The lecture will involve an animated talk on the techniques and viewpoints of John Marshall as he approaches his unique form of textile art.

Throughout this program, John will describe his work in detail, presenting a variety of both traditional and innovative techniques realized through the use of natural dyes and rice paste resist. A wide range of slides and samples will amply serve to illustrate the discussion. In addition, John will share his business experience with those interested, and readily give pointers for increasing one’s visibility and success in the market place.

10:00 AM 

Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door john-jm-portrait-bio


Saturday Workshop:  Pagentry of Japanese Textiles

An excellent program for anyone interested in Japanese weaves and surface design techniques.

An intensive survey into all major types of weaves and surface designs produced in Japan since ancient times, including a wide range of slide illustrations as well as actual samples of the fabrics and the tools used to produce them. See the elegant techniques, feel the sensuous textures.

Mary Campbell Room – Q-84

1:30 to 5:00 PM   3 1/2 hour workshop

Class size: 40 students

$65 members, $80 guests   jm-swallows-over-peonies


Sunday Workshop:   Pagentry of Japanese Clothing Design

Fascinated by clothing as a design concept but frustrated with all the complexities of European haute couture?  This class is for you!

Beginning with a survey of Japanese classical design – simple, timeless shapes – we cover a wide range of creative concepts: how to maximize design while minimizing waste in fabric; how to make easy to wear, comfortable fitting clothing; and how to design fashions to create the most impact in the market place.

All of this is done through analyzing the simple common denominators of what is known as “ethnic” clothing.  In addition to the Japanese, we take a close look at classical Chinese, South American, African, and Middle Eastern drape to arrive at the basics of simple design for a modern Western life style.

Once the basics have been covered, John will introduce the concepts behind his own unique designs.  Followed by one-on-one work with each member of the class, you will be able to create simple, basic templates for your own creations, allowing participants to leave with a large assortment of designs with which to begin their own collections.  Ideal for artists, designers, weavers, knitters, and anyone interested in a new surge of ideas and inspiration.

The Terraces of Los Gatos,

800 Blossom Hill Road, Board room, Second Floor, Main Bldg, Los Gatos, CA. 

10:00 to 4:30 PM   6 1/2 hour workshop

Class size: 16 students

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$90 members, $105 guests   jm-plum-blossoms jm-plum-and-bamboo-flyer jm-phoenix-and-mums