"Bohemian Necklace Workshop" with Lone Vilnius
Friday, Feb 24, 2017, !0:00 am to 3:00 pm
Suzi Brown's Studio, between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon

"Alternative Embellishments Workshop" with Lorraine Glessner
July 12 - 15, 2017
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
West Valley, UT

The workshop is now full and registration is closed, however you can add your name to a waiting list by contacting either workshop co-chair. This workshop focuses on the stitch as both mark and structure to alter, enrich and transform surfaces of pliable materials. While exploring traditional surface applications such as machine and hand embroidery, unconventional materials will be explored.
Please see Flyer for detailed description and sign up information, as well as the supply list.




October 31 - November 2, 2016

"Anita Mayer Workshop "
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT

The dynamic Anita Mayer led us in constructing a unique, multilayered, Mosaic scarf. We explored fabric painting, quilting, beading, and hand stitching as we collage and layer materials between delicate, hand painted, organza net.
To learn more about Anita Mayer look for her fiber work, articles, and books on the internet (she doe not have her own website) or view her DVD, available from the USDG library.
Please refer to the workshop informational flyer here. The Registration Form can be found here.

September 20 - 24, 2016
"Human Marks Workshop"
Dorothy Caldwell

"The marks we make record time and human energy. Working with paper and cloth, this workshop will examine different kinds of marks, including stitching, resist and batik, discharge, drawn and painted marks and more unconventional marks, such as burning, piercing and mending. Each of these address a different aspect of physical movement and gesture that through time and repetition evolve into richly activated surfaces. Simple bookbinding techniques were demonstrated for constructing book forms and participants were able to expand on workshop experiments, applying them to their own materials and imagery." Dorothy is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and maintains an active international exhibition and teaching schedule. She has carried out research in Japan, India, Australia, the Canadian Arctic on textile traditions and is the recipient of grants and awards including the prestigious Bronfman Award given to one Canadian craftsperson each year. Her work is included in many permanent collections.

March 18-19, 2016

"Altering Cloth with Hand Stitching "
Ilze Aviks
Westminster College, Salt Lake City


December 5 - 6, 2015
"Encaustic Workshop "
Jeff Juhlin, in his downtown Salt Lake studio.

July 17 - July 18, 2015
"Batik Workshop"
Anne Munoz
Summer workshop in July! We arranged to gather at Timmy’s open air studio in the beautiful Heber
Valley with USDG member, Anne Muñoz, for two days of batik instruction and experimentation. Anne set up
pots of beeswax, eco-friendly soy wax, and procion dyes. We learned ways of applying the wax and dyes to create
brilliantly colored, patterned surfaces on cotton yardage. Visit Anne's Website to learn more about her and her work.

February 26, 27, and 28, 2015
"Color Workshop"
Sharon Alderman
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT
Please visit www.sharonalderman.com to learn more about Sharon and her work. This workshop begins at the beginning with definitions, color theory and discussion of the relationships between colors. Participants learn about color by working directly with colored papers, exploring relationships and how color perception is affected by such things as environment, value, saturation, proportion and placement. Sharon Alderman is renown artist and hand weaver.


September 15 - 18, 2014
"Monoprinted Cloth and the Stitched Mark"
Ilze Aviks
University of Utah Sandy Campus, Room 126

Monoprinting is a process used in printmaking, as well as in textiles. It simply means a one-of-a-kind print.  Using textile pigments, participants will create unique cloth for stitching and collaging. Using basic hand-stitches, we will create a series of small studies investigating the potent interaction of the stitched mark and painted cloth.  We will examine how stitching can transform cloth by enhancing color, deepening space, and creating surprising visual textures.

May 24, 2014
Thermofax Make & Take
Timmy Burton hosted hands-on Thermofax Make & Take training at her Heber studio - two sessions. One from 10:00 am to 1:00pm and another from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All members are welcome. A $5.00 charge for each participant will cover Thermofax materials.

February 8, 12 and 26, 2014

Tapestry Weaving Workshop
Deanna Baugh and Mimi Rodes
Sandy, Utah
Participants learned how to dress a loom and basic tapestry techniques such as hatching, soumak, shading twining and curves. We also looked at a number of finished tapestries and discussed the different techniques that were used to achieve a variety of effects.


September 9 - 13, 2013
Carol Soderlund
Timmy Burton's Studio, Heber, Utah

"Dyeing to Discharge"
" Using both commercial fabrics and cloth dyed specifically for discharge, the student will selectively remove and replace color,
gaining an in-depth understanding of both thiox and bleach discharge processes. Immersion with clamp and pole wrap techniques and as well as stencil, screen printing, and block printing techniques will be used to create striking imagery with complex layering of color. Illumination dyeing--the simultaneous removal and addition of color will also be explored."

July 12 - July 13, 2013
Anne Munoz

"Batik Workshop "
Anne set up pots of beeswax, eco-friendly soy wax, and procion dyes. Wel learned ways of applying the wax and
dyes to create brilliantly colored, patterned surfaces on cotton yardage.