Creating Digital Fabric
$30 includes extensive PDF & printed instructional materials and materials for surface play.
All levels. Digital Fabric has some required pre-workshop preparation. Click this link to go to a document that describes what preparation is necessary and answers some frequently asked questions about the class.
Digital imaging and printing options put custom textile design opportunities just a few clicks away. In this workshop, you’ll print designs with common home office equipment and produce files to upload to print-on-demand services. We’ll use creativity exercises and hands-on surface design play to create source material to photograph with your digital camera, then transform those images with Gimp, a versatile open source software program you can download for free. You don’t have to be a computer expert to enjoy this class, but you do need to bring a laptop computer and know how to save images from your camera to the computer (and find them again). Pre-workshop preparation (required) involves downloading and installing software and watching orientation videos and screencasts. A materials fee of $30 includes fabrics and surface design media, use of printer, and extensive handouts.
(See tech specs, pre-class preparation and FAQs at donnakallner.blogspot.com/p/workshops.html ).
Students should bring:
• laptop computer, power cord and surge protector
• external mouse for your laptop
• digital camera, battery charger, and the camera’s manual
• USB interface cable or card reader for uploading images from camera to computer
• USB data stick (a.k.a. thumb drive) labeled or tagged with your name
• a non-spill beverage container to protect your neighbor’s electronics as well as your own
In Donna’s work, ancient textile techniques and old-school natural dyeing combine with new-school surface design and digital technologies to tell timeless stories. As a fiber arts teacher and writer, Donna helps others share their own stories in their own unique ways. Learn more at www.donnakallner.com