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Workshops, Seminars and Retreats

Complete listing of fiber related events which are shorter and more informal than conferences. These events are often limited to a single topic, ranging from a gathering of fiber friends to a more formal class with a leader from outside the area.

South Florida Fall Weaving Workshop With Deborah Jarchow
November 17, 2017   through   November 19, 2017

       South Florida Fall Weaving Workshop With Deborah Jarchow   website

The Raging Wool Yarn Shop is excited to host a 3-day weaving workshop weekend, with 3 classes to choose from. Nationally known weaving artist, Deborah Jarchowm will be onsite to teach each class, and each day we will include food, beverages, a discount on her classes, weaving materials, and of course a ton of fun.

Tsujigahjana: A Marriage of Shibori And Hand Painting
December 4, 2017   through   December 6, 2017

       Tsujigahjana: A Marriage of Shibori And Hand Painting   website

Description: Tsujigahana is one of the most fluid and expressive forms of Japanese paste-resist dyeing: It is a free-style method where resist is squeezed from a paper tube to block out areas of color, evoking mood and feeling through the movement of line, while color is applied around and over the resist to bring life and flowing contrast to the design. Learn the basics of this inspiring marriage of shibori and hand-painting while working with natural dyes on silk, cotton, and bast fabrics. Start with the traditional patterns John has prepared and then, as time allows, develop your own designs. You'll love the results - the soft and moody blends of colors you create with a range of stitch-resist techniques plus the crisp lines and delicate shadings you create with hand-painted pigments! John Marshall has spent the past 45 years immersed in his love of Japanese textiles. He began his career in Japan, studying with renowned instructors, before returning to the States where he teaches, publishes and exhibits widely. Experience Level: All Cost: $350 for individual SEFAA members; $420 for non-members

Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat - Feb 9-11, 2018
February 9, 2018   through   February 11, 2018

       Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat - Feb 9-11, 2018   website

Whether you are a knitter, spinner or weaver, come learn new techniques, catch up on projects and share ideas with other fiber arts enthusiasts! 2 and 3 day options available. Features evening lecture on "Historic Textiles" by Joan Sheridan. Optional classes include: Continental Knitting, Sewing Techniques for Knitted Garments, and Inkle Loom Weaving.

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