Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A good day to Dye....among other things...





Our first day of classes at the Fibre Arts Design Studio in Ojai went well. The founder, Wo Schiffman, gave us great information on fibers and presented a felting demonstration using recycled sweaters. She also gave a demonstration on braiding fabrics to make rugs or hot pads using recycled materials and how to sew them together. Hilda, the classroom assistant gave us a fashion show of her cool outfits made from some new and some recycled clothing...re-using tee shirts and turning them into skirts....sweatshirts into jackets...lots of fun things...and while watching the fashion show I got the ladies started rug hooking on their hot pads. We ran out of time so everyone took their projects home to work on them. Next week the recycle fiber class will be on paper and cardboard ...great samples of bowls, boxes, and trivets and furniture!Then we go back to fiber and I will teach again...
Photos of the Studio, Wo Schiffman, fiber artist,weaver and organizer extrodinaire, large workroom and smaller "dry" workroom.
If interested in taking or teaching classes call: 805 640-8228 Address: 960 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023

After our Recycled Fiber class we had an hour to prepare for the "Dye Happy" class from 3 to 5pm. A new group of students showed up and we got to work dyeing...Japanese style!

1 comment:

Debbie L said...

What a FUN day!