Monday Tuesday

CLASSES
The Silk Experience
AFTERNOON CLASSES
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2:00-5:00 P.M.
This talented group of silk teachers returns for their seventh year of the Silk Experience at the
International Quilt Festival/Houston. New topics offered by 12 versatile instructors including silk
screen techniques, layering of fibers, dyeing, silk ribbon embroidery, punchneedle, knitting with
silk, silk fabric design, and silk shibori, hand and machine sewing, and many more distinctive silk
techniques and projects. Coordinated by Maggie Backman.
Monday
Tuesday
NOVEMBER 1
NOVEMBER 2
ALL DAY CLASS
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9:00 A.M.-NOON, 2:00-5:00 P.M.
MORNING CLASS
•
9:00 A.M.-NOON
THE SILK
EXPERIENCE
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106. SHIBORI TECHNIQUES—
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!
236. HOLIDAY TABLE RUNNER OR BANNER
*$109
Glennis Dolce
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Understanding that traditional Shibori techniques were developed over hundreds of years in
Japan, learn to replicate and invent new methods
and ideas for the Shibori. Focus on silk fabrics
and explore combining the basic concepts of
itjime (fold and clamp), arashi (pole wrapping),
and a myriad of stitched Shibori techniques.
Delve into the shaped and sculptured aspects of
Shibori processes. BA.
Ginny Eckley
Start with gorgeous silk, dye it, then silk-screen
patterns to create fabulous imagery. Choose a
screen design from deer, acorn and leaves, holly,
and more. Top it off with a bit of shimmer,
using metallic paint. Sewing to be done at home.
Complete instructions provided.
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*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$49 = $84
AFTERNOON CLASS
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2:00-5:00 P.M.
*CLASS PRICE-$65 + MATERIALS FEE-$44 = $109
258. THE SILK COCOON—UNWRAPPED
EVENING CLASS
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6:00-9:00 P.M.
149. ORIENTAL SILK POUCHES
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*$53
Maggie Backman
Discover the miraculous life span of the silkworm that mysteriously creates a living “green”
fiber factory. Enjoy the ancient Japanese
processes that transform this small white cocoon
into “mawata,” a Japanese term for this type of
silk wadding. Watch demonstrations and have
hands-on experiences processing the fluffy, soft
mawata into threads, yarns, and sheer gauzy
sheets. Understand the different qualities of silk
fibers produced within the cocoon and marvel
at the incredible versatility of the cocoon and its
contents. A real first for The Silk Experience.
Also offered as 474 on Thursday afternoon. Do not enroll
for both.
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*$77
Judith Baker Montano
East meets West with these elegant jewelry and
gift pouches. Create these beautiful items
with silk ribbon embroidery and traditional
Victorian embroidery. Worked on jewel-tone
fabrics, the pouches look rich and artistic. The
little doll pouch is a conversation piece as well.
Silk Ribbon Embroidery, p. 80;
www.judithbakermontano.com
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$42 = $77
*$84
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$18 = $53
Wednesday
NOVEMBER 3
MORNING CLASS
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9:00 A.M.-NOON
342. PUNCHNEEDLE TECHNIQUES WITH SILK
*$51
Masako Wakayama
Make a charming small purse or pouch accented
with a soft, delicate design. Give a new twist to
traditional Russian Punchneedle embroidery by
introducing silk thread/yarn as the embellishing
threads for a velvety dimension.
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*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$16 = $51
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367. THE JOY OF SILK…APPLIQUÉ!
*$55
J. B. Scharf
Do you enjoy the look and feel of silk? Learn to
stabilize silk and techniques for foundation,
needleturn, fused, and machine appliqué onto a
12in silk jacquard block. Demonstrations and
some hands-on machine (only a few machines
in Silk Experience classroom) and hand appliqué will use various silks, silk threads, and
wonderful silk batting. This, in turn, can transform the silk square into a beautiful pillow cover,
purse, or wallhanging.
E,H
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$20 = $55
368. SIMPLY SEWING WITH SILK
*$64
Katrina Walker
Silk is simply a dream to sew with once you know
its secrets. Learn how to make a happy marriage
between fabric and pattern. Experience handson processes that tame shifty chiffons, choose the
most effective seam and edge finishes, and more!
This entertaining and educational class will inspire and invigorate your passion for sewing with
silk. Build a reference notebook of the fabrics
and techniques learned in class. Also offered as 806
on Sunday morning. Do not enroll for both.
E,SM
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MAT FEE-$25 + EQUIP FEE-$4 = $64
Thursday
NOVEMBER 4
ALL DAY CLASS
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9:00 A.M.-NOON, 2:00-5:00 P.M.
414. IMPRESSIONIST OF JAPAN—
SILK NATURESCAPES
*$107
Noriko Endo
Explore the Naturescapes process Endo utilizes
in her award-winning quilts. Silk strips, silk
fibers, silk ribbons, and silk threads, in turn are
attached to a muslin base by machine stitching
and are held in place by a layer of tulle. This layering of fiber and stitching form Impressionistlike images which offer special creativity. “Color
blending” can be achieved with the help of instant-set silk dyes. A final layer of tulle completes
the unique dimensional nature project. Quilt
National 2007, LB, p. 90; Masters: Art Quilts,
LB, pp. 50-59.
E,SM
*CLASS PRICE-$65 + MAT FEE-$34 + EQUIP FEE-$8 = $107
CLASSES
MORNING CLASS
•
9:00 A.M.-NOON
AFTERNOON CLASS
•
2:00-5:00 P.M.
AFTERNOON CLASS
•
2:00-5:00 P.M.
445. WEARABLE ART—DYE IT, SEW IT, WEAR IT! *$60
567. DESIGN—BY THE YARD
Marlene Glickman
Utilize large roll-hemmed white silk scarves to
create your own hand-dyed fabric. Color the
scarf using self-setting dyes. Experiment with
mixing and blending the dye colors as well as
achieving complex effects with simple scrunch
(Shibori) dye techniques. Then Sara Hochhauser
will help you transform your hand-dyed scarves
into a one-of-a-kind garment—a ruana, shawl
with silk bead closure, sarong, or poncho. Walk
away from class with wearable art your friends
will envy.
June Colburn
Explore the fascinating art of fabric design and
take home a yard of dyed, patterned silk for your
next art quilt or garment project! Mix your own
colors; develop a plan based on guidelines for
geometric, repeat, and border design; use multiple techniques—immersion, shibori, brush,
silk screen—to layer colors and patterns. The element of surprise adds fun to creativity! Colburn’s
trunk show is full of ideas. Bring your camera!
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605. EMBELLISHED SILK TIE
*$53
Maggie Backman
Also offered as 258 on Tuesday afternoon. See that for
description. Do not enroll for both.
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*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$18 = $53
Friday
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$12 = $47
Sunday
MORNING CLASSES
•
9:00 A.M.-NOON
*$77
Create a silk embroidered tie with a few basic
stitches. This tie becomes a one-of-a-kind art
piece and will bring hours of pleasure to the
wearer, be it man or woman. Montano will
have extra ties for more choices. The kits have
generous thread and ribbon choices.
www.judithbakermontano.com
Saturday
*$65
Brecia Kralovic-Logan
Create your own fabric by knitting materials together in this experimental workshop. Explore
simple dyeing methods for creating color on different types of silk fabric. Learn easy ways to cut
silk fabrics, join silk strips, and combine the fabric and yarns (of your own choice) to knit a new,
one-of-a-kind fabric. Explore knitting stitches
that allow you to create a variety of textured fabric
samples. BA, vol. 8, issue 4, p. 56.
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THE SILK
EXPERIENCE
805. GOT SILK?
*$45
Judith Baker Montano
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MORNING CLASS
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9:00 A.M.-NOON
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$30 = $65
Carla Peery
Be excited about this exemplary and versatile,
but little-known and under-appreciated fabric.
Enjoy hands-on mixed-media techniques.
Learn how a simple fabric like silk noil can be
manipulated so many ways with novel and
dramatic results. The possibilities are endless.
NOVEMBER 7
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$42 = $77
NOVEMBER 5
*$47
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EVENING CLASS
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6:00-9:00 P.M.
AFTERNOON CLASS
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2:00-5:00 P.M.
540. DYE, CUT, KNIT—SILK CREATIONS
753. NUTS ABOUT NOIL!
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$18 = $53
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$25 = $60
474. THE SILK COCOON—UNWRAPPED
*$53
J. B. Scharf
Silk is not just for Crazy quilting. Learn about
the various types of silk fabrics, weights of silk
thread, and silk batting, all used for piecing,
fused and turned appliqués, and foundation
piecing. Lecture and demonstrations explain
easy techniques. Notebook pages include instructions, samples of silk materials covered in
the presentation, and lots of tips. Be inspired
with wonderful examples, and be empowered to
“get silk” in your quilts.
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NOVEMBER 6
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$10 = $45
MORNING CLASS
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9:00 A.M.-NOON
806. SIMPLY SEWING WITH SILK
729. A MOD LOG CABIN
Katrina Walker
Also offered as 368 on Wednesday afternoon. See that
for description. Do not enroll for both.
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*$50
Katrina Walker
Build a modern masterpiece in glorious, glowing silk duppioni. The Courthouse Steps Log
Cabin enters the 21st century as seaming details
meet with simply bold design to create a single
layer table runner. Learn by detailed instructions, demonstration, and hands-on machine
processes (only a few machines in Silk Experience classroom) how to sew that quick flat-felled
seam that adds structural dimension to your
design, as you make this stunning runner.
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*$64
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MAT FEE-$25 + EQUIP FEE-$4 = $64
*CLASS PRICE-$35 + MATERIALS FEE-$15 = $50
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