It's All About The Surface - Fabric Manipulation and Surface Embellishment
with Christine Zoller
Fabric manipulations by Sidney Nettles Coates (left), Christine Zoller (center), and Lara Parks (right).
Description: Experiment with fabric manipulation and surface embellishment techniques! Manipulate by twisting, gathering, pleating, layering, cutting, and weaving your fabric. Embellish with stitching, fusing, layering, and beading. Then, combine fabric manipulation and embroidery to create successful compositions with rich surfaces that beg to be touched. You'll learn through demonstrations, slides, discussion, and sampling, and you'll complete with a binder of technique studies for future reference and at least one completed work. Best of all, you'll leave understanding how you can manipulate fabric to achieve the tactile and visual effects you want.
Christine Zoller received her MFA from the University of GA and has been an Associate Professor and the Coordinator for the Textiles Program at East Carolina University for over 22 years. She'll retire this year as Faculty Emeritus, and will have more time to pursue her art -especially the creation of surface design pieces utilizing hand- and digitally-printed fabric with embroidered and beaded surface embellishments. Christine also has a business creating and selling silk accessories and beaded jewelry. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has taught workshops across the country, including at Arrowmont and Penland.
# of Participants: 7-15
Experience Level: Basic hand- and machine-sewing skills.
Additional Supply Fee: None, but Christine will have many supplies available for purchase including interfacing and fusible webbing.
Student Scholarships: There is one student scholarship available for this workshop. Scholarship applications are due two weeks in advance of the workshop. Only deserving requests will be awarded; application does not ensure acceptance. Please note, there is a 9-hr volunteer commitment in exchange for the scholarship (3 hrs. per day of the workshop).
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