Fibers • Textiles

1st day; Retro Tapestry Weaving


Lauren Becker Downey

Create a 60‘s and 70’s inspired, richly textured and tactile piece of fiber art. Think: fringe and shaggy. Learn to weave or, if you already know how, tighten up your skills using a few basic weaving techniques. Using a frame loom, weave your free-form, organic wall hanging. These amazingly textural pieces are back in vogue and you will be the envy of all your friends. Please bring a heavy dinner fork, scissors and wear your love beads. Peace & Luv..

$117 Bravo member / $135 non-member + $25 Materials fee

Thursdays, Sept 24, Oct 1 & 8 1 – 4pm

Mondays, November 2, 9 & 16 6 – 9pm

Wednesdays, December 2, 9 & 16 10am – 1pm

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Jean Degenfelder

Combine silk and merino wool to create a special scarf to use or give as a gift. Making felt requires standing and some exertion to mat, condense and press the roving into a non-woven cloth. The finished piece is approximately 90″x 18″. Please bring a bath towel. All levels of creative ability are welcome.

$49 Bravo member / $56 non-member + $29 Materials fee

Monday, September 14 1:30am – 5pm

Friday, October 9 10am – 1:30pm

Wednesday, November 18 9:30am – 1pm

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Jean Degenfelder

Using wool, water, a rock and some soap, create a small felted pouch in which to carry a special possession. Embellish this tiny container with beads, buttons, ribbon and charms. Please bring a bath towel and any special small personal items to incorporate into your unique piece. Yours to wear as a necklace, carry in a pocket or purse, or to give as a gift.

$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $9 Materials fee

Monday, September 14 9:30am – 12:30pm

Saturday, October 10 9am – 12pm

Wednesday, November 18 2 – 5pm

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TEXTILE ART 4 weeks Ages 7 – Adult

Lauren Becker Downey

In this 4 week after-school hands-on art class, explore a variety of fiber art techniques. These may include weaving, sewing, painted or printed fabric using dyes or paint, color exploration, basketmaking and more.Makers of all ages are invited to enroll in this satisfying introductory course.

$81 Bravo member / $93 non-member + $20 Materials fee

Wednesdays, September 9 – 30 4 – 5:30pm

Thursdays, October 1 – 22 4 – 5:30pm

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Melissa Aronson

Learn the fundamental knots of macramé to make several bracelets to stack and wear together, or to give to your friends. Macramé is an art of decorative knotting that has been around for centuries and spans many cultures. Basic knots used in this class are Lark’s Head, Slip, and Square Knot. These simple knots come alive with different colored cord and beads. Choose between 3 different colored bracelet stacks to match your personality!

$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $8 Materials fee

Thursday, September 24 6 – 9pm

Friday, October 16 6 – 9pm

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Amanda Rouse

Indigo Dyeing has been used across the world for thousands of years. The Indigo plant makes a variety of shades of blue, commonly associated with denim. Learn the history and process of indigo dyeing and Shibori, the Japanese tradition of folding and manipulating fabrics to make patterns for dyeing. Dye napkins, scarves, shirts and yardage of natural fabrics like cotton, linen and silk. All fabric and dyeing materials will be provided. If you want, you may bring additional clothing and fabric to dye.

$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member + $12 Materials fee

Friday, September 25 5 – 9pm

Saturday, October 10 1 – 5pm

Friday, November 13 5 – 9pm

Sunday, December 6 10am – 2pm

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Helene Goodman

In this fun workshop, learn basic embroidery stitches and more; the running, chain, buttonhole, french knot, lazy daisy, and cross stitches. So easy to learn. Master how to thread a needle, use an embroidery hoop and make a knot to secure your stitches. In addition, learn how to combine the stitches into a pleasing design where buttons are the centerpiece. Even if you’ve never sewn before, Helene will guide you until you feel that you have mastered each stitch. Spend a little time working with beautiful silk ribbon embroidery, which is a bit different that regular embroidery floss.

$68 Bravo member / $78 non-member + $18 Materials fee

Friday, September 18 10am – 3pm

Monday, October 19 10am – 3pm

Saturday, November 14 10am – 3pm

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Lauren Becker Downey

Choose a theme for your prayer, dream or wish. Add words and embellish your fabric flag with paper, paint, embroidery, buttons, beads, markers, etc. Hang your flags outside or in your window. It is believed that the prayers on the flags are lifted up and spread throughout the universe as they flutter in the wind. Everyone who is touched by that wind, is touched by the prayers.

$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $18 Materials fee

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