Weaving Words

3-Day Workshop

Monday, July 5 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Lettering • Design • Drawing • Journaling • Painting • Book Arts

Weaving Words by Marina Soria
Weaving Words by Marina Soria
Weaving Words by Marina Soria
Weaving Words by Marina Soria
Weaving Words by Marina Soria

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Description

In the words of the famous Argentine historian, Ruth Corcuera, “textile art will be the means to tell us through colors and designs that the world can be read through symbols, as in a written text. In the great American cultures these symbols were a kind of lingua franca and textiles a major art with many roles, among them to express that where words did not suffice.“ This didn’t happen only in great American cultures but all over the world. Inspired in traditional textiles we will try to rescue their weaving technique, designs, graphics, motifs and color palettes. We will search for the color scheme, predominant & complimentary colors and accents. Study their designs, the character of line and drawings, the texture and pattern in order to mingle and blend calligraphy with the textile arts. It’s my intention to share with you my own experimentations and findings and hope you will find new solutions to you calligraphic compositions from this new perspective. We will add stitches and even make books with the use of the sowing machine. So, let’s start weaving words!

Supplies

Bring a couple of your favorite experimental alphabets you may have developed in some other workshop, or any calligraphy with a personal twist. Remember, we will develop the concepts of texture/text/textile.

You will need to bring some fabrics of your choice, or various color photocopies of textiles. This can be the whole design or a simple detail. You may also photocopy different types of textiles like weaving; knitting; crochet; quilts; braided, knotted, or embroidery work.

Consider looking for simple designs with not many colors, we will reduce them into no more than 6.

TOOLS:

  • Some of your favorite ruling, cola, folded, parallel and/or automatic pens. Copperplate, Speedball B, and special effect nibs like the Mitchell/Rexel scroll, or music nibs.
  • Several round brushes for painting and writing. Numbers between 2 & 6. Pentel brush.
  • Dropper or pippets. Artliner or Fineline applicators or syringe with needle.
  • Any type of device to prevent tools and brushes from rolling all over the place.

INK/COLORS:

  • Watercolor or gouache in tubes or pans in the colors of your textiles. No more than 6 colors plus white and walnut ink.
  • Two buckets for water, for pale & dark colors. Palette to prepare colors and pipettes to collect them. Five containers with lids to store prepared colors.

PAPER:

  • Some sheets of your favorite layout paper. Twenty sheets of paper – A4, letter, or approximately the same size depending on the best use of your paper.
  • Good quality paper for final pieces. You could either purchase a block, or have your pages cut in advance from an Arches Text Wove sheet or a Rives BFK paper. From a sheet of 22” x 30” you get 8 pages of 8” x 11”.
  • If not, consider a light weight watercolor paper with a smooth surface. Light paper is anything less than 140 lb/300 gsm. A couple of sheets of tracing paper. Paper towels or rags.
  • Pencil, eraser. Paper tape, UHU glue stick, double stick tape. Masking fluid. Colored pencils – if water soluble, better.
  • A portable light table would be very useful. If you don’t have one you could bring a portable easel with a light underneath to be able to trace in a comfortable way would work.

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS WE MAY, OR MAY NOT USE:

  • Fine liners like Micron, Edding, Drawliner or anything similar.
  • Embroidery needle & thread. Fusible bond, heat & bond.
  • Extra nibs to stick, sew, or glue to your work.
  • A zipper to create a book

Finally, by the end of the workshop, I will ask you to color copy, on a good quality paper, maybe the Text Wove, a couple of your works to weave them together. You will then need: A soft (A4/letter or approximate size) cardboard, 2 or 3mm thick, glue stick, straight edge metallic ruler & sharp cutter.

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WORKSHOP LINKS

YUKIMI ANNAND
Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy

PAUL ANTONIO
Fraktur In Its Glory

SUZIE BERINGER
The Unconventional Pointed Pen

GEMMA BLACK
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence

TROY BOOKS
Itty Bitty Books

IVAN CASTRO
Basic Rudolf Koch:
Blackletter Und Neuland

MARCO CHIOINO
In Search of the Essential

ANNIE CICALE
Value Contrast: Exploring the Grey Areas
Word Meets Image on the Page

BARBARA CLOSE
Letters & Blossoms
Graphite Explorations

SUZANNE CUNNINGHAM
Beginning Copperplate Script

JUDY DETRICK
A Letter and a Rectangle

CAROL DUBOSCH
Ben Shahn Lettering
Bone Script: Bookhand with a Twist
Stamp Carving

DEBORAH DUTTON
Buttonhole Art Journal

JOANNE FINK
Contemporary Ensō Circles
Expressions of Faith

JESSIE FORA
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering

MARCIA FRIEDMAN
Morphing Monograms

CONNIE FURGASON
Season Leaves Booklet

RISA GETTLER
(M) Painting Knotty Letters
Visigothic Versals

TAMER GHONEIM
Gothic Lettering Magic with Procreate
Blackletter Circles on Steroids
Hand-Lettered Abstract Paintings

CLAUDIO GIL
Bruta LaGrafia, Calligraphy Beyond Styles 2-Day

MIKE GOLD
Breaking the Rules
Spontaneous Creation
(M) Variations in A

KEN HARRIS
Medieval Illuminating Techniques
Traditional Raised & Burnished Gilding

HEATHER HELD
The Glittering Vine
Victorian Frames & Labels

NANCY HILLS
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots

THOMAS HOYER
Dynamic Textures
Ruling Pens Beyond the Rules
The Alchemist’s Magic

CARRIE IMAI
Playful Letters
Mark My Words
(T) Mastering Italic
(M) Blame It On The Tools

GINA JONAS
Moto: Movement and Touch
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique

ALINE KAORI
Mix and Match:
Calligraphy & Lettering as Design Tools

BILL KEMP
Engrosser's Script

SALMAN KHATTAK
French Roundhand
Introduction to Riqa Calligraphy (Arabic)
(M) Pen to Pixels
(M) Lines & Tines

ROB LEUSCHKE
Tool2Type

MARTA MAPELLI
Expressive Pointed Italic
Pointed Brush

HEATHER MARTINEZ
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!

ELIZABETH MCKEE
Pointed Brush for Beginners

GUI MENGA
Mix and Match:
Calligraphy & Lettering as Design Tools

HOLLY MONROE
Decorated Letters
Italic Lettering - Basics & Beyond
(M) The Business of Calligraphy
(M) Lettering on Vellum

SUZANNE MOORE
In the Glow of Gouache
Page Dazzle: Patent Leaf Gilding

BARRY MORENTZ
Morphing Monograms

LORNA MULLIGAN
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint

MICHELE NIDENOFF
(M) Decorative Borders w/Simple Tools
(M) Watercolor & Lettering with Masking Techniques

AMY NIELSEN
(M) A Handwriting Called Petrarch

CORA PEARL
Monoline Lettering with a 'B' Nib
Monoline Lettering Techniques
(T) Foundation Tune-up Class
Hand Lettering with the Folded Pen

SALLY PENLEY
Sensational Sumi!
(M) Pastel Dusting Technique
(M) Pleated Scroll Book

JAN PICKETT
Creative Colour for All Occasions
Embossing with Extra Pizazz!
Letters Unlimited

ALI RICCARDO
Graffiti Writing - The New York Lesson
Rudolf Says

ROBBIE SASLOW
(M) Playing With Pens & Pencils
Round & Robust: Exploring Uncial
Simple & Semitic

LINDA SCHNEIDER
The Graceful Marker: Pointed Brush Script
Calligraphy on the Go!
Calligraphy on the Go! Writing On Glass

CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy

MARINA SORIA
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape
Weaving Words

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN
Cold Wax Calligraphic Abstracts
Markmaking, Words & Art
(M) Calligraphy & Mark Making with the Gel Plate
(M) Mini Book Madness

JANET TAKAHASHI
The Art of Miniature Painting & Lettering

NINA TRAN
Flourishes Unraveled

JERRY TRESSER
(M) The Techniques and Secrets to Raised Gilding

ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals

MARK VAN STONE
Versals
Versals & White Vine Decoration

JURGEN VERCAEMST
Colorful Lettering Composition

JULIE WILDMAN
Akim Variations and Long Compositions
Alphabet Book
The Inside Curve Alphabet

ELEANOR WINTERS
Copperplate Boot Camp
Gothicized Italic