Modern Hand Quilting is the final workshop in Aneesa’s Residency series. We’ll cover a brief history and evolution of quilting, with a focus on Wartime quilts, Modern quilting, and Art Quilts, with a brief insight into Appalachian/Rocky Mountain quilts and the Gee’s Bend phenomenon. Participants will then create a “micro-quilt” (approximately the size of one’s hand). Previous sewing experience is a plus, but not needed. More details via the button below.
Knitting as Protest is the second of three workshops Aneesa Shami will be conducting during her studio residency at the Helms Design Center. This hands-on workshop will include historical background on knitting as craftivism (e.g., the recent Pussyhat project), and guide participants through techniques to create a classic garter-stitch scarf. No previous knitting experience is necessary. More details through the View Event button!
Methodical Weaving is the first of three workshops Aneesa Shami will be conducting during her studio residency at the Helms Design Center. Aneesa will review the history and progress of weaving and textiles, then transition into a hands-on exploration of techniques. View event for more details!
Katherine Tucker of Desert Churros Roving Ranch has invited Textile Arts LA members to visit her working ranch on April 7! Noon to 2 pm ish or later. We will be served lunch, then spend time discussing the natural dyeing process and exploring her finished yarns.
Private walkthrough for members Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. If you are able, plan to stay after for a no-host lunch!
Loyola Marymount University-Laband Gallery
Walk through with Artists: Thursday March 15, 5-6pm.
Location: Dunning Courtyard outside Laband Art Gallery
All ages and skill levels are welcome to join Yarn Bombing Los Angeles for an informal public yarnbombing session. YBLA will have tools and materials on hand for you to add your creation to enhance Dunning Courtyard.
Focus on the Masters Artist Spotlight Series features Carol Shaw-Sutton!
Architect and artist Jeff Morrical practices the Miura technique of paper folding to create fantastical structural and animalistic shapes. Join us at Jeff's workshop-home-quasi treehouse for a brief studio tour followed by a hands-on workshop to make your own tabletop or outdoor sculpture.
This day-long program examines how contemporary artists, designers, and craftspeople in Mexico and California transform these legacies to new ends.
Ruth Katzenstein Souza is the creative force behind Mending as Metaphor. Join us as she opens her studio for an exclusive behind-the-scenes talk and exploration of the space that inspires her.
SAVE THE DATE for our first 2018 Board Meeting. Please plan to attend - our organization relies on all of us to build a meaningful community. We have a lot to share about our progress to date and plans for 2018 - and we welcome ideas, feedback, and support from the Board!
Holiday greetings! Happy Holidays to all the textile enthusiasts, professionals, artists, craftspeople, and advisors who have shared 2017 with us! We'll seem quiet over the last few weeks of the year as we plot behind the scenes, scheduling events and munching on cookies. Looking forward to meeting you, working with you, and creating with you in 2018! Be safe, be delighted!
Learn techniques for block printing on natural fabrics, then transform your work into functional and unique goods - for yourself, or gifts for the holidays! We'll work on pattern, repeat, and color, and explore embellishments and upcyclng.
Frau Fiber hosts a weeklong alterations pop-up in response to the inequities, waste, and absurdity of fast fashion and overconsumption.