Fiber art tours

Fiber art and Eco-printing in Ireland with Nicola Brown workshop

 

Fiber Art in Ireland with Nicola Brown :The Art of Eco Printing    September 10-16, 2017

JoinLough Currane (13) us for an Irish experience and art retreat with textile artist Nicola Brown in County Carlow, Ireland! An accomplished felt maker, Nicola has also researched and developed a beautiful line of “eco printed” textiles and clothing, using natural materials from the hedgerow, kitchen, gardens and woods surrounding her home. Once gathered, this vegetation is bundled in silk, wool or handmade felt and processed in well water to extract beautiful colour and prints.  Participants will discover dscn0532techniques, tips and processing methods, and can expect to create a variety of pieces during the week. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning the methods Nicola uses to achieve consistent and substantive prints on protein based fabric using a selection of local or easy to find natural vegetation (while enjoying the Irish countryside, food and culture!). These prints will be achieved in a simple and environmentally friendly way. Nicola is a renowned teacher, and has taught extensively on several continents. To learn more about her, and to see her at work, click on this video link: http://www.nicolabrown.ie/the-studio

Learn more about Nicola, read her blog, and view her artwork at http://www.nicolabrown.ie  Expect an amazing workshop! There is also an “add-on” tour available in and near Dublin following the workshop.

See the full brochure here: fiber-art-and-ecoprinting-tour-2017

Contact your tour leader Joan Slack at joanslack33@gmail.com with questions …we hope you can join us! Space is limited to 8 people so sign up soon!

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Fiber Art workshops and tours 2017

It has been a Fiber Art February!! Planning isdscn0514 taking shape for some fantastic new workshops and tours for  fiber art fans! Here at my new Riverrun Pottery and Fiber Art studios, I have been busy experimenting with eco-ddscn0528yeing, nuno felting, and learning to use a new felt rolling machine. I will be continuing the large felted landscapes using the machine to lay out the base layers
and felt them. I love the idea of using local and natural plant dscn0533materials to create beautiful textiles…and I am currently enrolled in an eco-dyeing class with Nicola Brown in Ireland. The big news is that Nicola and I are planning a workshop in September, in Ireland, learning all about eco-printing from her in the beautiful Irish countryside. The class is for people of all skill levels. As soon as we have the final figures in the next few weeks, the brochure will be posted. Limited to 10 people!!

I will also be offering fiber art workshops here in northern Wisconsin and on Madeline Island, as well as a week long “Felting the Landscape” class at John Campbell Folk School in October. It is so exciting! More very soon……with dates and details!

I will be spending March in France, immersing myself in language and culture, as well as scouting for future workshops and tours. I will also be visiting Ireland and working with Nicola Brown on our plans. I am looking forward to gathering some botanicals and printdscn0230ing with them while in the French countryside! A bientot!DSCF8748

 

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Ireland Through its People, our Authentic Way of Travel

While the beauty, mystery and power of the Irish landscape is compelling, learning about a country through its people comCloon Lough (12)pletes the perfect trip. On our tours we try to make sure that you will have time to absorb the places we visit- the mountains, glens, seascapes, winding trails and green vistas.
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One of our teachers, Margaret Cunningham, who will be teaching in Glencolmcille

It is also our goal for you to meet, work with and enjoy conversation with Irish people. Om so many of our tours, this has been the one resounding thing that people have said was a highlight! Beautiful places remain in our memory, as well as the human connection between cultures. On our June trip, you will also have the opportunity, if you choose, to engage with artists in Ireland and work together in creative space. No experience is necessary, and you will be guaranteed an authentic and life changing experience! See all of the tour details on this site (www.authentictravelandtours.com) under Ireland tours: Our Wooly Adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way. Please feel free to call with any questions!

Feltmaking and Bridget's Crosses, a traditional fiber art

Feltmaking and Bridget’s Crosses, a traditional fiber art

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