Hand Tufting Workshop w/ Dee Clements of Studio Herron

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Hand Tufting Workshop w/ Dee Clements of Studio Herron

165.00

Brush Factory home is proud to host a two-day hand tufting workshop led by Chicago-based artist/designer, Dee Clements of Studio Herron.  

Date: Saturday, January 20th & Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm each day

Level: Beginner

Hand tufting began along the coast of New England and up into New Foundland first as rug hooking, a utilitarian craft that was taken up by poor working class families using scraps of cloth to make rugs for their homes. Today hand tufters use the craft to make elaborately designed wool rugs and art pieces. In this 2-day workshop we will explore composition through this technique and make a tufted art piece with an analog hand tufting tool. We will skim the surface of the history of tufting craft and how it is used both for utility and art, using this as an inspirational springboard. We will look at how artists use tufting for rug-making, object-making, and art, and explore yarn as a textural drawing tool.

Dee Clements is the Founder and Creative Director of Studio Herron. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber and Materials Studies and Sculpture from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and has been weaving for 16+ years.

**Materials & supplies will be provided, such as basic yarn colors.  We understand each student may have specific colors in mind for their piece and highly encourage each student to bring the yarn colors of their choice.

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