The fiber577 committee is happy to announce that workshops are being scheduled for June 9-11, 2017 at The 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio. We hope that you will join us for this great educational opportunity. Offering a weekend dedicated to fiber-related workshops allows us to further enhance our mission, which is to introduce our local community to fiber artists who display exceptional creativity in the field of fiber and fiber-influenced mixed media.

The weekend’s events will kick off with a Friday evening lecture by Cleveland artist, Christine Mauersberger who will discuss her personal sources of inspiration to make art. For her, the deceptively simple stitch has become a mechanism for constructive exploration. Christine will share actual work examples and images in her presentation.

  • We are offering TWO student scholarships for any workshop – click here for more details
  • Lunch is included and will take place from 12-1pm.
  • A walk-through of the other workshops is scheduled at the end of the day
  • Payment is due two weeks after registration – no refunds after May 10.
  • If a class is full, DO add yourself to the waiting list.

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Lecture: A Stitch in Time – Christine Mauersberger

Join us for an evening lecture with Cleveland artist, Christine Mauersberger as she discusses her personal sources of inspiration to make art. For her, the deceptively simple stitch has become a mechanism for constructive exploration. Christine uses stitching the way some would use marks on paper – to create textures,…

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Art to Wear: Luxurious, Laminated Felt – Dena Gershon

Create a unique work of wearable art using one of the earliest known textile techniques – felting. Laminated felt (also known as Nuno felt) is a contemporary variation of wet-felting in which fine wool’s natural tendency to felt is explored to the fullest. Using luxury fibers such as hand dyed…

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Dyeing for Blue: Indigo with Shibori Techniques – Jennifer Gould

The seemingly mysterious dye, INDIGO, used throughout the world but famous for its special development in Japan, dyes BLUE – from light to darkest of navy. When combined with the Japanese technique of SHIBORI (stitch & bound resists), the two create delightful patterning on natural fabrics (cotton, linen, rayon, silk,…

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Eco Printing: Contact Printing with Plants – Kathy Hays

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto protein fiber fabrics. Be inspired by the beautiful grounds of The 577 Foundation & create plant prints on fabric & paper. During the 2 day workshop we will take a Nature walk to explore, identify & collect different plants suitable for contact printing.…

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Introduction to Silk Painting – Erin Miller

In this class, we will cover all the basics of silk painting, from supplies & preparation to paint application & finishing. By first practicing on hankies, students will learn how to control the uniquely fluid paint using various tools & resists. After students become comfortable with the medium they will…

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Kumihimo Japanese Braiding – Jeanne Norman Sarna

Kumihimo Braiding has been practiced for over 5 thousand years by many cultures. The Japanese have developed over two thousand different braid structures, each of them have thousands of variations. This workshop will focus on the eight-element, round Kongo Gumi braid. Learn the basics of working in the Japanese style,…

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Spontaneous Hand-Stitching – Christine Mauersberger

There is something enchanting about hand-stitching. We are drawn to stitch & can almost feel the vitality of the person who created the sewn marks. The purpose of this workshop is to guide you through lively exercises for making your own work in a spontaneous & fresh manner. This two…

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