Tuesday, June 23, 2015

From Surface Design to the Stitched Mark: Class at the Red Spirit Retreat Center

"Une Petite Rien" by Jennifer
Gould, paper towel, mono-
printed, hand embroidered

I'll be teaching "From Surface Design to the Stitched Mark" at the Red Spirit Retreat Center in Ganges/Fennville, just south of Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan, on Sat./Sunday, Aug. 15-16, 2015, following the "Indigo and Shibori" class the previous weekend.  The info is up on the www.theRedSpirit.com with explanations and fees.  Hope you can take part.
"Clouds and Rain" 2012 by Jennifer Gould,
rayon monoprinted, hand embroidered

Indigo with a Twist: Class at The Red Spirit

Indigo dyed fabric showing possibilities of multiple
colors when using colored cellulose fabrics.
I'll be teaching "Indigo with a Twist: Dyeing Blue with Shibori" at the Red Spirit retreat center in Ganges/Fennville, just south of Saugatuck and Douglas, Michigan, on Sat./Sunday, August 8-9.  The info is up on the www.theRedSpirit.com website with explanations and fees.  Hope you can join us that day!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jennifer Gould Designs on Facebook

Bird Tracks in the Sky, monoprinted and embroidered

I am now on Facebook as a business and I guess have made it into the 21st century some would say!  Here's the link:  JGD on Facebook

Indigo dyed (blue on top) and printed
silk scarves

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Michigan League of Handweavers Conference

"In the Garden of the Puff Sisters"
Jennifer Gould, 2015

Sister #2

Sister #3


   The MLH conference begins this Friday, June 5 (2015), at Hope College in Holland, MI, with the opening of the exhibits at 2pm.  My participation in these is my "In the Garden of the Puff Sisters," a triptych of figures in which I used photo transferred (acetone rubbings) of selfies I took in front of my refrigerator, crimp woven cloth (see previous posts explaining this technique taught by Diane Totten) on which I transfer printed disperse dyes in bright colors as well as on deconstructed "silk" flowers.  I also have a vendor booth in which I'm selling my self-published patterns, dolls, and handprinted fabric.  The Fashion Show takes place on Friday at 7pm with $20 tickets (cash only) available at the door.
Exhibits are open and free to the public.

Fiber Art, Functional Fiber, and Fashion/Accessories Exhibits:

Friday, June 5, 2-6:30pm (all except Fashion/Accessories)
Saturday, June 6, 10am-6:30pm (including Fashion/Accessories)
Sunday, June 7, 10am-2pm

Fiber Art and Function Fiber exhibits are located on the 1st floor of Martha Miller Bldg. on Columbia Ave.

The Commercial Marketplace (with 13 vendors of yarn, roving, books, glass beads, dolls, handprinted fabric and more) is in Maas Auditorium on Columbia Ave. across from the Martha Miller Bldg.

The Fashion Exhibit takes place, starting on Saturday morning, in Graves (room 119) on College Ave.