Make the winter brighter with an Earth Pigment Painting workshop with Twisp’s own Biological Alchemist – Sara Ashford.
In this workshop you will create decorative cut fabric pieces that can be used in many ways. Quilting, table toppers, pillow tops, inserts on clothing, AND wall art!
Techniques will include painting with Japanese Surikomi brushes and pigment sticks, block printing, Japanese Sashiko stitching and archival pen.
No experience is necessary and all supplies are included in the cost of the workshop.
Pre-resigtration is required, email Sara for all the details
This workshop is held at Culler Studio in the South Warehouse, Building #10 on the TwispWorks campus.
Rock Day or St. Distaff’s Day is a spinner’s holiday frequently observed in our modern-day guilds. For those who observed the day in medieval times, St. Distaff’s Day, or Rock Day, signified the end of the holiday season and a return to work (including spinning) following Christmas.
For most modern spinners, spinning is a source of joy and of camaraderie. Culler Studio’s hosting of Rock Day is a great way to begin new projects, finish old ones, and start the year with friends. All levels welcome, please come if you’re curious and want to try spinning. Free, short lessons will be offered.
Bring your spinning wheels or spindles and some food to share for lunch (a full kitchen is available). An electric carding machine will be on hand if you want to bring wool to blend colors.
The “Rock” in Rock Day derived from a number of different traditions. The Dutch word for distaff is rok; Norwegian, rokk; Icelandic, rokkur. From Scotland comes a second meaning that may make more sense to spindle spinners familiar with the small stone whorls on early spindles. Because of the use of stone whorls, spindles were frequently called ‘rocks’, and fireside gatherings where the women gossiped and re-told local folk stories as they spun were called rockings.
This free event is open to all ages and will be held in Your Sace@TwispWorks, Building #9.
Join our very own botanical alchemist, Sara Ashford, for a one-day eco printing workshop.
All materials are included and you will leave with two beautiful, hand dyed, on-of-a-kind scarves.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
This workshop will be held in Culler Studio, South Warehouse (Building #10) on the TwispWorks campus.
Learn basic Shibori techniques (clamping, folding, tying) which will create gorgeous patterns when dipped into the natural plant indigo vat. Produce a wide range of blues from pale sky to midnight. Cotton and Silk fabric will be provided but please also bring 2‐5 natural fiber items from home.
Nothing large, heavy or fuzzy items please. Thin cottons and silks are great. T-Shirts work great also. This class takes place both inside and out so dress appropriately and bring a hat and sunscreen!
This workshop will be held in Culler Studio (Building #10) on the TwispWorks campus.
Cost includes a $10 materials fee.
Pre-registration is required.
Culler Studio and Grace Ashford Designs present the fifth annual Elements Show – a mother-daughter event featuring wearable art and paintings by Sara Ashford and jewelry by Grace Ashford.