Textiles + Fiber

  • Needle Felting / Jul 19-Aug 23 • TXWK172W87

    Explore the artistic potential of needle-felted wool. Instruction includes techniques for creating detailed freestanding sculptures from wool with an emphasis on animal statuettes. Bring reference images of your favorite animals, wild or domesticated. Supplies provided. Artwork by Wendy Kamai

    Wendy Kamai  
    Jul. 19-Aug. 23
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    Wed 6-9pm (6 sessions) Past_exhib_sp17_adult_tx_10
  • Ho‘omo‘omo‘o: To Beat Wauke Soaked in Sea Water • TXDT172W78

    Learn different ways Hawaiians processed kapa after the fermentation process and pound your own piece of fermented kapa. The fermenting process breaks down the fibers to prepare them for the second beating. It sometimes causes the kapa to smell very strongly and is something...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Jun. 11-Jun. 11
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    Sun 1–4pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_tx_04
  • Ohe Kapala / Apr 10 • TXDT171W75

    Workshop • Mon 6-9pm • Apr 10 • 1 session • $50 + $20 supply fee paid to instructor • Room 101 Learn the basics of designing, carving and printing with the Hawaiian ‘ohe kapala, or carved bamboo stamp. Possibly influenced in part by the finely design...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Apr. 10-Apr. 10
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    Mon 6–9pm Past_exhib_class_canceled
  • Independent Weaving • TXCL172W10

    Floor looms are available for weavers. There is no formal instruction but beginners can expect help from volunteers. Participants must provide their own materials. Supply Fee: $15 supply fee paid to instructor Image by Carol Lerseth

    Carol Lerseth  
    May. 16-Aug. 22
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    Tue 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Pacific Island Patterns • TXSA172W82

    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  
    Jul. 10-Jul. 31
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    Mon 6–9pm (4 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_tx_09
  • Shibori & Indigo Dyeing • TXGT172W09

    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 list Supply Fee: $35 supply fee paid to instructor Ar...

    Gail Toma  
    Aug. 5-Aug. 26
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    Sat 10am–1pm (4 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_tx_10
  • Indigo Submerged • TXNB172W79

    On view at the museum May 18 to September 3 is Noorjehan Bilgrami: Under the Molsri Tree, an exhibition of photomontages depicting the artist’s family history as well as small installations using shibori, an art using natural indigo dyes that she learned in Japan. Now you have the exciting ...

    Noorjehan Bilgrami  
    May. 13-May. 13
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    Sat 9am–3pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_tx_06
  • Ohe Kapala / Jun 5 • TXDT172W81

    Learn the basics of designing, carving and printing with the Hawaiian ‘ohe kapala, or carved bamboo stamp. Possibly influenced in part by the finely designed patterns in modern cloth, Hawaiian kapa makers began creating and using intricately carved bamboo stamps to decorate t...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Jun. 5-Jun. 5
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    Mon 6–9pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_tx_08
  • The Art of Hawaiian Kapa Making / May 22 • TXDT172W76

    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 wi...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    May. 22-May. 22
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    Mon 6–9pm (1 session) Past_exhib_kapa_delani_tanahy
  • The Art of Hawaiian Kapa Making / Aug 14 • TXDT172W767

    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 ...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    Aug. 14-Aug. 14
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    Mon 6–9pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_tx_01
  • Lauhala / Jul 12 • TXWK172W83

    Lauhala weaving is a treasured Hawaiian craft. Mathematical and creative, weaving teaches students patience. Instruction includes the history of lauhala, the preparation of hala leaves (cleaning, softening, stripping leaves, and making a kuka‘a), and weaving techniques. Students create th...

    Wendy Kamai  
    Jul. 12-Jul. 12
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    Wed 6pm–9pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_tx_02
  • Ho‘omo‘omo‘o: To Beat Wauke Soaked in Sea Water • TXDT171W68

    Workshop • Mon 6-9pm • May 8 • 1 session • $50 +$20 supply fee paid to Instructor • Room 101 Learn different ways Hawaiian kapa was processed after the fermentation process and pound your own piece of fermented kapa. The fermenting process breaks down the fibers to ...

    Dalani Tanahy  
    May. 8-May. 8
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    Mon 6-9pm Past_exhib_class_canceled
  • Lauhala / Jul 30 • TXWK172W84

    Lauhala weaving is a treasured Hawaiian craft. Mathematical and creative, weaving teaches students patience. Instruction includes the history of lauhala, the preparation of hala leaves (cleaning, softening, stripping leaves, and making a kuka‘a), and weaving techniques. Students create ...

    Wendy Kamai  
    Jul. 30-Jul. 30
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    Sun 10am–1pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_tx_02
  • Lauhala / Aug 20 • TXWK172W85

    Lauhala weaving is a treasured Hawaiian craft. Mathematical and creative, weaving teaches students patience. Instruction includes the history of lauhala, the preparation of hala leaves (cleaning, softening, stripping leaves, and making a kuka‘a), and weaving techniques. Students create ...

    Wendy Kamai  
    Aug. 20-Aug. 20
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    Sun 10am–1pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_tx_02
  • Needle Felting / May 31-July 5 • TXWK172W86

    Explore the artistic potential of needle-felted wool. Instruction includes techniques for creating detailed freestanding sculptures from wool with an emphasis on animal statuettes. Bring reference images of your favorite animals, wild or domesticated. Supplies provided. Artwork by Wendy Kamai

    Wendy Kamai  
    May. 31-Jul. 5
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    Wed 6–9pm (6 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_tx_03
  • Lauhala / Apr 26 • TXWK171W71

    Workshop • Wed 6p-9p • Apr 26 • 1 session • $30 + $10 supply fee paid to instructor • Room 202 Lauhala weaving is a treasured Hawaiian craft. Mathematical and creative, weaving teaches students patience. Instruction includes the history of lauhala, the preparation o...

    Wendy Kamai  
    Apr. 26-Apr. 26
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    Wed 6p-9p Past_exhib_class_canceled