Hands on with textiles

Time to stretch your boundaries! Like working with fabrics and textiles? Looking for new mixed media techniques? Join Surfaces (Textiles group), a member group of the Oliver arts council.

Surfaces Textiles is an OPEN group for anyone who is interested in exploring techniques involving art – using textiles. In the past we have explored ways to develop complex cloth using layers of unique designs. We have done ice dying, chemical dying, resist dying, discharge printing. We have made our own block prints and printed on fabric and paper using our own blocks and commercial blocks. We have made our own silk screens and printed with them. We have explored resist dying using wax, rice flour and stitch. We also have explored felting and using wool in our compositions. We have explored techniques for composition in abstract as well as landscape designs.

The first workshop was Thursday September 26 but there are four more Thursdays awaiting you this fall! October 17, November 7, November 28 and December 19. Meet at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre (Studio Building), 5840 Airport Street, Oliver from 1-4 pm. There are no boundaries in what we can choose to work on. The only thing that is required is that you are open to experimenting new techniques and are open to sharing.

The cost is $5.00 per session or $25.00 for the fall season which includes 5 sessions.

Please bring your ideas and thoughts about what you would like to learn more about this season. Also please bring works in progress or completed to share and for feedback.