program in Fashion and Textile Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

This 2-day workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of fiber analysis, highlighting the optical properties of light that make using polarized light microscopy critical for identification. Morphology, aging characteristics, refractive index, and corroborating burn and solubility tests will be discussed as they apply to the identification of all fibers, especially those specific techniques suitable for man-made fibers. Participants will learn sample preparation for microscopy, and discuss advanced as well as low-tech methods for identification.

Days: Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12th and 13th, 2013

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Meet:  Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation, University of San Francisco

Cost: $350, includes box lunch, and materials


Working using Fosshape to make distinctive faces and appendages for mannequins

One day workshop

Instructor:  Shelly Uhlir, Staff Mountmaker - National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C.

This workshop will teach a variety of approaches to creating faces, appendages and body forms using Fosshape 300 and 600. Students will have the opportunity to use the 300 weight material to mold hands/ faces/ feet and the 600 weight to mold body shapes.  Students will be encouraged to bring their own specific Fosshape-related mannequin challenges to discuss. Finishing methods (painting, fleece covering) as well as techniques of concealing brass armatures in the hand area will be discussed.

To view mannequins made from Fosshape: http://nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/circleofdance/

Days: Tuesday, November 12th OR Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Meet: Staff entrance, Asian Art Museum

Cost: $200, includes box lunch and materials


The Art of Shibori

One day workshop

Instructor: Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Textile Artist - San Francisco

In this workshop, students will learn the history and methods of resist dye techniques, including traditional and contemporary techniques of arashi, stitch resist, and clamping with carved blocks. 

Ana Lisa Hedstrom, a textile artist since the 1960s, works innovatively to manipulate color and scale – combining traditional techniques like arashi shibori with hi-tech equipment like digital scanners.  In 2003 Ana Lisa was made a Fellow of the American Craft Council and has been the recipient of Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as other awards. She has been the subject of numerous international solo and group exhibitions. Her work is included in many public collections, including Museum of Arts and Design and Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, Oakland Museum, California, and Takeda Kahei Shoten, Arimatsu and Aiichi Shibori Archive, Nagoya, Japan.

Day: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Time: 10am – 4pm

Meet: The Sewing Workshop, 2010 Balboa St.

Cost: $175, includes box lunch and materials

 

 

 

 


Historic Ribbonwork

One day workshop

Instructor: Candace Kling, Textile Artist - San Francisco

In this hands-on workshop, students will create a myriad of ribbon and fabric samples: pleated, folded, pressed, gathered and stitched (by hand and machine). Although the origin of some of these ribbonwork trims and edgings dates back to the 18th Century, their application is amply evident in today’s exuberant fashion pages. Candace brings to class her many boards of ribbonwork examples. Come and refresh your memory or learn it all for the very first time.

Candace Kling’s years of enthusiastic research in ribbon and fabric embellishment have led her to explore museum costume and textile collections across the country, teaching as she goes. Her richly detailed textile sculptures have been exhibited nationally and internationally over the last three decades and are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts and Design and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Her book, The Artful Ribbon, is still a favorite among ribbon fans. Learn more about her on two current blog posts as well as by visiting her website www.candacekling.com

Day: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Time: 10am – 4pm

Meet: The Sewing Workshop, 2010 Balboa St.

Cost: $175, includes box lunch and materials

 

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