Pick Up Drop Off Dates – Common Street Arts

Exhibition Dates: April 17 – May 30, 2015
Wednesday, Apr. 8 – Thursday, Apr. 9 – Deliver artwork
Thursday, Apr. 9, Friday, Apr. 10, Sunday, Apr. 12 – Installation
Friday, Apr. 17, 5-7 pm Open Reception (Lisa will provide beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages, food, and someone to serve)
Sunday, May 31 – Monday, June 1 – Pick up artwork

http://susanperrine.com PO Box 22, Woolwich, ME 04579

Shibori Workshop Offerings by Kathleen Goddu

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Location of all workshops:

A Gathering of Stitches

54 Cove St., East Bayside

Portland, Maine 04101

207-747-5015

On line registration at: agatheringofstitches.com

Click on Calendar (right side of screen); find the date of the workshop and click on it. You can then read about the workshop and register on line. For each workshop refer to the website for a complete description and photos of techniques.

#1: Shibori: Itajime and Arashi

Saturday & Sunday: March 14 & 15 9:30 am- 3:30 pm

Description: Itajime refers to dyeing cloth that is folded, in two or more directions, into a neatly shaped bundle and held clamped between boards, sticks, or string. The boards resist the flow of the indigo dye so that it doesn’t go very deeply into the cloth. This often gives a soft, blurred edge to the pattern when the clamps are removed. Arashi (which means wind storm) is the name given to an ingenious process of wrapping cloth around a pole, compressing it into folds, and dyeing it.

This workshop will explore both techniques; learning various approaches to dyeing with indigo and other vat dyes; gaining an understanding of the structure of the folded and bound resist and wrapped patterns and how you might combine the two techniques.

All levels welcome.

#2 Shibori: Intro to Stitching Patterns

Saturday & Sunday: April 25 & 26; 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

This is an introduction to the Japanese art of Shibori – Stitched Resist Patterns. Stitching as a way to resist the flow of dye has been used to a greater extent by the Japanese than by other peoples. Come learn and experience the flexibility and control you have with this technique to create designs of great variety—delicate or bold, simple or complex, pictorial or abstract. You will learn many traditional stitch patterns and create some of your own. You will produce samples for future work on a length of fabric that can be sewn into a pillowcase or cut up to be used in other projects.

All levels welcome.

#3 Shibori: Advanced Stitch Techniques

Saturday & Sunday: May 9 & 10; 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

This workshop is for those who have experience with the various stitched patterns. Be prepared to put your stitching skills to use as you learn a number of complex stitch techniques that produce amazingly beautiful patterns. You will combine stitched techniques with pole wrapping for some patterns. You will also learn “capping” to reserve white space such as a circle or a stitched shape. We will use the indigo vat as well as other dyes.

Pre-requisite: Stitched Shibori

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Stephanie Crossman’s Netted Sculptures

SDA member, Stephanie Crossman, of Vinalhaven will be featured in the September issue of DownEast Magazine in the “Making it in Maine” section. Gram J’s Nets and her 3 dimensional netted sculptures will be included. www.mainenetbags.com,www.stephaniecrossman.com

Gram J’s Nets will,also, be featured in the Metro, a national news publication distributed throughout the United Kingdom.

Contexture

Friday, June 20th, 5:30-8:30 is the reception for Contexture, an exhibit at Monkitree, a gallery at 263 Water Street. Gardiner, ME
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/encore/2014/06/12/contexture-exhibit-open-gardiner-gallery/1546826
includes work by:
Kathy Goddu, Priscilla Nicholson, Jill Snyder Wallace, Sue Walker and Susan Perrine
https://www.monkitree.com/

‘Truly Random’ by Sue Walker

SDA Maine Get Together, Saturday, May 24, 10-12

Hello! We invite you to a Maine SDA get together at Kathy Goddu’s studio Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 10-12. The studio is at the Cathance Landing, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham. There is a breathtaking view of the Cathace River off the veranda. Kathy shares space in this building with other occupants who have studios and businesses. If it’s a beautiful day, bring a folding chair so you can sit outside by the river. There’s a gazebo and picnic tables. If you want to make a day of it, the Town Landing Store serves lunch. You are welcome to have a picnic there after the meeting. Kathy suggests that if you have unwanted art materials you would like to trade or sell, bring them with you.

Jill Snyder Wallace has been working tirelessly on our next exhibition and will share details with the group as the new opportunity is solidified.

Our hope is that the renovations to the Biddeford mill space will be accomplished in the next year or two and we can then pursue that venue later with Tammy Aker at Engine.

Please bring ONE example of your work to share. It needn’t be a piece you are working on for the Underlying Threads exhibition. If you have a fiber artist friend who is not an SDA member, feel free to bring him/her.

Please RSVPKathy Goddu artisticendeavors.goddu and Katherine Harding at khharding

Directions: From North or South: Take Exit 37 Bowdoinham off I-95 and follow the signs toward Bowdoinham. It’s only a mile or a mile an a half from the exit. At the bottom of the hill, blinking red light, you are in the center of town. Canon on your right, Town Landing Store on the right other side of the intersection. Go through the intersection toward the water. Parking lot is to the left just past the building and before the railroad tracks. If there isn’t enough parking there, go across the tracks and park in the large lot to the right.

Coming from the Topsham – Brunswick: follow Elm St. (Rt. 24 N) ~ 9 miles, cross the green “Brooklyn” bridge in Bowdoinham, go around a sharp right corner and take a right at the blinking yellow light. Store is on your right.

If you get lost, call my cell phone 207-751-7765 Kathy Goddu