An Introduction to Bark Fiber
Innovative Techniques for textured surface designers, weavers, stitchers, fiber collage artists, papermakers, + basketry artists
Workshop with Jill Powers
April 15, 2023
Learn about the unique history of bark fiber, how to cook, prepare, and create with it. After learning the basics, participants will choose between making one or two of the following: Long, straight, or wavy linear elements for textural weft material or basketry pieces
Shaped sturdy or gossamer patches to be added to silk panels, wall quilts, or surface design projects - only projects that will not need to be wet or further washed!
Shaped substrates for stitching into later by hand embroidery, or sewing machine
Elements to be used in fiber collage, papermaking
The class includes learning how to use liquid pigments and natural dyes on bark fiber for adding hand painted color while the work is wet.
You will take your work home to dry on a provided board.
All materials included, except for a short list of household items to bring along.
A follow up extra day could be arranged for interested participants to explore 3D casting techniques with bark fiber.
Material Fee: None
Date: April 15, 2023
Location: Jill’s Workshop Studio - Boulder
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class size: 10
Current HGB Members receive priority on Workshop registration. Non-Members will be placed on a waiting list and contacted by the Programs Chair.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop fees are payable to HGB and due with the registration form. Refunds are made only if another or (wait list) person can fill your space. If the workshop is canceled by HGB, you will receive a full refund.