Textiles + Fiber

  • The Art of Hawaiian Kapa Making • TXDT181L74

    Making kapa, the fiber/paper/cloth used by Polynesians, Asians, South Americans and Africans, is a time- and resource-heavy art. Learn about the arts and skills necessary to create fine Hawaiian kapa. Using traditional tools, you will strip and pound your own piece of wauke bark and color it with...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Apr. 2-Apr. 30
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    Mon 6–9pm ( 5 sessions) Past_exhib_tx_1
  • Basketry • TXGT181L75

    Introduction to the basic skills, techniques, and concepts needed to create beautiful, functional baskets. Students learn to use natural, manmade, and local materials and incorporate a number of weaving techniques. The materials fee covers two pounds of reed, miscel, and other fibers. This class...

    Gail Toma  
    Jan. 24-May. 4
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    Fri 9am–noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_tx_2
  • Intro to Silk and Cotton Dying • TXSL181L01

    Want to create a colorful silk scarf? Want to give new life to that old white t-shirt you just can’t throw away? Channel your inner 70s flower child and explore the world of procion dyes, which work on natural fibers such as silk and cotton. In the class we will dye two silk scarves learnin...

    Sidney Lynch  
    Feb. 10-Feb. 10
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    Sat 9am–noon (1 session) Past_exhib_tx_3
  • Intro to Weaving • TXHH181L76

    This one-session workshop taught by members of the Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui  allows students to explore weaving with floor looms. This is a great introduction to see if students are interested in a longer weaving class. All supplies provided.

    Handweaver's Hui  
    Dec. 30-Dec. 30
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    Sat 1–4pm (1 session) Past_exhib_tx_4
  • Kahili and Feather Lei • TXBH181L77

    Gain a solid feather lei-making foundation from acclaimed featherwork artist Boris Huang. Students will create feather lei using modern materials in a traditional poepoe style. Instruction includes demonstrations of lei-making techniques and individual coaching. Feather lei making is very time co...

    Boris Huang  
    Apr. 1-Apr. 8
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    Sun 9am–noon (2 sessions) Past_exhib_tx_5
  • Lauhala: Ribbon Bracelet / Mar 7 • TXLL181L78

    In this introductory cultural workshop to Hawaiian fiber arts you’ll learn hot to make a Ka apolima lauhala lipine” (basic lauhala and satin ribbon bracelet).  Instruction includes basic Hawaiian language terms related to ulana lauhala (pandanus weaving), Hawaiian cultural prot...

    Lufi Luteru  
    Mar. 7-Mar. 7
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    Wed 6–8pm (1 session) Past_exhib_tx_6
  • Lauhala: Ribbon Bracelet / Apr 11 • TXLL181L79

    In this introductory cultural workshop to Hawaiian fiber arts you’ll learn hot to make a Ka apolima lauhala lipine” (basic lauhala and satin ribbon bracelet).  Instruction includes basic Hawaiian language terms related to ulana lauhala (pandanus weaving), Hawaiian cultural ...

    Lufi Luteru  
    Apr. 11-Apr. 11
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    Wed 6-8pm (1 session) Past_exhib_tx_6
  • Lauhala: Star Ornament • TXLL181L80

    In this introductory cultural workshop to Hawaiian Fiber Arts, you’ll learn how to make a ka wehi hōkū (lauhala star ornament)  Instruction includes  basic Hawaiian language terms related to ulana lauhala (pandanus weaving), Hawaiian cultural protocols concerning lauhala harvestin...

    Lufi Luteru  
    Mar. 28-Mar. 28
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    Wed 6–8pm (1 session) Past_exhib_tx_7
  • Mixed Media Surface Design • TXLT181L81

    Explore printing, stamping, painting, dyeing and layering fabrics to create unique surface designs on fabric. Paints, dyes, carving stamps and sample fabrics are provided. This class will visit the Museum galleries to study the collection for inspiration. Supply fee: $20 paid to instructor Art...

    Liz Train  
    Apr. 2-May. 7
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    Mon 9am–noon (6 sessions) Past_exhib_tx_8
  • Pacific Island Patterns • TXSA181L82

    Learn to draw contemporary Pacific patterns from one of O‘ahu’s most acclaimed tattoo artists. Class includes step-by-step exercises and discussion of the history and culture of Pacific island patterns used in tattoos, textiles and carving. Students will print a lavalava with patter...

    Sua Suluape Toetu‘u Aisea  
    Feb. 19-Mar. 12
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    Mon 6–9pm (4 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_tx_10
  • Sashiko Stitching • TXJH181L83

    This simple Japanese running stitch was traditionally used to stitch together indigo fabric scraps with elaborate patterns of tortoise shells or clouds. Students stitch traditional patterns and apply the technique to renew clothing, bedding, or interior accessories. Prerequisite: Ability to sew a...

    June Hirano  
    Feb. 4-Feb. 11
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    Sun 9am–noon (2 sessions) Past_exhib_tx_10
  • Shibori • TXGT181L84

    This class combines classical and innovative modern methods of tie-dye with the magical qualities of indigo dye. Basics of traditional and contemporary styles and techniques are covered. Sampling and experimentation are encouraged. Supply fee: $35 supply fee paid to instructor Supply List Artw...

    Gail Toma  
    Feb. 17-Mar. 10
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    Sat 9am–noon (4 sessions) Past_exhib_tx_11
  • Weaving • TXLT181L85

    Beginners learn the basics of weaving, including setting up and warping the loom. Students weave a sampler to learn a variety of techniques and then plan finished projects. Supply fee: $15 supply fee paid to instructor Additional information Artwork by Liz Train

    Liz Train  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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    Tue 6–9pm (14 session) Past_exhib_tx_12