Fall/Winter 2018 Workshop Series
Spore Printing: A Mushroom’s Unique Mark
with instructor Kyla Sjogren
This workshop is divided into 2 parts with a break in between. Please plan to attend both parts of the class:
1st part of the class: 11am – 1pm
2nd part of the class: 4pm-5:30pm
Individual mushroom spores are tiny and cannot be seen with the naked eye. Spores can become visible on mature mushrooms by the process of spore printing. In this hands-on workshop explore methods of Spore Printing with locally foraged fungus. The materials fee of this workshop includes high quality Arches Textwove paper and a special plant dyed paper for each student. Please be prepared for a possible short walk in nature to collect materials.
Strongly influenced by a blue-collar work ethic and the southern cotton fields surrounding her youth, Kyla Sjogren is a textile designer who passionately works towards awareness of material consumption in the apparel industry. In 2011, she moved from Northwest Florida to Portland to document the viability of making sustainable wool garments in the Northwest region of the US. She initiated the process from start to finish: from raising sheep, processing wool, spinning and weaving, to natural dyeing and garment design.
Kyla’s work to create a sustainable system for textile and clothing production continues through collaborations with Northwest fashion designers, her industry experience working with Pendleton Woolen Mills and Columbia Sportswear, and teaching workshops in the Pacific Northwest. Her goal is to educate through creating material with meaning, and to initiate skepticism/investigation into the origins and conditions of where our clothing is grown and manufactured.
Sjogren is a graduate of the PNCA/OCAC Applied Craft and Design MFA program in Portland, Oregon. To see more of Kyla’s work, please visit her website at www.pastoraltextiles.com.
COST: $30 plus a $20 materials fee (Please pay materials fee directly to the instructor.)
BRING: All supplies provided. Please feel free to bring any snack you may need for the duration. Coffee, tea and water provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes ok for a possible short nature walk.
This workshop is for students age 9 years old and up. 12 students max.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542
The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644
This class is part of the Fall/Winter 2018 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.
This class is also part of the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration on the Long Beach Peninsula. “This celebration is a culinary and cultural event honoring the Pacific Northwest’s delectable, edible wild mushrooms. The six-week celebration features expert-led hikes through an Oregon state park, chef-inspired menus at some of the Long Beach Peninsula’s finest restaurants and lodging specials at acclaimed inns and vacation rentals.”~www.wildmushroomcelebration.com