Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Rio Wrenn Workshop

I'm happy to announce that Rio Wrenn will be teaching a workshop on her techniques in conjunction with the international exhibition that Elizabeth Adams-Marks and I have been working on for over a year.  If you are interested please write for the information right away.  We've already had several inquiries and registration is limited.  Instructions and a preview of workshop are below.  

From the Inside Out:
Dyeing & Printing with Iron and Tannin
with Rio Wrenn

August 23 & 24, 2014
10 am to 5 pm

The workshop will be held in the textile lab at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Art & Design.

This intensive workshop will explore techniques developed by Rio Wrenn and inspired by the ancient craft of Kalamkari from India. By using natural fibers such as silk and basic elements such as iron and various tannins we will explore the magic of printing and dyeing. This is a natural and ecological method that is quick in its results and has low impact on our environment. 

Rio's class will be held in the newly renovated textile lab at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the art building adjacent to Art and Design West Gallery where the FTIO exhibit will be on display. 

No experience is necessary to participate in this workshop except knowledge of basic hand sewing.   

Registration for the workshop will be limited to 15 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. To get on our list to receive registration form, detailed information, pricing and materials list required for workshop, along with links for lodging and local attractions, please email your full name, mailing address, and request to Patricia Vivod at 


Workshop: Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24, 10 am to 5 pm
Levels of expertise for workshop: All levels welcome

Artist talk and opening reception of FTIO on Friday, August 22, 5 to 9 pm.

Rio will be present at the opening reception and will participate along with Elizabeth Adams-Marks and Pat Vivod in the artist talk during the evening around 7 pm. 

I just learned a few days ago that registration for the workshop will be handled through SIUE directly.  We are working out the details to get it online this week.

Please do contact me at the email above to request the registration packet so you have the complete information.  The packet will include the online website where you'll be able to register and pay for the workshop.  As soon as the class is online I will also make the url available here and on the FTIO blog so you can go directly there to register.  However I still advise that you write me for a complete information packet. 


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