Text | Textile with Peg Gignoux(02/28 +29 + 03/01) *FULL*

Explore the poetic possibilities of letterforms as an expressive tool for making a textile collage.  We will begin by creating a vivid array of hand dyed lengths of silk organza to fuel designs (Session 1). In Sessions 2 & 3, participants will be encouraged to bring a favorite piece of poetry, proverb, or lyric as a starting point for the creation of narrative cloth. We will select, share and play with words to discover their graphic and metaphorical weight.   Silks and other fabrics in your stash will be fused: texts constructed and deconstructed, cut, layered and collaged. Machine and hand sewing demos will offer opportunities to further define the surface with line and surface tension.

Text | Textile  workshop

with Peg Gignoux

Feb 28+29 + March 1

$250 ($100 non- refundable deposit at sign up)


Sentence Pileup Hers (1)

Session 1 | Dye (4hrs) * 1-5pm

Session 2 | Compose (5hrs) 1-6pm

Session 3 | Stitch (5hrs) 1-6pm


Supply List

Assorted solid fabrics: ¼- 1 yd lengths, varied weights linen & cotton

Assorted sewing thread

Scissors, pins, sewing needles

4- 6 yards fusible webbing (wonder under) 

3-6 yards silk organza (for dye workshop)

Favorite poem, lyric, phrase, list

Sewing machine

(* studio supply fee for dye stuff)


*** You can register by phone using a credit card or come by Mulberry Silks and pay by cash, check, or credit card. Class fees must be paid in full when you register. If a class is cancelled by the instructor, a full refund will be given. If you cancel, we can refund your class fee only if you notify us at least seven days before the first class. We’re sorry, but if you miss a class we cannot reschedule it nor can we make any fee adjustment.

Fabrics and supplies must be purchased from Mulberry Silks prior to the date the class begins. We do offer our students a 10% discount on all supplies required for your project(s). In most cases, you will need to wash and dry your fabric before the first class, so come in and get a materials list, browse the store, and get started***