Alternative Marbling: Building a Personal Language
Elin Noble, Instructor
August 14-18, 2017 (9am – 4pm)
Materials Fee: $45
Experience the “oh wow” moments when the paint attaches to the cloth, freezing exotic imagery that is reminiscent of microscopic views of cells, geological forms, and cosmic observations. This class offers a fresh approach to the age-old tradition of floating paint on water and transferring the image to cloth. We will use water (for Suminagashi), methyl cellulose and carrageenan (for Ebru) to pattern small scale cloth and yardage, with a variety of paints. Each day includes a series of demonstrations and critiques to push personal exploration. Emphasis is placed on working towards a visual vocabulary using sophisticated layering, color combinations, and personal imagery. You don’t want to miss this engaging, fun, and satisfying experience.
Elin Noble has spent more than 30 years investigating traditional and contemporary dye techniques, in particular Japanese itajime shibori (clamp-dye resist). She is the author of Dyes & Paints: A Hands-On Guide to Coloring Fabric. Elin has a BFA in Fiber from the University of Washington, and was the former Lab Manager at PRO Chemical & Dye. She has appeared on PBS and lectured and conducted workshops across North America and internationally, most recently Tilburg, Netherlands, Budapest, Hungary, and Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. She has been nominated for “Teacher of the Year” award by Professional Quilter Magazine.