In this workshop you will learn an ancient kumihimo braiding technique using naturally dyed silk to create either a clay and fiber necklace or a krokie for your sunglasses or eyeglasses.
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Sunday, October 28th 3-5:30
The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a
About the Workshop:
Alayna will guide you through making your own kumihimo braided cord using naturally dyed silk yarn. You will complete one strand during the session and will then be provided with ceramic pendants handmade by Mariah. Alternatively, you can choose to make a krokie. You will be provided with a kumihimo braiding disc which you can bring home, as well as all the materials needed to complete your piece.
About the Teachers:
Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis — Alayna is a textile artist and designer who works with natural fibers and plant dyes in her art practice as well as her collection of one of a kind clothing. Trained through a residency at the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn, NY, Alayna has a breadth of knowledge in weaving, quilting, screenprinting, and dyeing. You can view samples of her work here. She is currently an MFA candidate at MSU.
Mariah Palmer — Mariah is the owner of Wilder Goods and has a background in textile arts with a BA in Clothing, Textiles and Design from the University of Idaho. Over the years she has experimented with design in many mediums, including fiber dyeing and printing, metalsmithing, sewing, web and graphic design and more. Currently, she runs the Wilder shop and studio and makes her own line of fiber and clay jewelry.