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INSTRUCTOR • IXCHEL SUAREZ 

International Tapestry Artist & CTTC Founder 

Ixchel has been a textile and fiber artist for almost 38 years. Dedicated weaver and Visual Artist that explores different materials into tapestry techniques in non-conventional ways. Throughout her career, she has been recognized on several occasions. 2009 Finalist in Stars Among Us, Oakville and 2010 Winner of Visual Arts Award, Oakville Arts Council and Government of Ontario; “Best in Show” in several occasions, recognized as an outstanding University Professor in the School of Design at Anahuac University, Lecturer and Workshop Leader.

Docent at the Textile Museum of Canada. She holds a Master Degree in Museum Studies, BA in Graphic Design, History of Art diploma, a Post-Graduate course in Contemporary Textiles in Lodz, Poland, among many courses in Natural dyes, Fashion Design and Pattern transformations, Batik and diverse reserve techniques as well as many other fiber and textile related courses.  Founder of the Textil Creativo, Textile school in 1989 in Mexico City and the Oakville Arts Studio in 2007.  She has collaborated and written in specialized publications for major textile and design magazines as well as online resources and has been featured in Art related publications. Member of the Canadian Tapestry Network, American Tapestry Alliance, World Textile Art, Handweavers Guild of America, British Tapestry Group among others; she is the President of the Oakville Handweavers and Spinners Guild. Ixchel has been a recipient of Visual Arts Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. She has presented innumerable solo and group shows and her work is shown in private and public collections in Europe, Central, and North America.

APRIL 30, 2022 

Workshop: Colour Blending Tapestry Techniques

In-Person & online via zoom

Workshop Leader: IXCHEL SUAREZ

Study basic fibres from natural to synthetic. Learn different ways to transition with threads. Have fun integrating metallic threads and paper.


Blend, blend, blend! Learn tricks and styles of tapestry gradations, and start creating different effects with colour and texture.

 

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

MATERIALS: All Materials Included

TIMES: 10 am - 2 pm 

LOCATION: Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre

                 341 Covert Hill Road, RR1, Warkworth, ON

                 K0K 3K0

FEE In Person: $100.00 + HST CDN. 

FEE Online: $ 80.00 + HST CAN

PAYMENT: Please pay through PayPal button below. 

NOTES: All materials included in Person (except lunch)

August 13, 2022 

Couleur-a-Tura: A one-day-workshop
Natural Dyes & Colour Blending 

 

Experience the wonderful world of Natural dyes with: cochineal, indigo, marigold, lobster mushroom and more. Wool, cotton, linen, silk, and other fibres ready to dye!

Join our Director and workshop Leader: Ixchel Suarez, offering this experience  at Crowe River Studio in Havelock, ON.

Blend, dye, blend, dye, blend...weave!

Lets have fun with colour.

 

LEVEL: All levels

MATERIALS: All Materials Included

TIMES: 10 am - 4 pm 

LOCATION: Kawarthas Region, Ontario, CANADA

FEES: 150.00 CDN

PAYMENT: Please pay through PayPal button below. 

AUGUST 27, 2022 

Natura Textura:
Tapestry Designing & Weaving

Introduction and principles of design and composition. Creating a woven notebook through samples based on textures.

Analysis and selection of different materials with similar techniques. An overall view of tapestry's historical background leading up to starting a true contemporary tapestry. 

Join us in this exciting experience, at Crowe River Studios, in Havelock ON.

 

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

MATERIALS: All Materials Included

TIMES: 10 am - 4 pm 

LOCATION: Crowe River Studios, Havelock, ON

FEES: $150.00 CDN

PAYMENT: Please pay through PayPal button below. 

NOTES: Please bring your lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 

Natura Textura:
Tapestry Designing & Weaving

Introduction and principles of design and composition. Creating a woven notebook through samples based on textures.

Analysis and selection of different materials with similar techniques. An overall view of tapestry's historical background leading up to starting a true contemporary tapestry. 

Join us in this exciting experience, at Crowe River Studios, in Havelock ON.

 

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

MATERIALS: All Materials Included

TIMES: 10 am - 4 pm daily

LOCATION: Crowe River Studios, Havelock, ON.

FEES: $150.00 CDN

PAYMENT: Please pay through PayPal button below. 

OCTOBER 8, 2022 

Introduction to Tapestry:

A One-Day-Workshop

Want to try something different, while learning about traditional heritage weaving? Setting warps, basic weaves, and practicing  techniques on warp and weft to make your tapestry samples.

Enjoy a class with our instructor Ixchel Suarez

LEVEL: Beginners and intermediate

MATERIALS: All Materials Included

TIMES: 10 am - 4 pm

LOCATION: Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre

FEES: $ 150.00 CDN

PAYMENT: Please pay through PayPal button below. 

NOTES: Lodging & Transportation NOT included. Airport pickup available upon request

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