An Array of Textile-Related Services Are Available from
SAQA Oregon Members
Individual or group quilting instruction, quilts for sale.
Mary Arnold teaches a variety of quilt classes, both technique and patterns. Individual instruction is also available at her home or the student's home. Fee varies depending on what the student requires. Check her website for classes available and current class schedule.
Hand-dyed cottons for quilters, hand-dyed vintage linens, handbound books, quilts for sale, dyeing instruction.
Bonnie Bucknam creates hand-dyed cottons for quilters. She offers six hand-dyed fabrics every other month through her Handwerk Fabric Club. She also hand-dyes vintage linens. She periodically teaches a basic dye class. She sells quilts and hand-bound books. Check Bonnie's website and blog, or email for more information.
Creative Solutions for Your Clothing and Fiber Art Needs
Many Fiber Artists do not enjoy the kind of sewing that keeps well fitted clothing on our backs. Betty Colburn, (DBA bettystitch) specializes in creative fit and restyle solutions for womens clothing. Her services range from hemming pants to altering wedding dresses. By appointment in the Hollywood District, NE Portland. Call her at 503-327-9034.
Thermofax screen services, surface design instruction.
Wendy Huhn offers custom Thermofax screen services. She can produce screens ranging from 1/4 letter to legal size. The screens are reusable 100’s of times and work with thickened dye, textile paints, and discharge. Wendy can also make custom photo emulsion silk screens in larger sizes. Wendy teaches surface design workshops and a one-day class in making thermofax screens and how to use them. Contact Wendy for pricing and more information.
Hand dyeing and quilt design instruction.
Ann Johnston will hold a series of fabric dyeing and quilt design workshops in her Lake Oswego studio in 2012. To ensure maximum individualized attention, class size will be limited to four participants. Registration opens January 10, 2012. Registration closes for all workshops February 10, 2012.
For more information: www.annjohnston.net or email@example.com
1. Begin with Color by Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing
3 days, May 12-14, 2012
A fast-paced run-through of the possibilities with new variations offered by the low-water immersion dyeing approaches introduced by Ann in her book Color by Accident
2. Add Dye Painting and Printing to Your Options
4 days, May 17-20, 2012
An introduction to all the basic surface design techniques with thick and thin dye, using brushes & rollers, stamps & blocks, stencils & screens.
3. Silk Only—Understanding the Alternatives
5 days, May 23-27, 2012
An exploration of dyeing a wide variety of silks using methods such as painting, printing and immersion with soda ash, citric aid and vinegar, including the selective removal of sericin. Some experience with Procion MX dyes required.
4. Focused Dyeing
5 days, July 20-24, 2012
Is there a particular texture or pattern or theme or color that you want to use for a quilt or series of quilts? Consider it a puzzle to solve in this workshop. Some experience with Procion MX dyes required.
5. Untangle Your Design Decisions
5 days, November 1-5, 2012
A personalized exploration of the elements of design—line, shape, color, value, pattern, texture—to answer that constant question: “Now what do I do?”
6. Using Your Own Hand-dyed Fabric
5 days, November 8-12, 2012
Bring a pile of your own hand-dyed fabrics to build on the ideas that prompted dyeing it or on ideas that are suggested to you by the fabric.