Cheryl Montale - Fiber


Cheryl is a weaver and textile artist with interest in creating one-of-a-kind textiles for everyday living.  From wearables to wall art and household textiles, her interest led to a study of natural dyes and surface design technique, many of which have been practiced for centuries, and are sustainable and less harmful to humans and the environment. Cheryl has studied weaving with Becky Ashendon at  Vavstuga Weaving School in Shelburne Falls, MA; natural dye and surface design techniques with Suzanne Connors at Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, FL, Maiwa School of Textiles in Vancouver, BC, and with Irit Dulman in Israel.


Find Classes with Cheryl Montale


Learn the basics and magic of indigo dyeing, using Japanese techniques to create designs on silk and cotton. Indigo, a natural plant derived dye has been in use worldwide for centuries. Japan has a long tradition of combining indigo dyeing with a variety of stitching, folding, and clamping techniques to create unique designs on silk and cotton. Complete three to four pieces to take home. Students may select from a selection of cotton and silk scarves and are welcome to bring their own fiber and clothing to dip in the vat. $20 of supplies are included in the Workshop.  Dye kits, tools and scarves may be purchased from the VAC Art Supply Store.

1-Day Workshop: 10 Spaces

Thursday, 10am-4pm