Introductory Quilting with Alice Olsen Williams
Oct
5
to Nov 30

Introductory Quilting with Alice Olsen Williams

Introductory Quilting with Alice Olsen Williams
294.00

This fall we are incredibly fortunate to be able to present renowned quilter, Alice Olsen Williams in an introduction to quilting. Over the course of five biweekly sessions, participants will work with Alice building the skills and confidence to design and assemble a nine patch wall hanging or baby blanket from start to finish. Participants will explore a selection of traditional machine and hand-sewing techniques, motifs of symbolic significance, and Alice’s distinctive inclination toward joyful and rule-breaking colour combinations.

Suitable for beginners. Materials included for the first session only. Access to a domestic sewing machine is recommended.

Potluck lunch. Break time refreshments provided.

Saturdays Oct 5, 19 and Nov 2, 16, 30, 11am-5pm

$294 + HST

 

Instructor Bio:

Alice Olsen Williams is a renowned textile artist, blending expressions of Anishinaabe beliefs and ideology with reflections on contemporary social issues. She completed her BA at Trent University, and with her discovery of the quilting process in 1980, went on to formulate the concepts that have become the basis for her distinctive style.

Alice's works have been exhibited at the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian), Michigan State University, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Art Gallery of Peterborough, and many other museums and art galleries. She is also well-versed in indigenous knowledge (IK) and shares her wisdom with others through workshops and presentations. She was the Trent University artist in residence in 2007 and was recently the Visiting Elder for the SAGE Indigenous Graduate Students Conference at UBC.

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Creating a Home Recording Studio
Oct
10
to Oct 24

Creating a Home Recording Studio


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Creating a Home Recording Studio
240.00

If you’ve got a home recording project in the works - podcasting, making music, or other home recording plans - this 3-session workshop is definitely for you. Prepare to enhance your acoustics in this three-part series co-presented by Peterborough Independent Podcasters and Madderhouse Textile Studios.

Local podcaster, Ayesha Barmania will guide you through understanding your home studio goals – starting with the basics on how to assess your space and your needs, going over the fundamentals of audio recording equipment, and DIY strategies for treating your space for better acoustics. Then, textile artist Leslie Menagh will lead you through the designing of your own customized, screen-printed sound treatment quilt and mounted sound baffle.

Maximum 6 participants

Oct 10, 17, and 24, 6-9pm

$240 + HST

Instructor Bios:

Ayesha Barmania is an audio storyteller, podcaster, broadcaster and independent journalist in Peterborough, Ontario. They are the managing director and founder of Peterborough Independent Podcasters, a community network of passionate local podcasters. Ayesha is the co-host and co-producer of the Peterborough Currents podcast.

Leslie Menagh is Owner-Operator and Chief Cloth Wrangler at Madderhouse Textile Studios

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A Natural Dyer's World Part I - Right in Your Kitchen
Oct
12
to Oct 26

A Natural Dyer's World Part I - Right in Your Kitchen

A Natural Dyer's World Part I - Right in Your Kitchen
250.00

We’re thrilled to present our inaugural natural dyeing series taught by accomplished, local, textile artist, Faye Jacobs. Part I takes place over two full Saturdays in October. Faye will lead participants through the use of 4 food-based natural dyes and their effects on paper, silk and lace, and the production of a beautiful book of personalized samples to keep either as a reference, or as a completed art piece in and of itself. The special qualities of handmade rag and kuzu papers for writing personal thoughts and poetry will also be explored throughout the workshop. Maximum 6 participants.

Parts I and II in this series are perfect companions, and can also be enjoyed independently of one another.

Saturdays, Oct 12 and 26, 10am-4pm

$250 + HST

Light lunch and refreshments included.

Instructor Bio:
Faye Jacobs is a weaver, textile artist, and teacher with over fifty years of experience. Faye began her career custom knitting as an Olympic skier, furthering her talents manufacturing professional skiwear and boots. She studied and practiced Fiber Arts in Bolder and Berkeley, returning to Canada in 1999. Faye is the lead hand in restoring the Jacquard Loom at Lang Pioneer Village Museum and is also a sought-after workshop leader in paper making, natural dyeing, and specialized weaving techniques. She exhibits and sells her work at textile art fairs and exhibitions.

https://www.faye-jacobs.com/

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A Natural Dyer's World Part II - Roots, Fruits, and Flowers
Nov
10
to Nov 17

A Natural Dyer's World Part II - Roots, Fruits, and Flowers

A Natural Dyer's World Part II - Roots, Fruits, and Flowers
250.00

As a part II to our inaugural natural dyeing series taught by Faye Jacobs, participants will learn about 4 versatile dyes found in nature, largely found locally. For two full Sundays this November, join Faye in exploring a variety of techniques and applications including natural dyeing results on paper, silk, and lace, and a variety of Japanese papers while developing a book of personalized samples. Additionally, Faye will offer a few surprise materials and techniques to keep creative juices flowing. Maximum 6 participants. Materials provided.

Parts I and II in this series are perfect companions, but can also be enjoyed independently of one another.

Sundays, Nov 10 and 17, 10am-4pm

$250 + HST

Light lunch and refreshments included.

 

Instructor Bio:
Faye Jacobs is a weaver, textile artist, and teacher with over fifty years of experience. Faye began her career custom knitting as an Olympic skier, furthering her talents manufacturing professional skiwear and boots. She studied and practiced Fiber Arts in Bolder and Berkeley, returning to Canada in 1999. Faye is the lead hand in restoring the Jacquard Loom at Lang Pioneer Village Museum and is also a sought-after workshop leader in paper making, natural dyeing, and specialized weaving techniques. She exhibits and sells her work at textile art fairs and exhibitions.

https://www.faye-jacobs.com/

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Nov
23
to Nov 24

Cloth Collage with Melanie McCall

Cloth Collage with Melanie McCall
250.00

Join feature artist-instructor Melanie McCall for a deep dive into working with the varied and versatile characteristics of cloth as a collage material. Hone your personal artistic style in this immersive, weekend-long experience focused on building compositions. Participants will explore printed, natural, and found materials and a host of studio methods and techniques in a free-flowing and spontaneous style. Maximum 6 participants.

Backdrop materials provided. Other materials requirements to be individually prepared prior to workshop.

Light lunch and refreshments provided.

$250 + HST

Instructor Bio:

Melanie McCall is a practicing artist and costumer in Peterborough, Ontario. She has a BFA in Textiles from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and furthered her formal education studying Historical Costume Design at Dalhousie University. In her artistic practice Melanie plays with the organic elements of design, and her work crosses forms from costume, surface design and manipulation, puppetry, hand drawing, installation and painting.

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Meet Make & Mend
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Meet Make & Mend

Meet Make Mend is monthly event at Madderhouse for crafty individuals to come together to stitch whatever their hearts' desire in each other’s company. Bring your own materials. There's plenty of room for machine sewing, ironing and cutting fabric, or sitting and knitting while your neighbour mends their favourite sock. If you’re looking to carve out some time in your busy life to sew or knit or crochet or mend a stack of clothes, this might be the perfect evening activity for you. Come join us!

Meet Make Mend is a free event held on the last Thursday of every month. Snacks provided (pay-what-you-can).

Co-hosted by Brooke Erickson and Leslie Menagh. Brooke is a sewist in Peterborough who keeps track of her crafty adventures through MakeShiftSew.com and Leslie is Owner-Operator and Chief Cloth Wrangler at Madderhouse.com.

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Indigo Dyeing with Christine Roberts
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Indigo Dyeing with Christine Roberts

Join Christine Roberts from Modelia for this one-day workshop as we explore the centuries-old technique of shibori indigo dyeing. First learn how to create and maintain an indigo dye vat. Then explore a selection of fabric binding techniques and experience the strong and surprising patterns that emerge.

All materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring along an additional, modest-sized item from home for dying (ie. shirt or tea towel sized as opposed to bedding or bathroom towels as vat space and time are limited). Item must be of natural fibers. Dying can be a messy activity, so be sure to wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind staining.

Tea and snacks provided. Bring or buy your own lunch.
Maximum: 8 participants
$120+HST

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Meet Make & Mend
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Meet Make & Mend

Meet Make Mend is monthly event at Madderhouse for crafty individuals to come together to stitch whatever their hearts' desire in each other’s company. Bring your own materials. There's plenty of room for machine sewing, ironing and cutting fabric, or sitting and knitting while your neighbour mends their favourite sock. If you’re looking to carve out some time in your busy life to sew or knit or crochet or mend a stack of clothes, this might be the perfect evening activity for you. Come join us!

Meet Make Mend is a free event held on the last Thursday of every month. Snacks provided (pay-what-you-can).

Co-hosted by Brooke Erickson and Leslie Menagh. Brooke is a sewist in Peterborough who keeps track of her crafty adventures through MakeShiftSew.com and Leslie is Owner-Operator and Chief Cloth Wrangler at Madderhouse.com.

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