Freeform Designs: This class will explore the paper and pencil method of design. You will make the pattern then put it to fabric – You will be working with raw edge applique. At the end of the class you will have a one of a kind piece. 1 day — 6 hours.
Random Design: You will ignore all the rules with this method of design, and it can be used for either an art piece or wearable art — Grab that fabric and cut – sew and cut again — It is fun the see the shapes and colors that come forth. 1 day — 6 hours
Where is my Quilt: Upcycle is the new word — lets make a one of a kind garment. Do you have an old quilt, one stuffed in a corner or packed away – something you don’t like? You will combine old and new fabrics using a pattern of your choice. Great thing about this method is that when you are done it is quilted. 1 or 2 day – 6 hours each day.
One of a Kind Garment: You will be using a commercial pattern either for a coat, vest, or jacket (your choice) and will learn to build on a foundation. You will use piecing, flipping, raw edge and placement to design this garment. Fusing, beads, surface design, yarn will help you to build a “one of a kind garment”. 1 or 2 day – 6 hours each day.
Surface Design: Learn how to enhance your garments or quilts by using foils, paints, silk screening, stamping, couching and other processes. Suggestions: make a garment, upcycle from the thrift store or your favorite piece that needs a new life. 1 day – 6 hours.
Easy Silk-screening: This class is designed as a technique only class or technique in the morning and wall piece in the afternoon. I use a 3M machine to cut stencils of your chosen design then you learn the how to part. We will be using thicken dyes and fabric paints. 1 day – 6 hour.
HAND DYED FABRICS:
Fabric dyeing: This class will focus on graduation dye pots. Learn the basic and safety of fabric dyeing. You will explore the types of dyes and different processes for fabric dyeing. We will discuss how to discharge, overdyeing, and use resists plus discussion on surface design. You will take home 3 yards of hand dyed fabrics. 1 day – 7 hour.
Fabric Dyeing 2 Day Class: This class will follow as the 1 day class but we will be working on the process of discharge, overdyeing, resist and surface design plus some silk-screening. 2 day – 7 hours each day.
Shibori Scarf Plus: Dye paint a silk scarf in the Arashi Shibori method. This Japanese design and dye process is 100’s of years olds but still produces the most beautiful and elegant designs and surprises. No two alike. While the scarf is curing you will play with several other methods of the Shibori process. 1day – 6 hours.
LECTURE – TRUNK SHOW:
My Life as a Fabric Dyer: Do you love to fondle your fabric? Then fabric dyeing is for you. A view into the many aspects of the dye process, batiks, shibori, graduation dyeing and much more. What color are your hands today? Slide show presentation and hands on fondling. 1 1/2 hour program.
Quilts, Art Quits and Wearable Art over the Years: Travel with me as I journey through the years. One of a kind garments plus art and traditional quilt pieces. Includes what you can do with “leftover fabrics” and “recyclables”. 1 1/2 hour trunk show.