Spend a Saturday making beautiful marbled fabrics for your next quilting or art project. The fabric selection is all cotton with yards and yards of white and solid colors ready to be marbled. This technique can produce lovely patterns in either traditional or contemporary styles, with figurative elements like flowers, hearts, fish, or go with abstract shapes. With custom color choices and a personal marbling vat, each participant will complete yards of personal designs.
We’ll focus on the Turkish form of Water Marbling, “Ebru”, using carrageenan to thicken our water bath. Cotton yardage in sizes: (11″x15″), (15″x23″), and (24″x24″) inches.
All materials are included. Dress for a mess, and bring a bagged lunch. All skill levels are welcome!
Instructor: Cristina Hajosy
Cristina Hajosy is a mixed media artist, art educator and designer based in Greater Boston. She is the owner of Hajosy Arts (hajosyarts.com), an art studio of photography, printmaking, book arts, and historical decorative arts, especially paper marbling and paste paper. She is the co-founder and president of New England Book Artists (newenglandbookartists.org). Her work strives to foster understanding and personal growth through book arts education and the creation of beautifully challenging and personally satisfying art. Her passion for marbling began with paper, specifically to be used in the context of bookbinding. It swiftly moved to fabrics, textiles, wood and found objects. She finds marbled patterns can be conceptualized into mixed media contexts in unique ways. Often feminist, body-related, and occasionally narrative, her marbled artworks take this traditional craft into a contemporary, often turbulent place.
Class Size: Minimum 4 // Maximum 8
Price: Member $160 // Non Member $175 – There is a $40 material fee per person due to the instructor at the time of class.