Hello Stitch April 29, 2018
Stencil Painted Kantha Quilt
In the morning you’ll take fabric that you already own and transform it into your own prints and patterned fabrics. In the afternoon, you will learn about Kantha style big stitch quilting and create a small quilt (about 18” x 18”) that you can hang on the wall, frame, or make into a pillow or tote bag. Don’t worry—No painting experience required—you’ll be using areas of color and stencils to create fabulous, unique designs. This is a fun workshop for makers of every level of expertise!
The Black Squirrel March 25, 2018
Paint & Stitch—Japanese Boro Stitching meets Sashiko
Want to try some easy Japanese-style stitching? Don’t have the right fabric or supplies? Don’t worry—in the morning we’ll paint an assortment of fabrics and in the afternoon get started on a small quilt (about 18” x 18”) using traditional Japanese boro and sashiko hand stitching. Hang on the wall, frame, make into a pillow, or use as appliqué on clothing. If you aren’t sure what boro and sashiko are, do a quick google online and you’ll see lots of examples. All you need to bring is an apron and/or wear old clothes.
AQS Quilt Week, Paducah, KY April 18 – 21, 2018
Surface & Fiber Experiments: Paint, Quilt, Stitch & Embellish
Want to bring your quilts to the next level? Why work just with cottons? Join Lynn as you paint a variety of surfaces and fibers including silk (fabric, roving, rods, cocoons), Lutradur, fast2fuse, Timtex, Shapeflex, Spunbond, and Mul•Tex. Learn about the different materials and take advantage of their unique textures, then use them to create a one-of-a-kind fiber collage.
Fabric Painting: Surface Design Play Day!
Come and play with an assortment of surface design products including a variety of fabric paints, inks, Inktense ink pencils, iridescent Paintstiks, Spectra Bleeding Art Tissue, foils, and more. You’ll get to play and try things out with as much or as little instruction as you’d like. Make a project, make a gift, create fabric for something you have in mind, or just experiment. If you have supplies you’ve been wanting to try, bring them along.
Color, Texture & Translucency for Fiber Collage
In this class, students will paint a variety of translucent surfaces and fibers, including silk, Lutradur, Spunbond, and Mul•Tex. You’ll then learn how to layer them to blend colors and create a fiber collage. Materials fee includes surfaces and fiber materials for class, plus paints, inks, and other art supplies to use in class. This is a technique you can use again and again and a touch that will take your quilts to new levels!
Painting on Fabric: Palette Knives & Monoprinting
Express yourself with bold strokes and unique textures to create one-of-a-kind fabric. Go from subtle to bold with layers of color and texture. No painting or drawing experience required. These fabrics will make your work stand out as you build truly unique quilts at home.
Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR July 9 – 13, 2018
Fabric Dyeing: Shibori
Shibori is a method of dyeing fabric based on traditional Japanese resist techniques. Explore various methods including pole-wrapping, clamping, folding, twisting, and stitching to create complex and dynamic fabric.
All Levels, No previous dyeing experience required. Supply fee may be required.
All About Fabric Dyeing and Color
Play with color and learn about color mixing, blending, and how colors relate and influence each other. You’ll come away with a better understanding of color and a stack of your own hand-dyed fabrics you can use for any of your quiltmaking projects. Beginner friendly / No experience needed. If you have dyed fabric before, this class will expand your knowledge of working with Procion dyes.
Note: This class can also be used to finish work started in the Shibori Dyeing class (Monday & Tuesday) or to prepare fabric for Fabric Dyeing for Color, Pattern, and Texture class (Thursday & Friday) or other classes you are taking.
Fabric Dyeing: Color, Pattern & Texture
Create unique and dynamic fabric using fiber-reactive dyes and a variety of techniques including easy to wash out resists such as soy wax, flour paste, gel glue, oatmeal, and more. These resists are easy to use, wash out with hot water, and provide an endless array of patterns and textures. You’ll have two days to dye, over-dye, and play with an infinite variety of colors, textures, and patterns.