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Textiles A Summer Session 2

Textiles Summer Session 2
June 5–June 17
Emily Parkinson and Sarah Parkinson
More Is More with Mordants

Join us for a full-speed, full-fun session of pattern play, mordant printing, and natural dyes! Students will learn to combine precise and repeatable screen printing techniques with the rich and storied hues of classic dyes. Daily pattern prompts will get our ideas flowing and inspire original, multi-layered designs made with brushes, pens, cut paper, found imagery, digital manipulation, and more. We’ll expose our patterns onto screens and print them with a range of thickened mordants. Then we’ll prepare dyes, including cutch, madder, cochineal, weld, and indigo, and experience some true dyer’s magic as our printed textiles take on varied shades in a single pot. Bring your exuberant curiosity and leave with a foundation of printing and dyeing skills, a library of samples, and a handful of finished pieces. All levels. Upper textiles studio.

Emily: co-founder of Homebody Textiles, co-founder of Wildflower Delivery Co.; teaching: Snow Farm (MA), Penland; exhibitions: Growing Color Symposium (NC), Red Brick Arts Center Portraiture Exhibition (CO), CraftWeek Atlanta/Southeast (online), Penland Gallery; publications: UPPERCASE Magazine, Nature’s Colorways (Longthread Media).

Sarah: director of marketing at Pilchuck Glass School (WA), co-founder of Homebody Textiles; teaching: Snow Farm (MA), Penland; exhibitions: Growing Color Symposium (NC), Dartmouth Graphic Arts Workshop (NH), CraftWeek Atlanta/Southeast (online), Penland Gallery; publications: UPPERCASE Magazine, Nature’s Colorways (Longthread Media).

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Emily Parkinson and Sarah Parkinson, Spring Bandana, Cantaloupe, organic cotton, madder, buckthorn, and cochineal dyes, 24 x 24 inches
Emily Parkinson and Sarah Parkinson, Spring Bandana, Cantaloupe, organic cotton, madder, buckthorn, and cochineal dyes, 24 x 24 inches