Thursday, July 21, 2016
Describing Jane Callender, Selvedge Magazine has said, "her attention to detail, the exactness of her application, and the control of her materials and techniques have resulted in richly decorative works of extraordinary refinement." Indeed, given the growing popularity of indigo and shibori resist techniques, the work of Jane Callender is increasingly being held up as exemplary. Her works are now iconic—showing just how far a dedicated artist can go.
And now, Jane has taken her masterwork in pattern and combined it with a distinct palette of natural dyes. We are very excited to be able to offer a Masterclass with Jane. A class in which she will take students deep into the heart of pattern, indigo, and now for the first time, into natural dyes. Jane is in high demand for her workshops in France and also closer to her home in the UK, this is one of the few opportunities to study with her in North America.
We have two spaces left, but we don't think they will last long.
Full workshops description is here.
Registration available here.
|Issue #65 of Selvedge Magazine; "Immersed in Indigo" featuring Jane Callender|
|Issue #65 of Selvedge Magazine, "Immersed in Indigo" featuring Jane Callender|
Posted by Maiwa at 11:17 AM
Monday, July 4, 2016
Up in the Maiwa Loft we've just pulled the packing tape off some pretty amazing yarns. There were lots of oohs and ahhhs as we pulled out yarns made of wool, linen, silk, cotton, stainless steel, and paper. These form the basis of Setsuko Torii's workshop - Yarn Aesthetic. There was all this, and then we found that Setsuko had included a special set of spindles for each participant of the class. What lucky students!
As of this posting there are four spaces left in the class. It runs two days, October 20 and 21st. But after these pictures we don't think those spots will last long. So if you have a desire to work with one of the best yarn architects alive, this is the workshop for you.
Registration page here.
Setsuko Torii founded AVRIL with Masami Fukui in 1992. For over thirty years AVRIL has been a leading centre for yarn and knit innovation. Torii launched her own brand “SETSUKO TORII” in 2012. Over the years Setsuko has received international recognition as one of the leading designers of both yarns and garments for Habu Textiles. The Habu aesthetic is deeply tied to the notion of slow clothes: “We carry ‘slow’ materials, not flashy, not necessarily pretty, not cheap, not easy, but those that will give a soul to the fabrics.” Setsuko Torii has dedicated her life to making such materials sing.
Posted by Maiwa at 5:05 PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
|Registration line-up shortly after 8am on June 20th 2016.|
Registration opening day was bright and sunny. While in the lineup people worked on their textiles and many of them were pretty impressive.
We have just consolidated all the available spaces in the 2016 Fall Session and put everything online. If your favourite workshop is already full, please call and ask to be added to the waiting list. People's plans change and some spaced do occasionally become available.
See all available workshops here: http://www.schooloftextiles.com/wksp-registration/
A big thank-you to all of our volunteers and staff who helped make this registration one of the smoothest ever!
Posted by Maiwa at 3:34 PM
Monday, June 6, 2016
The School of Textiles is ready for the registration opening for the Fall 2016 workshops, lectures, and events. We've put our "tips for successful registration" up on our new site:
Posted by Maiwa at 4:20 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Maiwa's own Sophena Kwon has been making (blue) waves with her Indigo Social. She held two at Maiwa East in April. She is in the middle of two more right now (the second sold-out event is tonight) she has two scheduled for July and plans for more after that.
Jennifer Scott of the Westender, a Vancouver newspaper, wrote a feature on the Indigo Social in its most recent issue, The story is illustrated with wonderful photographs by Brit Gill.
Here is a link to the online version:
Designer Files: Getting Social with Indigo.
Interested in the Indigo Social? Full details can be found at sophenakwon.com.
Posted by Maiwa at 10:02 AM
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Maiwa has partnered with Joss Graham Gallery on two events as
part of a UK book launch for Textiles of the Banjara.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Seminar and special viewing Saturday 21st May 2 - 5pm
Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin of Maiwa Handprints. authors of the the book Textiles of the Banjara, will give a presentation of their work of over twelve years researching and reviving the traditional embroidery of the Banjara in India.
Discussion, handling session, gallery tour and book signing.
Places are limited so please call the gallery to book: cost £20
Private View and book signing Tuesday 24th May 6 - 9pm
Charllotte and Tim will be present to sign copies of their book.
Join us for the opening of the exhibition
Exhibition runs from 25th May - 30th July, 2016
JOSS GRAHAM GALLERY 10 Eccleston Street London SW1W 9LT
tel:+44 (0)20 7730 4370 www.jossgraham.com
Posted by Maiwa at 12:29 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Happy Mother's Day!
Treat yourself and all the wonderful women in your life to 20% off
everything in our main store on Granville Island.
Clothing, jewellery, bags, scarves and shawls – everything is on sale for this special weekend.
Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th – 10am - 7pm
Sale applies to items purchased in store only.
Cannot be combined with other offers.
Posted by Maiwa at 4:12 PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Maiwa East is Renovating!
Don't miss this chance to pick up a one-of-a-kind
piece of furniture at up to 50% off.
May 5th - 20th.
Thurs. to Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 11am - 5pm
1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC
1 Block East of Clark, 3 blocks North of 1st.
Cannot be combined with other discounts.
Posted by Maiwa at 4:37 PM