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Michelle Greenhouse

Bloomington, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Michelle Greenhouse

Michelle Greenhouse leads textile workshops throughout the Twin Cities. She studied at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and graduated with a master’s degree in weaving, then worked in the corporate design industry for 20 years at Calvin Klein, Jack Lenor Larsen, and Target. Michelle also holds a master’s degree in Feng Shui and has always been inspired by Eastern aesthetic and philosophy such as mindfulness and meditation. Currently Michelle is creating her own Boro inspired fabrics, utilizing sustainability principles, mindfulness and upcycling vintage Japanese fabric.

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Current Courses Offered by Michelle Greenhouse

1 day
Teaser image for Boro + Sustainability: The Japanese Art of Repurposing Fabric

Boro + Sustainability: The Japanese Art of Repurposing Fabric

Boro is a Japanese word meaning “broken” and has now become known as Boro cloth or fabric, an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered and repaired using darning techniques such as sashiko. Boro cloth has a sense of humility and an understated…
Fri, Sep 27th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Michelle Greenhouse
3 Days
Teaser image for Japanese Folk Textile Traditions: Modern Boro-Inspired Quilts

Japanese Folk Textile Traditions: Modern Boro-Inspired Quilts

Explore several Japanese folk textile traditions while creating a large form boro-inspired quilt or wall hanging using hand dyed shibori resist fabrics, vintage Japanese fabrics and your own upcycled, recycled fabric scraps. We’ll start by learning shibori dyeing techniques Itajame (folding and clamping) and Arashi (wrapping around a pole). We’ll…
Sat, Feb 15th, 2020  –  Mon, Feb 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Michelle Greenhouse