Open Air Workshops Three Pines Cross Village

During the months of July and August, we offer creative open-air workshops at our studio in Cross Village, Michigan.

Learn Shibori-Indigo, Woodblock Printing, and Hand-Paint / Dye of Wool and Cotton Yarn.

How Our Open-Air Sessions Work

  1. Drop in anytime between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Wednesday. Come for 15 minutes or stay all day. No registration necessary.
  2. Choose a workshop(s). See list below for fees plus per-project materials fee.
  3. Indigo processing/washing available for an additional $10 or launder at home with directions provided.

Open-Air Workshops

Open-Air Workshop days are intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation. Artists and non-artists come together in a social act of collaboration, the only entry requirements being an inquisitive nature, a curiosity about new and traditional media, and a lack of inhibition about creating in a semi-public space.

Shibori-Indigo

  • Every Monday and Tuesday in July and August
  • 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Shibori is a traditional Japanese form of pleating, folding, twisting and wrapping using string to resist the dye.
  • $20 fee + $5 – $50 materials fee

Woodblock Printing

  • Every Wednesday in July and August
  • 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Learn how to print using a wide variety of woodblocks from India with textile paints on cotton or linen.
  • $20 fee + $5 – $50 materials fee

Hand-Paint / Dye 1lb of Local Wool Yarn

  • August and September
  • Workshops are available by appointment
  • Design your own color palette of dyes to enhance your special fiber project using acid dyes and the microwave.
  • Limit: 3 students.
  • $30 fee + $35 materials fee (2 skeins)

Hand-Paint / Dye Cotton Yarn

  • August 25, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • September 16, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • August & September: workshops available by appointment
  • Design your own color palette in cotton yarn using Procion MX dyes.
  • Limit: 4 students.
  • Artist/Instructor: Joann Condino
  • $60 fee, includes materials