Manipulating Fabric: Flowers, Frippery &
Fascinators with Janice Jakielski

Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street. Houston, Texas 77002 (Map)

In this one-day hands-on workshop, artist Janice Jakielski will teach students a wide variety of hand-sewn fabric-manipulation techniques, including flower construction, pleating, tucking, gathering and layering materials, to create unique hair fascinators (hair adornments).  Students will have the opportunity to experiment with a large range of methods, from traditional Japanese Kanzashi folded petals to free-form intuitive designs. All materials are included but students are encouraged to bring scraps of their favorite fabrics, ribbon, feathers and other embellishments.  Workshop includes a 30-minute lunch break.

Janice Jakielski’s solo exhibition, Constructing Solitude, will be on view at HCCC January 25 – May 5, 2013, in the small gallery. Jakielski was born in Maytown, Pennsylvania, and currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she is a visiting artist at Alberta College of Art & Design. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramic Art and Design at Alfred University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Jakielski has been an artist-in-residence at numerous programs around the U.S. and has shown her distinctive work at the Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA; The Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR; Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY; Vertigo Artspace, Denver, CO; and the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Read more about her work here.

$150 + $30 materials fee (HCCC member discounts apply to tuition)

*Please note: No refunds will be made after registration deadline, unless workshop does not meet minimum enrollment and is cancelled. In that case, enrolled participants will be contacted and reimbursed by HCCC.

Beginner to Advanced. No sewing experience required.
Ages 18+

** Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 20 at 4:00 PM **

Online registration closed.

Above: Hand-sewn flower details by Janice Jakielski.  Photos courtesy the artist.