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Fiber Arts Department

Lisa Binkley

Lisa Binkley

Lisa Binkley

Lisa Binkley

Instructor: Lisa Binkley
BOTANICAL DYEING, PRINTING, AND QUILTING
October 9–13, 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
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All levels

 

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CLASS DESCRIPTION
Dyeing with plant pigments has been practiced for as long as humans have made cloth and wished to beautify it. Printing with plants has been practiced for generations through such traditions as Easter egg adornment and in the past few decades as a way to adorn fabrics.

During this five-day workshop students learn about the history of dyeing and printing with plants; how to prepare fabric for dyeing and printing; ways to secure and alter dye color on cloth; and many ways to get patterns and images on fabric with plants.

During the first three days we will use a variety of local plant material as well as other botanical dyes to create color and patterns on our fabrics. We will focus on dyeing solid and mottled colors with botanical pigments; printing plant material onto fabrics; printing and dyeing together; and using some shibori techniques in conjunction with botanical printing and dyeing.

During the fourth and fifth days each student will learn and practice hand piecing, contemporary appliqué, and hand-stitching/quilting techniques well suited to these fabrics and then use her/his recently dyed fabrics to begin an art quilt, art fabric panel, or garment.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
LISA BINKLEY holds a B.S. in Textiles & Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Formerly a public policy analyst, she has maintained an active fiber art studio since 2000 and has been teaching since 2007. Her award-winning artwork has been selected for national and international exhibitions including those of the American Quilters' Society, the International Quilt Association, CraftForms, Crafts National, QSDS, Beadwork Magazine, Wisconsin Artists Biennia, and many others. Lisa and her artwork have been featured on local and national television, in internationally-distributed books and magazines, and in many local publications. Her art is represented in public, private, and corporate collections. Lisa enjoys sharing her passion for fiber art through her artwork, classes, and lectures, and she teaches throughout the United States. She and her husband, illustrator Ed Binkley, have two young-adult children. Lisa and Ed live in the woods of Madison, Wisconsin, with their big fluffy dog.


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TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $517
Non-members: $575 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.


Instructor materials fee: $25

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