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Monday, July 28, 2014

Come join us at St. Lawrence College this fall for a great study of the BORO TEXTILES of Japan, and Quilts from Europe...

ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE - Kingston Campus

TEXTILE ART: History, Diversity and TECHNIQUES
Fall Term 2014, St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus  6-9 pm
Thursday evenings, September 18 - December 4, 2014, Room 00060
BORO Textile, Japan 1909
So you see the Course title and think “Oh, no… a canned and dry history course”. ABSOLUTELY NOT! This 12-week independent study course is all about finding a focus for your new work in textile art.
Do you love the BORO Textiles created from found materials in Japan at the start of the 20th Century? The hugely diverse and colourful Indonesian hand stitched embroideries and woven foundation cloth? Have you studied the textile history of the countries your family originated from before immigrating to Canada? The world of textile is rich in history and this course will take you on a bit of a world tour decided by the student body as they join in at class each week. A 12 week world tour as we share personal ties to textiles we love and play with many diverse techniques in class! And, a “stash busting” opportunity for you.
Printmaking from Gell Plate, Netherlands 2009
Yes, there will be one great project required from each student! Your choice… and lots of experimentation with colouring cloth, threads and developing a modern take on laying stitch to cloth. Plan to be a part of the classroom fun, making new friends as you join our community of lovers of all things CLOTH! Hope to see returning students and many new to textile in the classroom this fall – traditions to love, passed along.

Bethany Garner, Instructor textiledesignslc@gmail.com or garner@kingston.net


Instructor Biography:
Bethany Garner is a working Textile Artist and long term Instructor in the Textile Design Program at St. Lawrence College. With over 20 years of experience in the painting, dyeing and direct application of fabric embellishment/stitch, Bethany will guide the students to a new and confident start on their own studio based work to create contemporary textiles with an original and focused Fibre Art Foundation.

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