Materials: up cycled scraps of fabric, or up cycled colorful t shirts, scissors, regular thread, needle, (optional: wire scraps and wire cutter, embroidery thread and embroidery needle, stocking fabric or similar skin color (different shades) colorful fabric scraps, colorful notions scraps, fabric glue, pipe cleaners or small pieces of twigs, or any material suitable for creating the body structure)
About the Courses
Live online community events and workshops for artists, educators, and art lovers. The meeting information below applies to all the events.
If you have trouble joining meeting text 305.300.6887 with your Email address and concern.*** Please note you can only enter the online space once the class starts, don't be late please.
Proceeds support arts in education and local teaching artists.
A mandala is a geometric figure representing the universe. It literally translates into circle and holds a great deal of symbolism for the maker. In antiquity it was believed that the "Sacred Geometry" was essential to the education of the soul. The patterns and codes inside the mandala represent our own inner realm and the structure of self awareness. In this time of social distancing, creating a mandala is a great practice to find the self. Creating a group mandala though in a virtual environment is a unifying experience of the souls.
Using t shirt yarn- fashion accounts for 10% or more of greenhouse gas emissions. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic we can all contribute to sustainability by upcycling cotton t shirts and garments.
Learn to make fabric yarn or use scraps of fabric, jean yarn or rope to create.
You can use an embroidery hoop, a round wreath form, a hula hoop, or pizza box round cardboard form. The idea is to use materials we have around the house. Learn to recycle and help Mother Earth.
Miniature mandala made with white thread.
t-shirt fabric mandala weaving
We use the Zoom online platform to meet, chat, learn, and socialize
CONTEMPORARY PUNCH NEEDLE
Please have all materials on hand before the workshop. Materials: cloth, hoop (alternative unprimed artist canvas on frame, mounted thick paper or fabric), punch needle, yarn to fit and scissors, (optional pre-made contour drawing with some shading).
Punch needle is the contemporary name for rug hooking. Create a continuous line on fabric or paper using yarn. In this in-depth live online workshop, you will learn distinctive techniques.
Punch needle is a stress free, clean process that can be done anywhere, any place. Come destress with us!
Use scraps of recycled paper you have around the house.
Hand made paper embedded with plant material and dyed with turmeric
Shred fabric into small pieces before putting in the blender.
Susan Feliciano separated her textiles pieces and scraps of materials by color before making the paper on the blender.
Embossed hand made paper sample
IF YOU WANT TO ENROLL IN THE MANDALA WEAVING CLASS AND YOU HAVE ALL THE SUPPLIES PLEASE EMAIL Alinarodriguezrojo@gmail.com to pre register for this course.
Mandala for Healing-How the Sacred Circle Helps us reconnect with ourselves.
Slow stitching or crochet work mends the spirit. In this course, artist Aurora Molina will guide us in contemporary fibers techniques.
Create a mandala with limited materials: old tee shirts and a hoop. You will learn how to dye cotton with natural dyes from your pantry. See daily schedule below with daily materials list.
Mandala Weaving from t shirt yarn
To join workshop, gather materials, and click on the link below. This is an interactive hands-on workshop. Be punctual please. The code below is used for the whole week.
Materials: Clean up your closet and gather old tee shirts (white, printed, solids), and scissors.
Materials: Meet us in your kitchen and gather whatever you have available (do not go out to buy): black beans, turmeric, carrots, tea, coffee, avocado skins and pits, red cabbage, blueberries, purple grapes, turmeric, onion skins, or black walnuts, (not optional: white vinegar, salt).
To dye the fabric you will need a stainless steel pot, (optional: tongs, clothesline for drying, colander, measuring spoon), a heat source.
Sew & Wash- Materials Solvy or Sulky Water Soluble Stabilizer, yarn and needle.
Materials may be ordered online through Amazon or at Joanne Fabrics.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUNCH NEEDLE CLASS AND YOU HAVE ALL THE SUPPLIES PLEASE EMAIL Alinarodriguezrojo@gmail.com to pre register for this course.
PUNCH NEEDLE may be ordered through Amazon
EXPERIMENTAL WEAVING CLASS AND YOU HAVE ALL THE SUPPLIES PLEASE EMAIL Alinarodriguezrojo@gmail.com to pre register for this course.
Materials: any old frame, t shirt yarn, or yarn
YARN PAINTING CLASS AND YOU HAVE ALL THE SUPPLIES PLEASE EMAIL Alinarodriguezrojo@gmail.com to pre register for this course.
Materials: A frame and t shirt yarns or yarn
SEW & WASH CLASS AND YOU HAVE ALL THE SUPPLIES PLEASE EMAIL Alinarodriguezrojo@gmail.com to pre register for this course.
Sew & Wash using soluble stabilizer
MATERIALS: Water soluble stabilizer, a hoop, thread, and needle
Aurora Molina and Susan Feliciano