Intro to Tapestry Workshop @ Drop Forge & Tool
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Tapestry Workshop @ Drop Forge & Tool

Learn how to 'paint with fiber,' and develop the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art. 

Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, along with your very own in-progress tapestry!

NOTE: This is a special extended version of the original workshop, so there will be more time to weave, get personal feedback, and steal all of my tapestry secrets...

Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater.

Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided.

Location: Drop Forge & Tool, 442 Warren Street, Hudson, NY

Date: Sunday, March, 19 1-5 pm

$115

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Intro to Tapestry Workshop @ Drop Forge & Tool
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Tapestry Workshop @ Drop Forge & Tool

Learn how to 'paint with fiber,' and develop the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art. 

Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, along with your very own in-progress tapestry! 

Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater.

Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided.

$95

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Keeping Busy: Five Artists Respond to Henrietta Lambie's Mourning Quilt
Feb
12
to Mar 6

Keeping Busy: Five Artists Respond to Henrietta Lambie's Mourning Quilt

Artwork by Angela Zammarelli, Anna Slezak, Annie Sollinger, Kat Howard and Lucy Trainor; curated by Esther S White

Henrietta Lambie, a Northampton resident, started a crazy quilt in 1884, at the height of the American crazy quilt “craze.” Her quilt was made as a memorial to the two young children she lost in 1884, the first before she started the quilt and the second soon after.

Keeping Busy includes the original artwork of five contemporary artists with varied approaches to textile art and a shared interest in history and women’s stories. Each artist has created new work in response to Lambie’s mourning quilt, which will also be on display in the gallery. An exhibition catalog, including statements from the curator and artists, will be available at the opening.

February 12 - March 6, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, February 12, 5-8pm (Arts Night Out)

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Bookbinding Now: Podcast Interview with Susan Mills
Feb
3
to Feb 17

Bookbinding Now: Podcast Interview with Susan Mills

I was recently interviewed by Susan Mills, host of Bookbinding Now, a New York-based art podcast about how I came to be practicing the arts of bookbinding, letterpress printing and tapestry weaving. I spoke about building my practice as an artist, and how I stay connected to the fiber art and book art communities, while living in the Catskill region of the Hudson Valley. 

The interview will be posted Wednesday, February 3rd at Bookbinding Now

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Hudson Valley Hullabaloo
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo

  • The Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will have a booth representing Book Meat Studio at this year's Hudson Valley Hullabaloo. It brings together a carefully curated group of designers and craftspeople and the shoppers who appreciate their unique, well-crafted work—all in a fun atmosphere where arty meets party!

Hullabaloo is the Kingston area’s first design-focused, hip-and-happening, family-friendly event whose mission is to introduce local artists, craftspeople, and designers to a community experiencing a renaissance as a center for the arts

WHEN:

Saturday, November, 21st   10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 22nd     11 am - 5 pm

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Catskills Conf
Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Catskills Conf

I will be leading a bookbinding workshop for attendees at the first annual Catskills Conf, hosted at the beautiful Ashokan Center in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York. I'll teach an exposed sewing soft cover leather binding, using a locally sourced Catskill Mountain deerskin.  Buy your ticket here and join a fantastic meeting of technologists and creators.

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