Textiles + Fiber

  • Ka Hana Ulana Lauhala / Nov 6 • TXLL173W72

    This introductory cultural workshop series to Hawaiian fiber arts consists of three three-hour sessions in which the participant will learn basic Hawaiian language terms related to ulana lauhala (pandanus weaving), Hawaiian cultural protocols concerning lauhala harvesting, preparation, plant iden...

    Lufi Luteru  
    Nov. 6-Nov. 20
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    Mon 1-4pm (3 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_tx_7
  • Making & Using the Hohoa Beater • TXDT173W70

    One of the tools used in the making of kapa is the round hohoa beater, which is used for beating the wauke bark after it has been stripped off the tree. Students will be provided with a partially shaped blank of wood on which to continue carving, sanding and oiling. Class members will...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Dec. 4-Dec. 4
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    Mon 6-9pm (1 session) Past_exhib_fa17_tx_8
  • ‘Ohe Kapala • TXDT173W73

    Learn the basics of designing, carving and printing with the Hawaiian ‘ohe kapala, or carved bamboo stamp. Possibly influenced in part by the finely designed patterns in modern cloth, Hawaiian kapa makers began creating and using intricately carved bamboo stamps to decorate their kapa. St...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Oct. 23-Oct. 23
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    Mon 6–9pm (1 session) Past_exhib_fa17_tx_9
  • Pacific Island Patterns • TXSA173W74

    Learn to draw contemporary Pacific patterns from one of O‘ahu’s most acclaimed tattoo artists. Class includes step-by-step exercises and discussion of the history and culture of Pacific island patterns used in tattoos, textiles and carving. Students will print a lavalava with patterns...

    Sua Suluape Toetu‘u Aisea  
    Nov. 6-Nov. 27
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    Mon 6–9pm Past_exhib_fa17_tx_10
  • Shibori & Indigo Dyeing • TXGT173W18

    This class combines classical and innovative modern methods of tie-dye with the magical qualities of indigo dye. Basics of traditional and contemporary styles and techniques are covered. Sampling and experimentation are encouraged. Supply Fee: $35 supply fee paid to instructor Supply List Artw...

    Gail Toma  
    Oct. 7-Oct. 28
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    Sat 10am-1pm (4 sessions) Past_exhib_full_class_image
  • Weaving • TXLT173A75

    Beginners learn the basics of weaving, including setting up and warping the loom. Students weave a sampler to learn a variety of techniques and then plan finished projects.  Supply Fee: $15 supply fee paid to instructor Artwork by Liz Train

    Liz Train  
    Sep. 5-Dec. 5
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    Tue 6-9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_full_class_image
  • Ajrakh Resist Printing • TXSK173W65

    Visiting artist Sufiyan Khatri will be leading a one day workshop on the art of Ajrakh relief printing. Derived from ajrak ‘blue’ in Arabic and Persian, this relief printing style consists of using natural dyes and washed fabric to design and create patterns. This workshop will incl...

    Sufiyan Khatri  
    Oct. 30-Oct. 30
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    Mon 10am-5pm (1 session) Past_exhib_full_class_image
  • The Art of Hawaiian Kapa Making / Sep 11 • TXDT173W66

    Making kapa, the fiber/paper/cloth used by Polynesians, Asians, South Americans and Africans, is a time- and resource-heavy art. Learn about the arts and skills necessary to create fine Hawaiian kapa. Using traditional tools, you will strip and pound your own piece of wauke bark and color...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Sep. 11-Sep. 11
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    Mon 6-9pm (1 session) Past_exhib_canceled_class_image
  • The Art of Hawaiian Kapa Making / Oct 9 • TXDT173W67

    Making kapa, the fiber/paper/cloth used by Polynesians, Asians, South Americans and Africans, is a time- and resource-heavy art. Learn about the arts and skills necessary to create fine Hawaiian kapa. Using traditional tools, you will strip and pound your own piece of wauke bark and color it ...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Oct. 9-Oct. 9
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    Mon 6-9pm (1 session) Past_exhib_fa17_tx_2
  • Basketry • TXGT173A68

    Introduction to the basic skills, techniques, and concepts needed to create beautiful, functional baskets. Students learn to use natural, manmade, and local materials and incorporate a number of weaving techniques. The materials fee covers two pounds of reed, miscel, and other fibers. Supply Fee...

    Gail Toma  
    Sep. 8-Dec. 15
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    Fri 9am-noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_tx_3
  • Batik Workshop • TXLT173W69

    Batik is an Indonesian word meaning “writing with wax”. It is based on the process of the wax or other form of resist preventing the dye or paint from coloring the fabric in patterned areas where the resist is applied. Resist and dyed areas can be layered to create complex designs and...

    Liz Train  
    Nov. 6-Dec. 4
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    Mon 9am-noon (5 session) Past_exhib_fa17_tx_4
  • Ho‘omo‘omo‘o: To Beat Wauke Soaked in Sea Water • TXDT173W16

    Learn different ways Hawaiians processed kapa after the fermentation process and pound your own piece of fermented kapa. The fermenting process breaks down the fibers to prepare them for the second beating. It sometimes causes the kapa to smell very strongly and is somethi...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Nov. 8-Nov. 8
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    Wed 6-9pm (1 session) Past_exhib_fa17_tx_5
  • Intro to Silk & Cotton Dyeing • TXSL173W17

    Want to create a colorful silk scarf? Want to give new life to that old white t-shirt you just can’t throw away? Channel your inner 70s flower child and explore the world of procion dyes, which work on natural fibers such as silk and cotton. In the class we will dye two silk scarves learnin...

    Sidney Lynch  
    Sep. 30-Sep. 30
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    Sat 9am–noon (1 session) Past_exhib_fa17_tx_6
  • Ka Hana Ulana Lauhala / Sep 11 • TXLL173W71

    This introductory cultural workshop series to Hawaiian fiber arts consists of three three-hour sessions in which the participant will learn basic Hawaiian language terms related to ulana lauhala (pandanus weaving), Hawaiian cultural protocols concerning lauhala harvesting, preparation, plant iden...

    Lufi Luteru  
    Sep. 11-Sep. 25
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    Mon 1-4pm (3 sessions) Past_exhib_canceled_class_image