Thursday, April 23, 2009

If you are near Baltimore....

Thought I would pass this info on....


>BALTIMORE, MD - Join fellow textile enthusiasts for a FREE day of
>workshops and demonstrations by experts at the BMA during Textile Day
>on Sunday, May 17. Participate in workshops exploring lace, embroidery,
>batik, beading, rug hooking, and many other aspects of the fiber arts.
>Exhibitors include the Baltimore Embroiderer's Guild, the Chesapeake
>Region Lace Guild, and the Baltimore Appliqué Society.
>Registration is not required, but please arrive early as space is
>limited. For a complete list of exhibitors and more information about
>the activities listed below call 443-573-1832 or visit
>Textile Day is supported by the BMA's Jean and Allan Berman Textile Fund.
>11 am - 5 pm
>Baltimore Album Quilts Revisited: A Matter of Style - View an intimate
>display of rarely shown 19th-century Baltimore album quilts and quilt
>squares. These extraordinary examples of textile art are on view at the
>BMA through August 23, 2009.
>11:30 am - 12:30 pm
>Screen and Block Printing with Sarah Templin - Learn the basics of
>screen printing and block printing on fabric, including developing the
>design, making the print negative, and printing on fabric.
>1 - 2:30 pm
>Antique Textiles with Caroline Hottenstein - Artist and collector
>Caroline Hottenstein shares her collection of antique hand-sewing tools
>and links them to different types of needlework. See fine examples of
>antique lace, embroidery, linens, beadwork, and clothing, and hear
>about the historical importance of needlework in women's lives.
>1:30 - 3:30 pm
>Indigo Dying with Louise Wheatley - Explore the dramatic and complex
>chemical process of indigo dying during this workshop. Learn about the
>plants that produce indigo and how to prepare an indigo dye pot, then
>see how color blooms on a piece of cloth that has been dipped into the
>3 - 4:30 pm
>Batik Printing with Kathy Strauss - Join artist Kathy Strauss for a
>demonstration and talk about the history and art of batik printing, one
>of the oldest forms of fabric dying.
>3:30 - 5:30 pm
>Woodblock Printing with Jules Burrowes - Join artist Jules Burrowes as
>she demonstrates the process of creating relief wood blocks, then using
>them to print on fabric.
>Anne Mannix,
>Tarun Bhatnagar,
>Sarah Pedroni,

Thank you,
Wefty Woman
One Warped Bitch

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