Monday, March 5, 2012

Cavandoli 2.0 Workshop

May 5 & 6, 2012
Bemidji, Minnesota

Cavandoli is a knotting technique in which double half hitches are knotted in a continuous fashion, with no loose thread or spaces between the knots creating a woven-like tapestry. Traditionally two colors are used and patterns are created by alternating horizontal and vertical double half hitches. See earlier entry on Cavandoli and who was Valentina Cavandoli. 

Cavandoli 2.0 will take you beyond the two color limitation. A series of techniques will provide you with the tools for color control and to be able to bring a color exactly where you want it. With the use of wire armatures, vertical, horizontal and reverse double half hitches, we will create module like textile pieces. Texture and relief will be explored. The pieces we will create will be planned and structured. These modules will become the focus pieces for a beaded opera length infinity neckpiece with no clasp, or a cartouche style medallion. 

Registration for the two day workshop is $80, plus a $12 material fee (+ an extra $24 for the beads for infinity neckpiece)
-> Macrame Collective for registration

This workshop is organized by SoulCandy of Macrame Collective and made possible with funding from the Minnesota Region 2 Arts Council. If you have not visited Macrame Collective, a brand new website on macrame, you are in for a treat!  

In addition C-lon is a class sponsor providing each student with a spool of C-Lon Bead Cord for the class project as well as a full collection of C-Lon Bead Cord to share. 

This class is a bargain. So plan to join us, pack your bags and head up north in May. I look forward to going to Bemidji and teaching this class. I had fun designing the pieces for this class. I am still planning one more class project, so there will have three designs/color schemes to choose from with color variations. Keep in mind that Cavandoli is a slow process with lots of knots per square inch, so the projects will most likely not be finished in class. In the meantime, practice your double half hitches. It will make all the difference! - Marion