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Natalie Redding
Natalie Redding is a well known artist, public figure, and Socal shepherdess. Natalie teaches her proprietary dyeing methodology and techniques, Redding Method, to people around the globe in both workshops and in live online classes. Natalie has been the subject of editorials in publications such as Vogue Knitting, Knit N Style, LA Times, Huffington Post, and more. She is also a contributing author in the industry's most prestigious publication, PLY Magazine. Beyond this, Natalie has had her own television series on Nat Geo Wild (Shear Madness) in addition to holding a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science/Agriculture.

For more about Natalie, go to namastefarms.com.

STITCHES Midwest 2018 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7123 No skills required Redding Method of Dyeing Nabori: Creating Patterns on Silk Hand-dyeing silk fabric into lovely patterns and colors is an art! The Redding Method Nabori combines multicultural methods of tying and binding the silk to result in visually interesting and creative dyed patterns. Natalie shows you the different types of silk, their history and make-up, and the most suitable methods for resist dyeing. You will create a variety of lovely fabrics and develop ideas for more when you return home.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
7132 No skills required Blending Boards: Landscapes of Color and Texture Learn to use the fiber arts industries most popular “new” tool; the blending board. Blending boards have reached such popularity due to their portability, affordability and ease of use. They are a viable alternative to the drum carder and have quickly become “all the rage.” During this course, students will learn how to make beautiful rolags, art roving (with a diz) and art batts. Included during the class are tips and secrets to making this 3 hour instructional journey beneficial in all aspects of fiber prep.