The Farnsworth Art Museum will present a two-day workshop on surface design techniques Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11. Led by artist Trelawney O’Brien, the workshop will run 9 a.m. to noon both days in the museum’s Gamble Education Center, on the corner of Grace and Union streets.

Participants in this two-day workshop will experiment with indigo dyeing and traditional resist pattern making; and carve rubber stamps to create one-of-a-kind handprinted fabric. Cotton napkins and dishtowels will be provided; those that wish to bring extra fabric for experimentation may do so.

O'Brien of Rockport is a textile-based artist who has been teaching at the Farnsworth since 2011, offering classes for kids and adults. When she is not teaching, she is in her studio, creating handpainted and naturally dyed fabric designs for her company, treyummy, and creating public art installations; to see examples of her work, visit

The fee for this workshop is $110, $86 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or