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Sandy Aasgaard

January 8 & 9, 2019

Designer and Fiber Artist


Lecture - "Japanese Textile Art"

Sandy lived in Japan where she fell in love the Japanese lifestyle and their textiles. She will show photos and samples of Ikat, Shibori, kasuri, Awa shirjiri and embroidery surface design techniques explaining how each is made and used. No talk about Japan would be complete without discussing traditional fashions, the garments of the Geishas: kimonos, Obis, Ukatas and Getas and her experience wearing them.


1 1/2 Day Workshop: Japanese Temari Balls

Students will make a traditional temari ball, a decoration for the home that can be used all year. Sandy will show how a Styrofoam ball is first measured and then using pins for support, pearl cotton is wrapped around the ball to make an intricate pattern. She will show how a variety of patterns can be made.

Class Fee: $60

Class Kit: $TBD

Instructions, needles and 2 Styrofoam balls and paper for measuring

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshops.

  • Pearl Cotton, DMC 5, two different color combinations of at least 4-5 colors
  • A spool of regular thread in a background color or just white
  • Straight pins, (different color heads help)
  • Small scissors
  • Small light helps
  • Tape measure

Class Maximum: 18


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Sue Mathes

March 12 & 13, 2019

Designer, Mixed Media and Fiber Artist


Lecture - "Altered Books - A History and Personal Journey"

Altered books are individualized expressions of inventive bookmaking. How did this style begin and how have these enchanting books developed into a popular art form? Sue explains its fascinating history, how she was introduced to and developed a personal relationship with this technique. She has numerous altered books and note cards to show and will explaining how the designs were conceived and created.


1 1/2 Day Workshop: "Altered Books - Recycling Your Art"

Make an altered book, trading or note cards from fabric and paper projects you have packed away. Gather your experimental drawings, dyed/painted/sewn fabrics, and handmade papers. Sue will show how to cut and reassemble those painted, inked, dyed, bleached, rusted, pieced, quilted and pleated pieces and turn them into the creative art form of book and card making. She'll guide students in embellishing their work with recycled supplies from home. Let Sue know what project you want to do and she will offer suggestions on what you might bring.

Class Fee: $60

Class Kit: None

Supply List:

Updated supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshops.

  • Recycled fabric and paper projects: such as painted, dyed, bleached, rusted, woven, quilted and/or pleated pieces.
  • Embellishments: such as threads, buttons, ribbons, charms, beads, old jewelry, glass, metal and clay pieces, bottle caps, magazine pictures, paint, colored pencils, inks, chalk, charcoal, and pastels.
  • Paper and fabric scissors
  • Glue: FabricTac for fabric, glue sticks for paper and E6000 for embellishments.
  • Punches and needles
  • A stapler and/or needle and heavy thread.
  • Optional: a sewing machine and thread for embellishing and assembling the book and cards.

Class Maximum: 18


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Jacqueline Lams

April 9, 2019

www.studiolams.com

Lecture and Trunk Show: "My Adventures as a Textile Artist"

Jacqueline is a mixed media fiber artist. Her non-traditional cloth and mixed media creations incorporate hand dyed, commercial and vintage fabrics which are often embellished with drawing, painting, hand & machine stitching, thermo fax screen-printing, metal embossing or whatever else sparks her imagination. Her presentation will show her early pieces through to her most recent works. She will share her techniques, experiments, challenges, happy accidents and stories behind her projects.

Tuesday 1/2 Day Workshop: "Building Visual Textures"

Expand your creativity by experimenting with various mediums to achieve layers of visual interest: Drawing, marking, hand stitching, machine stitching (optional), and using everyday objects, bits of fabric, cheesecloth, lace, and beading to build up depth and enhance your fabric. Student project: Complete a 10" x 10" piece of textured fabric that could be mounted onto a canvas or incorporated into a quilt.

Class Fee: $20

Class Kit: $TBD

Black fabric pen, Mistyfuse sample, hand-dyed cheesecloth, handouts

Supply List:

Updated kit and supply lists are emailed to participants prior to workshop.

  • Cotton fabric: hand- dyed or commercially printed for the base of your 10" x 10" project
  • Fabric Scissors (large and small), Rotary cutter, cutting mat
  • Objects for drawing shapes such as pill bottles, trivets, stencils, and small toys
  • Waterproof pens and markers, various size tips (small pen for details) in colors to complement your fabric: Colored fabric pens, Faber-Castell/Copic/sharpie (metal, optional)
  • Felt for backing the fabric (white, black, brown that will blend with your fabric)
  • Iron safe sheet - Teflon
  • Sewing pins (not the really good ones!)
  • Fabric glue (Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue)
  • Embroidery threads and pearl cotton
  • Embroidery needles
  • Scraps of cotton, dyed fabrics, ribbons, dyed Cheesecloth, felted fiber, lace and beading
  • Optional: Sewing Machine, various threads
  • Optional: Words or phases from a poem or song to put into your piece

Class Maximum: 18


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Wednesday - Guided Art Museum (Textiles) and lunch. TBD

April 10, 2019


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Jenny Schu

May 14 & 15, 2019

http://jennyschu.net/

Lecture: PowerPoint and Samples to show: "An Amalgamation of Beadwork and Hand Weaving"

Jenny will discuss and show her recent artwork including pieces she created in her two artist residencies where she feels she developed her best processes. She will talk about the bead weaving techniques, the St. Petersburg Chain and Russian Leaves, which frequent her jewelry and larger exhibition pieces.


1 1/2 Day Workshop: "St. Petersburg Chain Stitch & Russian Leaf"

Tuesday afternoon: Jenny will teach the St. Petersburg Chain Stitch. Jenny says that students usually finish a bracelet-length chain in a half-day class with 11/0 beads. They may choose to use the smaller 15/0 beads used in her lariat necklaces and bracelets, but the smaller beads do take longer.
Wednesday: Students will learn the Russian Leaf Stitch, which is more complicated than the St. Petersburg chain stitch. Note: Previous bead weaving experience including a familiarity with the Peyote Stitch is helpful.

Class Fee: $60

Class Kit: None

Supply List:

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

  • 11/0 or 15/0 beads in coordinating colors for bracelet
  • 11/0 for leaf
  • Thread
  • Beading wax
  • Beading needles
  • Small scissors
  • Portable light

Class Maximum: 14