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July 2019

Block printing on fabric

July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$55

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In this class, students will create richly coloured prints on fabric using linoleum, woodblocks, rollers, and letterpress blocks. We will cover some of the challenges of printing on fabric versus paper, and use pre-cut blocks and other print matrices to experiment with printing on fabrics both by hand and in a printing press. You will go home with at least one beautifully printed .5 metre piece of fabric to enjoy as is or to use in future projects.

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September 2019

Fabric block printing (beginner)

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$55

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In this class, students will create richly coloured prints on fabric using linoleum, woodblocks, rollers, and letterpress blocks. We will cover some of the challenges of printing on fabric versus paper, and use pre-cut blocks and other print matrices to experiment with printing on fabrics both by hand and in a printing press. You will go home with at least one beautifully printed .5 metre piece of fabric to enjoy as is or to use in future projects.

All materials are included. Students will be able to choose from a selection of fabrics that we have on hand in the studio (some plain colours, and some from printed yardage).

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October 2019

Block printing on fabric (advanced: 2 week class)

October 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - October 25, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$80

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In this class, students will design and carve their own lino block and learn how to print it on fabric in a repeating tile pattern. Week one will focus on design and block carving, and in week two you will print your fabric. You will go home with a beautifully printed piece of fabric to enjoy as is or to use in future projects.

This class runs for two weeks on Friday afternoons, October 18 and 25, from 1 to 3:30pm.

All materials are included. Students will have the choice of printing a one metre piece of 60" wide unbleached muslin fabric or one of a selection of other fabrics we have on hand in the studio.

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November 2019

Screen & stitch (2 week class)

November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - November 12, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$80

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This class will teach you how to print and embellish your own custom fabric. In Week 1 you will learn how to pull silkscreen prints and create your own unique piece of richly layered printed fabric using hand cut stencils and screens prepared in advance with a collection of design elements you can layer in different ways. In Week 2 you will add depth and detail to your piece with some simple embroidery stitches.

All materials are provided and you will leave class with a beautiful piece of embellished fabric (you may not finish your stitching during class but we will get you well on your way!). No printmaking or embroidery experience is necessary, although a basic knowledge of hand sewing will help you get started.

This class runs for two weeks on Tuesday evenings, November 5 & 12, from 7-9:30pm.

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Block print on fabric (advanced: 2 week class)

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - November 20, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$80

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In this class, students will design and carve their own lino block and learn how to print it on fabric in a repeating tile pattern. Week one will focus on design and block carving, and in week two you will print your fabric. You will go home with a beautifully printed piece of fabric to enjoy as is or to use in future projects.

This class runs for two weeks on Wednesday evenings, November 13 and 20, from 7 to 9:30pm.

All materials are included. Students will have the choice of printing a one metre piece of 60" wide unbleached muslin fabric or one of a selection of other fabrics we have on hand in the studio.

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September 2023

Mending

September 20, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Artspeak Gallery (ACWR), 1942 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map

$30 + $5 materials fee Join us and learn some basic sewing skills so that you can easily and confidently mend small tears and holes in your fave clothes- no need to get rid of them! You will be introduced to invisible and decorative mending methods and we’ll even teach you how to sew on a button. Bring along a piece of your own clothes or we will provide cloth for you to practice on. All materials provided. Class space…

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Introduction to hand quilting

September 21, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Artspeak Gallery (ACWR), 1942 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map

$30 + $10 materials fee We will explore the fundamentals of quilt making and discuss what makes a quilt a quilt. You will learn basic hand piecing, hand quilting, and hand binding and leave with the knowledge to complete your very own tiny quilt. A selection of fabrics as well as batting, needles, and thread will be provided for class work. No previous quilting experience is necessary although a basic knowledge of hand sewing will help you get started. Class…

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Cordage

September 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artspeak Gallery (ACWR), 1942 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map

$20 Using locally foraged plant material such as bindweed, rhubarb, corn husk, and tiger lily, we will show you how to prepare and twist plant fibres into rope and string. * This in a one-hour workshop. Class space is limited. Registration is required for each workshop. Ready to join the class? Please click this link to go to asil.ca and register: TAKE ME TO ASIL.CA!

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Mordant painting and plant based dye dips

September 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artspeak Gallery (ACWR), 1942 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map

$40 + $15 materials fee This *three hour workshop will provide an opportunity to explore: we will have several dye vats set up, including marigold, walnut, avocado, and onion skin. Two 22"x22" cotton bandannas will be provided for dyeing, and you can buy additional bandannas for $5 from us or bring a t-shirt (or equivalent) from home to dye. You will experiment with painting and drawing with mordants and dye modifiers to create richly varied shades from a single dye.…

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February 2024

Introduction to knitting

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
asil gallery & studio, 518 Chilver Road, Windsor, ON N8Y 2J9 Canada+ Google Map

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 1 pm until 4 pm $75 (includes all materials and knitting needles) In this three hour class, you will learn to cast-on stitches, how to work a basic garter stitch, how to increase and decrease stitches, and how to cast off and finish. You will leave with a sturdy cotton dishcloth, a set of knitting needles and enough cotton to make a second cloth. This class takes place at asil gallery & studio, 518 Chilver Road,…

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