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Hello Stitch January 21, 2018

Make the 3-in-1 Betsy Bag

Make the best tote bag ever — the 3-in-1 Betsy Bag! You get three different looks from the same bag. With clever construction, movable straps, and a tuck-away top panel, use it as you need it: a large carry-all, a mid-sized drawstring bag, or a sleeker, smaller tote. Zip up your phone or keys in the secure outside pocket and organize other essentials in interior compartments. Made from cotton fabric and durable, easy to sew, leather-like kraft•tex.3-in-1 Betsy Bag


Sunday, January 21, 2018, Hello Stitch, Berkeley







Hello Stitch February 3, 2018

Mixed Media Fiber ExplorationsMixed_Media_Mixed_Fiber1

Your next creative discovery is right here! With Mixed Media Fiber Explorations, you can add a new element to any sewing or fiber project—quilts, fiber art, mixed-media, garments, you name it. Learn about alternative fibers such as Lutradur, mul-tex, Spundbond, silk cocoons, rods, roving, and more. Have fun exploring with paints and color, then use the painted fibers to make collages that can be used as art, embellishments for gifts, or even as the gift itself. You can even make jewelry! As a bonus, the materials come in a canvas messenger bag to embellish and use.

Class Samples

Saturday, February 3, 2018 Hello Stitch, Berkeley

 Coming Soon: AQS Quilt Week, Paducah, KY April 18 – 21, 2-18

Surface & Fiber Experiments: Paint, Quilt, Stitch & Embellish, April 18, 2018

Fabric Painting: surface Design Play Day!, April 19, 2018

Color, Texture & Translucency for Fiber Collage, April 20, 2018

Painting on Fabric: Palette Knives & Monoprinting, April 21, 2018

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR July 9 – 13, 2018

Fabric Dyeing: ShiboriKoolish_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.

Class & Student Samples

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR July 9 – 10, 2018

All About Fabric Dyeing and Colorkoolish_dyeinglab2

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.

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR July 11, 2018

Fabric Dyeing: Color, Pattern & TextureKoolish_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.

Class & Student Samples

Quilters Affair, sisters, OR July 12 – 13, 2018