Workshops

Finger Crochet Jam with Ramekon O’Arwisters

Hosted by Museum of Craft and Design


Tuesday, September 8, 2020
11 am – 1 pm PST

Explore the traditional and communal practice of finger crochet as part of ACC’s San Francisco Bay Area Craft Week. In this free online workshop brought to you by Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco-based fabric artist Ramekon O’Arwisters will lead participants in a Finger Crochet Jam where they will create a wearable or sculptural piece of their own design using reused and repurposed fabric strips. No need to buy anything new!

 

Participants are encouraged to arrive at the online event already familiar with the finger crochet technique. We will provide teaching videos in advance to those registered.

 

This workshop is free to attend. Registration is limited to 50 people. You will be emailed communications on how to attend the workshop after you sign up.

What you’ll need for this workshop:

• Used or surplus fabric in multiple weights, colors, and patterns

• Yarn

• Ribbon

• Scissors 

• Optional add-ons: felt, pipe cleaners, embroidery floss, string, cord, tulle, wool roving

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Ramekon O’Arwisters is a fabric artist based in San Francisco and the founder of Crochet Jam, a community art project rooted in a cherished childhood memory of his – one that's steeped in the African American tradition of weaving in a calm and non-judgmental environment without rules or limitations. Crochet Jams bring people together to participate in crocheting large free-form rag rugs in public, fostering a creative culture through cooperative relationships.


Pop-Up Paper Techniques with San Francisco Center for the Book

Hosted by Museum of Craft and Design


Wednesday, September 9, 2020
11 am – 1 pm PST

Try your hand at paper craft as part of ACC’s San Francisco Bay Area Craft Week. Join San Francisco Center for the Book artist-instructor Bettina Pauly online for a free hands-on workshop exploring pop-up paper techniques – brought to you by the Museum of Craft and Design. Participants will transform ordinary paper into inviting, dynamic forms through cutting and folding, resulting in three pop-up cards. These techniques can then be used to experiment with decorative or colorful paper. 


This workshop is suitable for all ages, and youth eight and up are invited to participate with adult assistance. This workshop is free to attend. Registration is limited to 50 people. You will be emailed communications on how to attend the workshop after you sign up.


What you’ll need for this workshop:

• Bone folder

• X-ACTO knife and/or scissors

• Metal triangle

• Pencil

• Cutting mat

• Regular 8.5 x 11 in. copy paper cut in half to 8.5 x 5.5 in. (colorful paper is also an option)


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Bettina Pauly lives in San Francisco as a book artist and works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn, and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.