NTGM

2019-2020 Presentation


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Dawn Edwards

September 10-12, 2019

  

Lecture: "Eco/Botanical-Printing: Releasing Nature's Secrets"

Simply this is the process of extracting color from leaves and plant matter that can be printed on fabric or paper when bundled and heated, a method discovered by Textile Artist, India Flint of Australia. With eco-printing, you see the wonderful leaf prints on your piece, some, such as Eucalyptus leaves print in bright color. Eco-printing is gaining in popularity all around the world...Come and find out why.

Two 1 1/2 Day Workshop: "Intro to Eco and Medium Printing"

Class Project:

An eco-printed table runner and a medium-printed silk scarf

Sign up for: September 10 & 11th or September 10 & 12th

Day 1 - Tuesday afternoon:Become familiar with the eco-printing process. We will go over the use of mordants, prepare our dye pots, learn to make dye blankets, and prepare for dyeing on day two.
Day 2 - Wednesday or Thursday:
Morning: We will begin the day by starting our pots, and bundling our wool felt table runner with plant matter and then simmering in the traditional method of eco-printing.
Afternoon: We will explore 'Medium Printing' with our silk scarf. Medium Printing is a term used to describe the combination of eco-printing and resist dyeing through the addition of natural or acid dyes to create beautiful background color.

Class Kit Fee:

$50 includes wool felt table runner, silk scarf, written instructions, mordants, natural dyes, acid dyes, use of instructor's materials.

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshops.

  • Varieties of Eucalyptus leaves: Silver Dollar, Seeded Eucalyptus, Willow and Cinera to name just a few. Trader Joe's has Eucalyptus for $3 per bundle... a great price. A local florist may have leaves available. Eucalyptus from Michael's/Hobby Lobby, etc. ... Do not work.
  • Onion skins: We need a lot to make a great dye bath.
  • Yard leaves that work well: Rose leaves, Oak leaves, Maple leaves, Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) leaves, Redbud leaves, Catalpa leaves, Geranium leaves, Peony leaves, Black Walnut leaves/
  • One jar of red rust solution - Prepare by putting a few pieces of rusty metal, white vinegar and water in a watertight bucket outside for several weeks.
  • Strong cotton string (Butcher's/kitchen twine) that does not break when pulled (test this prior to workshop). Scissors to cut string.
  • Plastic covering for table, rubber gloves, waterproof apron, old towel and a roll of paper toweling
  • Tools: Plastic spray bottle, Sharpie permanent marker.
  • 2 wood dowels -12" in length no longer and no wider than 1-2" in diameter. Menards, Home Depot, etc.
  • 1 hollow copper pipe (12" length, 1-2" diameter) Menards, Home Depot, etc.
  • 1 piece of iron rebar (12" length, 1-2" diameter) Menards, Home Depot, etc.
  • Group Needs:

  • Four 1-gallon bottles of white vinegar.
  • Four 15" tall 40-quart pots with lids, two with steamer inserts, which fit the pots.
  • Three 5-gallon plastic buckets for mixing.
  • One Bottle of (blue) Dawn dish soap per class
  • 2 oven mitts
  • 2-3 rolls of paper towels per class
  • Drying racks

Class Maximum: 12 for each class

Workshop Fee: $79


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Najma Ma'at

October 8 & 9, 2019


Lecture: "My Fiber Art Journey"

Najma Ma'at Wilson is co-owner of Detroit Fiber Works and has been a fiber artist for over 40 years. Her interest in traditional African textiles led her to study fiber design at the College for Creative Studies, where she studied weaving, dye techniques, silk screen, and jewelry design and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. Her fiber collages are luminous examples of her intimate relationship with textile sand design. She will share with us her journey as a fiber artist and business owner promoting fiber art in our community.

 

1 1/2 Day Workshop: "Fiber Collage"


Instruction times: 12:45 - 3:30 pm Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30 pm - Doors open at 9:00.

Class Project: Fiber collage wall piece


Najma will lead you through the process of creating a unique, organic fiber collage utilizing fabrics and fibers to create a statement piece that tells your story.

Class Kit: TBD

Supply List:

Updated supply lists will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.

  • Sewing Machine with a zigzag capability in good working order and machine manual & extension cord
  • Fabrics, trims, various threads
  • Hand stitching supplies
  • Additional supplies to be determined
  • Group Needs:

    Irons - Ironing boards

Class Maximum: 18

Workshop Fee: $60


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Karen Turckes

November 12 & 13, 2019

 

Lecture & Demonstration: "Finishing Techniques for Textile Wall Art"

Once a piece of textile art is finished it can sometimes be a mystery as to how to finish and hang it on the wall. Karen will discuss several techniques for framing artwork with and without a mat. Edges can be hidden within the frame or the piece can be floating to show its edges. She will show many samples and demonstrate some of the techniques.

1 1/2 Day Workshop: "Fabric Manipulation"


Instruction times: 12:45 - 3:30 pm Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30 pm - Doors open at 9:00.

Class Project:

Using muslin and silk in neutral colors students will make a variety of 6-inch blocks which can be used for home décor (pillows, bedspreads, wall art, art quilts) or fashion (garments, cuffs, collars, pockets, accent pieces, bags and purses).
Sew, fold, gather, crinkle and be inspired to create a new look. Students learn about manipulating fabric with the tuck, pin tuck, center-cross tuck as well as endless variations on these tucks, couching, ruching, interlocking squares, flower folds, inserted trumpet flowers and texture magic.

Class Kit: $30

- Muslin and silk fabric pre-marked for fabric manipulation

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshop

  • Sewing Machine with a zigzag capability in good working order and machine manual & extension cord
  • Edge guide or quilting guide that attaches to your machine
  • Feet, (if you have them): 1/4 inch quilting foot - couching foot (or a foot meant for decorative stitching i.e. one that has a grove or some space under the foot for thick stitching or a blind hemstitch foot, open-toe foot, cording foot or pearls n' piping foot. - Pin tuck foot
  • Tools: Ruler - Sewing Gauge - Thread trimmers - Seam ripper - Fabric scissors - Pinking Shears
  • Pins & Needles: Straight pins - Universal or sharp # 12 needle - 2/80 twin needle for pin tucking - hand sewing needles
  • Ivory thread 1 large spool or 2 small - 2 bobbins already filled with extra ivory thread
  • Chair cushion
  • Optional: Bias Bars
  • Group Needs:

    Low wattage irons - Ironings boards - muslin to cover boards - two buckets

Class Maximum: 18

Workshop Fee: $60


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Whistlestop

December 10, 2019

A Scrappy Day

(With Sit & Stitch)

$5.00 - Members Only

Instruction time: 9:30-3:30 pm - Doors open at 9:00.

Bring some "stash reducing" items to use and/or share: Fabric scraps, ribbons, beads, buttons, embroidery floss and needles, sewing thread, permanent markers, stencils, stamps, fabric paints. We will need a few sewing machines and tabletop ironing boards.

Sharon Waligora "Gift, Credit or Business Cardholder"


Sharon will have patterns and will guide students in making cardholders that can be used for gift, credit or business cards.
Holders: Fabric pieces, buttons, scissors, sewing machine and neutral thread.

 

Kathy Bricker "Aprons, Flowers, Pins and a Round Robin Snippet Scroll"


Kathy will set up stations and guild students in embellishing aprons and creating imaginative flowers and pins. Occasionally she will set up a round robin snippet scroll.
Aprons: Fabric pieces, ribbons, beads, buttons, embroidery floss and needles, sewing thread, permanent markers, stencils, stamps, fabric paints
Flowers: Fabric pieces, ribbons, beads, buttons, embroidery floss and needles, sewing thread, permanent markers, stencils, stamps, fabric paints, scissors.
Pins: Loosely woven wool fabric, beads, embroidery floss and needle, buttons, scissors.
A sewing machine is optional for all three projects.

  

Marjorie Levine - "Exercises & Body Care For the Fiber Artist"


Two sessions in the morning: Craftwork is more physical than you think! Muscles can ache. Joints stiffen up. Marjorie Levine will lead us in a few exercises and give us information on how we can care for our body while doing those things we love to do.


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Barbara Skimin

January 14 & 15, 2020

   

Lecture & Trunk show: "Garments to Quilts"

  • Unconventional machine embroidered garments, including those featured in her Threads magazine articles
  • Felted wool wall art and garments, including a first place winner in the "Inspired by Threads" contest at the American Sewing Expo
  • Memory quilting in a garment and a wall hanging
  • Water-soluble stabilizer techniques for making garments
  • Various techniques of art quilting

  

1 1/2 Day Workshop: "Fractured Curves"


Instruction times: 12:45 - 3:30 pm Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30 pm - Doors open at 9:00.

Class Project:

Design and piece your own art quilt. Embellishment, quilting, and finishing techniques will be discussed and worked on as time permits.

Class Kit: $2 Handout

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshop

  • 2 Pieces of 18" x 24" freezer paper
  • At least 8 pieces of 18" x 24" fabric
  • Neutral colored thread
  • Painter tape
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Frixon pen or other disappearing fabric marker
  • Pins
  • Fabric & paper scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Long ruler
  • Paper bag for trash
  • Cushion for chair, Opt.
  • Pen and Paper

Class Maximum: 18

Workshop Fee: $60


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Seminar Day - Three One-Day Workshops

February 11, 2020

Workshop Fee: $40

Instruction time: 9:30-3:30 pm - Doors open at 9:00

Judy Loyd "Bias Batik Scrunched Scarves"

 

Learn the tricks to making a well-designed scarf made with bias strips, beads, buttons and your imagination. Judy will guide students on efficient ways to cut bias strips, finger ruffle on to Solvy and anchor the whole piece, and apply beads and buttons to make a truly unique and fun scarf.

Class Kit: $2

6" x 1.5 yards of Solvy and handouts - additional Solvy, batik fabric and trimmings will be available for purchase.

Supply List:

  • One square batik fabric (36" x 36" or 45" x 45")
  • #30 wt. Sulky Cotton Blendables and/or solid color thread to coordinate with fabric
  • Lots of fun beads and buttons to adorn finished scarf
  • Rotary cutter, metal ruler and cutting mat
  • Sewing machine
  • Large plastic bucket, big towel, hair dryer

Class Maximum: 20


Sue Mathes "Mini Dress Form Altered Book"

   

Learn to construct and decorate your own unique altered book in the shape of a dress form. Each student chooses two sheets of patterned dress forms to cut and make into 5 pages. Sue will have a variety of papers if you want to add more pages or make "paper" clothes to decorate some of the dress forms. The pages can be stamped with ink (rubber stamps and ink will be provided) and decorated with small pieces of jewelry, ribbons, yarns, buttons, pieces of fabric, small charms, beads or anything you feel will be interesting to add to your pages.

Class Kit: TBD

Dress form pages, extra paper, hardware to assemble the book, fun "stuff" to add to your pages, the use of rubber stamps and ink will be provided.

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshops.

  • 3 new glue stick or special paper glue, if you have it
  • E6000 glue for attaching jewelry to the book
  • Items to decorate your book: small pieces of jewelry, ribbons, yarns, buttons, pieces of fabric, small charms, beads, etc.
  • Fabric, if you want to make fabric pages or "clothes" on the pages - plus sewing supplies.
  • Detail and large paper scissors
  • Ultra-fine point black sharpie
  • White pen, which also looks nice on the pages, optional

Class Maximum: 10


Claudia Scroggins "Knitted Beaded Bracelet"

 

Learn to string beads onto pearl cotton, knit with beads using the I-cord technique, wrap with contrast yarn, bead fringe at the ends and apply a closure.

Class Kit: TBD


Beading needle, tapestry needle, closure, contrast yarn & handout

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshops.

  • 6.0 beads (60-75 per bracelet)
  • #5 or #3 skein/s of perle cotton
  • Beading needles
  • #2 or #1 Double pointed knitting needles (set of 2)
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

Class Maximum: 12


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Sue Walton

March 10 & 11, 2020

  

Lecture: "Creativity in the Real World"

We all want to be more creative in our art and crafts along with our day-to-day living, but can we find ways to do that in our busy lives? Sue will present theories and definitions of creativity, provide strategies to assist us in time management and show how creativity can coexist with our sometimes-demanding schedules.

  

1 1/2 Day Workshop: "Weaving Texture On A Frame Loom"

Class Project:

Multi-Media small wall hanging, tablemat or pillow. Learn to build your own frame loom, put on a warp and weave a wall piece or a pillow. You will be using color and lots of texture incorporating yarns, fabric, ribbons and other fun objects.

Class Kit: $15

- Includes warp yarns and some basic weft yarn and nails for making the loom. An instructional handout is included.

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshop

  • Painter's stretcher strips OR prepared painting canvas Find stretcher strips from art supply store (Green's or Utrecht) and painters canvas from Michael's or Joann's. Either item minimum size is 10 x 10" or 12 x 12", The frame can be rectangular & larger.
  • Hammer, either a regular carpenters hammer or tack hammer
  • 1/2" round dowel rod
  • Scissors
  • Paper & pencil & ruler
  • Stick shuttle and/or pick up stick or weaving sword (There will be some available to use at workshop, no need to buy any)
  • Tapestry beater if you have one or a heavy fork (yes, a dining fork)
  • Extra yarn, strips of fabric, leather, feathers, etc.

Class Maximum: 20 Students

Workshop Fee: $60


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Color Wheel

April 14, 2020

www.color-wheel.org
  

Lecture: "Cultivating Environmentally Sound Textile Dyeing Practices"

Lecture by Amanda Cinco-Hoyt and Michelle McCoskey

Amanda and Michelle along with Lauren Mathieson founded Color Wheel in 2015. Color Wheel's mission is to connect community and environment through the exploration of the history, science, and art of natural color making. They will talk about the organization, how conscious consumption is a key to preserving the health of our planet and how the use of natural dyes as a tool in that preservation. They will share ideas on how to become a sustainably minded textile artist, grow dye gardens, and become better acquainted with the dye colors used in textile artwork. Plant seeds and seedlings used in dyeing and Color Wheel's hand-dyed goods will be available for sale.

Jan Frank

April 14 & 15, 2020

  

1 1/2 Day Workshop: "Stitching with Needle and Thread"

Instruction times: 12:45 - 3:30 pm Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30 pm - Doors open at 9:00.

Class Project:

Create a sampler of stitch and design ideas to be used as a reference in your future projects. This workshop is technique-oriented and will explore basic stitch families, stitching materials, different threads and various combinations. Learn perfect starting and stopping techniques, padding stitches and over-stitching. Refine, experiment and expand your ability to mark on fabric and discover the best stitches for the creating special effects in your fiber art.

Skill Level:

Beginners to advanced

Class Maximum: 16 Students

Class Kit: $20

Assortment of needles, threads, fabric, lots of "stuff" to experiment with and a handout.

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshop

  • Paper and pencil
  • Fine Sharpie pen
  • Basic sewing kit with scissors, extra needles, nail file, etc.
  • Basic stitch book, if you have one
  • 5" +/- embroidery hoop or Q snap (Michaels)
  • Fabric: old linen napkin or a piece of hand-dyed fabric, etc.
  • Embroidery threads

Workshop Fee: $60


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Nadine Cloutier

May 12 & 13, 2020

   

Lecture & Trunk Show: "Exploring Fiber Arts"

Nadine has explored weaving, doll making, surface design, silk screen printing, low immersion dyeing using MX proactive dyes, hand embroidery, rug hooking, eco-printing and more. She will present and discuss a wide variety of her personal artwork.

 

1 1/2 Day Workshop: "Natural Dyeing Without Chemicals"

Instruction times: 12:45 - 3:30 pm Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30-3:30 pm - Doors open at 9:00.

Class Project:

Build a journal of dye recipes with corresponding fabric samples of each dye and modifier used in the workshop. This will act as a guide and reference for your future projects. Learn about local plants, trees, nuts, bark, and spices that offer substantive dye colors, chemical free mordants that modify and provide rich colors and plants to grow and harvest for your own dye supply. Nadine will go through steps on how to extract and make the dyes from vegetables, fruit, teas and local flowers. A booklet of dye recipes will be in each kit so the finished fabric samples of each dye, mordant and modifier used can be attached for future reference.

Class Kit: TBD

- A wide variety of cellulose and protein fabric pieces (large enough for dyeing and cutting into samples for immersing into modifiers), a booklet of dye recipes, lists of plants to forage and grow, plant and vegetable materials (fresh and dried), pre-mordants, and use of some roasters, pans, buckets, a drying rack and other tools.

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshop

  • Needle, thread & scissors
  • Fine point permanent marker (sharpie)
  • Pen or pencil for note taking
  • Tacky glue to adhere samples to journal
  • Separate bags filled with yellow onion skins and red onion skins
  • Plastic bags or flat containers to take home any wet fabric.
  • Plastic cover for table, gloves, apron, old towels.
Group Needs: Four large pots with lids (stove), buckets, Dawn dish soap, oven mitts, paper toweling

Class Maximum: 14 Students

Workshop Fee: $60