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Meet textile experts at Textile Day by BMA
Apr '09
Meet textile experts and participate in workshops and demonstrations exploring lace, embroidery, batik, beading, rug hooking, and many other aspects of the fiber arts. No registration required, please arrive early on Sunday, May 17, as space is limited.

Textile Day is supported by the BMA's Jean and Allan Berman Textile Fund.

Scheduled Demonstrations/Presentations
- Screen and Block Printing with Sarah Templin
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of screen printing and block printing on fabric, including developing the design, making the print negative, and printing on fabric.

- Antique Textiles with Caroline Hottenstein
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein shares her collection of antique hand-sewing tools and links them to different types of needlework. See fine examples of antique -lace, embroidery, linens, beadwork, and clothing, and hear about the historical importance of needlework in women's lives.

- Indigo Dyeing with Louise Wheatley
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Explore the dramatic and complex chemical process of indigo dyeing during this workshop. Learn about the plants that produce indigo and how to prepare an indigo dye pot, then see how color blooms on a piece of cloth that has been dipped into the dye.

- Batik Printing with Kathy Strauss
3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Join artist Kathy Strauss for a demonstration and talk about the history and art of batik printing, one of the oldest forms of fabric dyeing.

- Woodblock Printing with Jules Burrowes
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Join artist Jules Burrowes as she demonstrates the process of creating relief wood blocks, then uses them to print on fabric.

Exhibitors/Ongoing Demonstrations
-African-American Quilters of Baltimore
-Baltimore Appliqué Society
-Baltimore Embroiderers' Guild
-Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild
-Penny Bamford, Textile artist
-Chesapeake Region Lace Guild
-Tassey Mariani, Rug Hooking
-Gail Rudisill, Rug Hooking with Recycled Objects
-Judy Shapiro, Beading
-Martha Simons, Textile artist
-Diane Tuckman, Silk Artist
-The Weaver's Guild of Greater Baltimore
-Lyndie Vantine, Textile artist
-Laura Vernon-Russell, Textile artist

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