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Session 1: May 25–May 29, 2020 (five–day classes)

1. Collage with Stitch
Instructor: Clare Murray Adams

Applique with fabric and collage on paper have lots of common ground.  Through guided exercises you will discover the similarities and differences in these two approaches. Fabric will be applied to paper and paper will be adhered to fabric.  Blending the two techniques together students will create works with visual texture and depth through layering and stitching, either by hand or on the machine.  We will explore using stitch as a drawing line and the use of nontraditional embellishments.  For the embellishments think beyond buttons and beads.  There are lots of interesting objects that can be used that  add creativity and interest to your pieces.  This mixed media approach to creating collages can incorporate colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylic paint on the paper and fabric substrates. Composition will be emphasized and presentation issues will be addressed.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $35

Medium/Technique:Hand Stitching, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Paper, Mixed-Media, Collage

Student Level: All

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2. Independent Study (7 days)
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Take his wonderful opportunity to work independently with aesthetic and technical support when you need it in a non-threatening and respectful environment. Bring whatever you are working on, or wish to start. Bring images of work that you have done, may be working from, or wish to share. You may choose to bring these as printed images, on your computer / tablet or on a flash drive. Our class always starts with an optional general lively discussion of art and quilt-related subjects, so feel free to bring any articles, books or web addresses of subjects that you may wish to discuss with other class participants.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Independent Study

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced


3. PAPER OR PLASTIC? Subversive Materials and Growing Your Work
Instructor: Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer

Fabric and thread are the fiber artist's raw materials, and most of us work with commercial or hand-dyed cotton in our studios. Have you ever wondered how your artwork would evolve if your art supplies changed? Let's experiment with treating materials as diverse as wood, plastic, and paper as fabric and see how subverting these materials meant for projects ranging from house construction to garment design can expand our artistic explorations. We'll start by manipulating the materials - including silk fusion papers (which we'll make), Tyvek, tapa cloth, and Lutrador -then play with their possibilities and test their limits as we mix it up with mixed media. Students will leave with a small quilt or collage and a handmade book showcasing their samples.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: $70

Medium/Technique: Machine Quilting, Surface Design, Hand Stitching, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Paper, Mixed-Media, Book-Making, 3-D, Collage

Student Level: All

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4. A Patch of Blue
Instructor: Deborah Fell

We will focus on dyeing small pieces of cotton using fiber reactive indigo-blue-colored dye. You will end up with at least 80 samples while learning techniques such as resist dyeing, pole dyeing, dye painting, and low water immersion dyeing. Some of these pieces of indigo art will be over-dyed to add zing and color variety. Then we will create a small composition from some of your newly-dyed samples. The final project is a beautiful Patch of Blue scarf with a Boro sensibility. Using a cotton scarf as the base, we will combine hand stitching and your dyed fabrics, using meditative, improvisational methods. You may want to wear your final work of art-or hang it on the wall

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Dyeing, Hand Stitching, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Shibori

Student Level: All

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5. Hand Stitching: Forming Discarded Fabric Into Intimate Sculptural Art
Instructor: Deborah Griffing

I turn to sewing  as a means of sorting through, mulling over, and adjusting to an ever-changing existence. In this class I will demonstrate simple methods of forming shapes using basic stitches. We will alter fabric through dyes, paint, and direct drawing.

I spend a great deal of time with a diverse population of individuals with developmental disabilities, including those at the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery in Columbus. I am well aware that what we perceive as our reality is not a static certainty but a delicate landscape that can shift unexpectedly. This is unsettling to say the least.

Stitching is not only a means to make something meaningful and beautiful, it is also meditative, and good for the environment--no longer will you be adding to the landfills with old sweaters and frayed towels!

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $30-$40

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching

Student Level: All

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6. On Your Mark - Print
Instructor: Pat Pauly

Take a favorite mark and use that motif in various print methods from direct dying and dye painting to layering print techniques wet and dry. We’ll create variety of fabrics that relate, contrast, and become the center of attention in a piece. Starting with a notebook of linear designs and shapes, we’ll center on how to use a mark and define that motif simply and dramatically. Experiment with underlaying color for a background, applying a printed texture to the fabric, and adding a graphic element through the use of silkscreen, monoprint, and stencils. Using thickened dye as our medium, we’ll add color and pattern, repetition and scale to design a fabric that will result in cloth that has layers of images, bold, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind. This class will leave you with a notebook of real experiences that use the surface design printing tools, and you’ll know well how to Make Your Mark!

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $60

Medium/Technique:Surface Design, Dyeing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Screen Printing, Monoprinting, Graphics

Student Level: All

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7. Abstracting from Nature
Instructor: Jane Sassaman

Nature is an endless source of inspiration.  In this class we will examine a wide variety of artists interpretations of nature before beginning to manipulate natural forms ourselves. We will be making one quilt top during the week. They will range from about 24" to 36". We let them grow and shrink, as needed. In exercises, We will experiment with abstraction and exaggeration to capture the essence and energy of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects.  We will then translate these ideas into fabric.

Drawing skills are not needed but participants should have a strong interest in developing their own design language and unique visual symbols.
This class is especially beneficial for the drawing impaired and the tragically literal .

On the first day of class you will choose a plant subject to work through a set of design exercises. This subject needs to have a variety of elements to work with... like a blossom, stem, leaves, buds, etc. to make the exercises successful. You don't have to be in love with the subject, because at the end of the day you can jump ships and work on any subject you'd like, but many folks keep working on their original plant.

So if you have a couple plants in mind, bring as many views and detailed(leaves, blossoms, overall, etc) pictures as you can for each one. Our goal is to discover as much about the plant as we can before simplifying and exaggerating it for our own interpretation. Many folks bring their inspiration on a computer or iPad, which also allows us to look up images on the internet. Others bring 8.5" X 11" prints, or snap shots. Personally, I prefer prints because you can spread them out and look at them easily and you don't have to keep scrolling  back and forth. Books, of course, are another way to go. For example, if you wanted to work on Orchids, a picture book of Orchids would do the trick. Seed or bulb catalogs can be helpful, too.

If you were doing an Orchid, again, the fabrics you bring should correspond to your subject. If your orchid was yellow and pink (it can be any color, not necessarily the real ones) I would bring a stack of yellows, a stack of pinks, plus greens, and probably some purples for contrast, and perhaps some light or dark for possible background fabric. Fat quarters are OK, but we work with big shapes, so 1/2 yard cuts are even better. But as quilters we make do and the fabric gets shared and traded all the time. If there is a store you can fill any gaps.
Nature is an endless source of inspiration.  In this class we will examine a wide variety of artists interpretations of nature before beginning to manipulate natural forms ourselves. We will be making one quilt top during the week. They will range from about 24" to 36". We let them grow and shrink, as needed. In exercises, We will experiment with abstraction and exaggeration to capture the essence and energy of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects.  We will then translate these ideas into fabric.

Drawing skills are not needed but participants should have a strong interest in developing their own design language and unique visual symbols.
This class is especially beneficial for the drawing impaired and the tragically literal .

On the first day of class you will choose a plant subject to work through a set of design exercises. This subject needs to have a variety of elements to work with... like a blossom, stem, leaves, buds, etc. to make the exercises successful. You don't have to be in love with the subject, because at the end of the day you can jump ships and work on any subject you'd like, but many folks keep working on their original plant.

So if you have a couple plants in mind, bring as many views and detailed(leaves, blossoms, overall, etc) pictures as you can for each one. Our goal is to discover as much about the plant as we can before simplifying and exaggerating it for our own interpretation. Many folks bring their inspiration on a computer or iPad, which also allows us to look up images on the internet. Others bring 8.5" X 11" prints, or snap shots. Personally, I prefer prints because you can spread them out and look at them easily and you don't have to keep scrolling  back and forth. Books, of course, are another way to go. For example, if you wanted to work on Orchids, a picture book of Orchids would do the trick. Seed or bulb catalogs can be helpful, too.

If you were doing an Orchid, again, the fabrics you bring should correspond to your subject. If your orchid was yellow and pink (it can be any color, not necessarily the real ones) I would bring a stack of yellows, a stack of pinks, plus greens, and probably some purples for contrast, and perhaps some light or dark for possible background fabric. Fat quarters are OK, but we work with big shapes, so 1/2 yard cuts are even better. But as quilters we make do and the fabric gets shared and traded all the time. If there is a store you can fill any gaps.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique:Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

Session 2: May 30 -May 31, 2020 (two-day classes)

8. 2 day Collage with Stitch
Instructor: Clare Murray Adams

Applique with fabric and collage on paper have lots of common ground.  Through guided exercises you will discover the similarities and differences in these two approaches. Fabric will be applied to paper and paper will be adhered to fabric.  Blending the two techniques together students will create works with visual texture and depth through layering and stitching, either by hand or on the machine.  We will explore using stitch as a drawing line and the use of nontraditional embellishments.  For the embellishments think beyond buttons and beads.  This mixed media approach to creating collages can incorporate colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylic paint on the paper and fabric substrates.

Applique with fabric and collage on paper have lots of common ground.  Through guided exercises you will discover the similarities and differences in these two approaches. Fabric will be applied to paper and paper will be adhered to fabric.  Blending the two techniques together students will create works with visual texture and depth through layering and stitching, either by hand or on the machine.  We will explore using stitch as a drawing line and the use of nontraditional embellishments.  For the embellishments think beyond buttons and beads.  This mixed media approach to creating collages can incorporate colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylic paint on the paper and fabric substrates.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $25

Medium/Technique:Design/Composition/Color Theory, Paper, Mixed-Media, Collage

Student Level: All

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9. Independent Study (7 days)
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Please see description from class 2. This class must be taken in conjunction with class 2. This class is offered only as a 7-day class.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Independent Study

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced


10. Sheer Play
Instructor: Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer

Discover the design and color world which opens up while composing quilts or fabric collages with layers of luscious silk organza and crisp cotton organdy. After a painting demo, we'll use our gem-like palette of silk organza to investigate how new shapes emerge and colors mix in surprising ways as the translucent fabrics are layered on the design wall.
We will also produce a handmade book of technique samples as we explore the design possibilities provided by Korean bojagi seams, tucks, fusing, fabric origami, and a variety of other hand and machine-sewn finished and raw edges.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique:Machine Quilting, Surface Design, Hand Stitching, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Book-Making, Collage, Bojagi, Fusing

Student Level: All

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11. Colors, Textures and Imagery:
An Experimental Approach to Painting

Instructor: Deborah Griffing

I will demonstrate my process of using multiple painting techniques on the porous surface of Ampersand Clayboard panels. This absorbent, ultra smooth surface is perfect for thinly applying and removing colors. We will experiment with scratching into the surface to create textural areas and varied line qualities. We will also use fabric and paper for an indirect monoprinting technique. The resulting transfers can be applied to the boards. Then, the remaining altered fabrics and papers can be added as collage elements on the clayboards. There will be an emphasis on experimentation and exploration of the materials.

My approach to creating is to have no destination in mind  I prefer to start with documenting my thoughts through drawing, creating a visual journal, a skeleton of shapes and ideas. This becomes a conversation of sorts between myself and the surface I am working on.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $20

Medium/Technique: Mixed-Media

Student Level: All

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12. Beadify Your Universe
Instructor: Becky Hancock

I will teach you basic jewelry construction techniques including bead stringing, turning and wrapping loops plus my "Bead Kabob" technique which can be used to make the Bodacious Bracelets, earrings and pendants. It's a simple technique with lots of uses.

We will be hand stitching beads and embellishments onto felt shapes such as balls, dolls, birds---whatever you want. We can make many styles of earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Also learn how to incorporate fibers into a beaded sculptural object, such as  lines and tassels on a Bodacious Ball of Joy. Come have fun and go home with new embellishments for yourself and your world!

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $45

Medium/Technique:Hand Stitching, Mixed-Media, Hand Beading, Jewelry Techniques

Student Level: All


13. Line, Shape, Setting
Instructor: Pat Pauly

Learn to make a sleek, strong, clean pieced line to accent a form, split a shape, or strike though a construction. Pat Pauly takes the simple line, whether curved or straight, and shows how to use this valuable design element. Both a class for learning the technique of piecing as well as one that offers work in design and composition, it adds the language of the linear form to your work, and you’ll learn to place and piece lines confidently.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: None

Student Level: All

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14. Pattern Play
Instructor: Jane Sassaman

Pattern and repetition have been used to advantage in the fine and the decorative arts. Let’s explore some of the many classic and nontraditional ways of using shapes and pattern in design. We will examine pattern in historic ornament, decorative design and contemporary fine art in the introductory lecture. Then we will do several design exercises on paper that can evolve onto unique fiber projects. We will start with simple shapes to create horizontal pattern and gradually add extra characters in the mix. Eventually, your shapes will grow into abstract compositions which will be turned into small appliqued quilt tops. The fun is discovering the unexpected relationships along the way as your shapes begin to interact. It is also a painless way to learn Jane’s very accessible applique technique and perhaps even try some of those unused stitches on your sewing machine. This course strives to stimulate new ways to add energy and excitement to your work by playing with shapes for collage compositions. It will also supply you with a collection of unique motifs to apply later to your surface design or fiber art.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Kit Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: All

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15. Printing Possibilities
Instructor: Kevin Womack

Prepare to be amazed at the versatility of the silkscreen. In this fun, process-oriented workshop, explore the varied ways of applying patterns to cloth using this valuable surface design tool. Kevin’s techniques stress spontaneity with an emphasis on improvisation. He will provide the textile inks and demonstrate multiple methods of producing complex imagery. Just bring fabric, screens and a few tools and let your imagination run wild. Kevin will supply the colors and basic know-how, and encourage your design spirit to soar. Come prepared to have fun, get messy and discover the possibilities!

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $40

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Screen Printing

Student Level: All

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Session 3: June 1–5, 2020 (Five-day classes)

16. Multi-Media Fiber
Instructor: Betty Busby

For several years I have been exploring the use of various non woven materials in my fiber art. They have been a wonderful addition to traditional fabrics, extending the range of expression that can be achieved. The class will include samples of different types of non woven materials, ways to produce images with them, and methods to incorporate them with traditional fabrics. We will explore the use of an electric cutting machine (Cameo) to cut the non-wovens into finely tuned shapes. You will learn how to draw a pattern from scratch, put it into the cutter software, and adjust the settings on the machine to produce results that are useable in many applications. In addition, I have developed new ways of painting fabrics. Students can make samples using my methods and materials, and combine them with the non-wovens as desired. I am also more than happy to assist students with making their own designs and patterns. The aim of the class is to give each student many exciting ideas to experiment with. Sample-size pieces of the non wovens I use and one yard of silk habotai are provided in the class.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $40

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Mixed-Media

Student Level: All

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17. Earth, Wind, and Fire
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

We will begin with a general interactive discussion on color theory and how this applies to color in nature. After viewing slides and other visual materials, students will make a series of small abstract studies based on the images they have seen. They will then make their own abstract color-rich quilt tops. Piecing and stitching techniques will be demonstrated and discussed where needed. Emphasis in this class will be on color variation and choice, contrasts and subtlety, tonal value, texture and pattern, and finding inspiration from the natural world.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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18. Experimental Embroidery with Water Soluble Stabilizer
Instructor: Amanda McCavour

Learn the secrets to constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces using both free-motion machine embroidery and stitching with a presser foot. Stitching on three different types of water-soluble stabilizer, Amanda will share tips and tricks on how to make them work for specific projects. You will experiment with an assortment of materials like plastics, papers, and yarns, creating a variety of lace-like samples. Add machine pattern stitches and hand stitching to enrich your samples while you explore different texture and colour combinations These samples will be developed into larger pieces that more fully explore colour, texture and line.

Course Objectives for the Session include: - New ways to create marks with different types of stitch combinations (both hand and machine embroidery) - How to create series based on self directed/structural projects in textiles - Exposure to contemporary artists that work with stitch to create artworks

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Sewing, Mixed-Media, Collage

Student Level: All

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19. Connections in Cloth
Instructor: Lorie McCown

Making art is all about making connections. Let’s tell a story with cloth. We will explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. We will use traditional and nontraditional fibers, and mark making to express a personal vision in the art making process. This is not a gadget class; it is a personal expression class. Radical self-expression is welcomed! Formal elements to making good art will be covered, as well as developing your own personal vocabulary of stitches and marks. We will endeavor to communicate ideas, stories and personal experiences through stitches and personal mark making. Our tools will include hand and machine stitching, embroidery, painting/marking directly on cloth, and other methods for conveying our artistic voices. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Let’s explore all the uses for different media, fabrics and ephemera. Learn techniques and styles of putting together a good composition, stitching it together, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. We will have plenty of time to explore fabric manipulation, and stitching---of course! Feel free to bring any interesting fabrics or textiles you would like to incorporate into your work. Think out of the box. Handkerchiefs, t-shirts, whatever.. just remember, we will be cutting, marking and stitching on them.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Collage, Other: Using what we have to make a story cloth.

Student Level: All

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20. Go Big, Go Bold: Prints Galore
Instructor: Pat Pauly

Prints Galore! Take printing to the next level with larger prints using larger pieces of cloth. We’ll use all the tools in the printing tool box from monoprints to screen printing (and lots of ways in between) using fiber reactive dye to print fabric that is unique. What’s more, we’ll print as a whole cloth with an emphasis on using printed images as the finished design, destined to be finished without cutting apart. Large scale graphics are encouraged as well as underlying texture, adding line and secondary graphic elements. Along with printing, we’ll develop a color palette and keep an eye on design so that these prints are complete in themselves. It’s textile printing for prints that go large and bold.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $60-$80

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Dyeing Design/Composition/Color Theory, Screen Printing, Other: monoprints, direct dye, stenciling

Student Level: All

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21. Sculptures in Wet Felting
Instructor: Judy Rush

Wet felting: a process where warm water is applied to layers of wool fiber. Repeated agitation and compression causes the fibers to mechanically interconnect and combine to create a fabric. Felt is created using wool, heat, water and agitation. The workshop will begin with a short discussion about the basic element, the fiber and quickly move into why and how it felts. You will experiment with the concept of felted 3-D objects and bring your new understanding of the material to a final sculpture. Felt techniques will include hollow form felting or felting with a resist, prefelting as well various methods for making cords and balls. We will explore why and how wool felts at different rate and how we can use that understanding to make the felt do what we intend. We will explore stiffening agents such as natural hardeners as well as commercially available polymers.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $40

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Hand Stitching, Mixed-Media, 3-D, Other: Felting

Student Level: All

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22. Making Prints out of Solids-Lines & Shapes
Instructor: Maria Shell

Using only solid-colored quilters cottons, students will learn how to stitch an assortment of pieced prints including stripes, dots, lattices, plaids, and tracks. While learning these new techniques, students will also learn more about working with solid-colored fabrics. They will experiment with improvisational piecing techniques, and go home with ideas for using these techniques to create original quilts. Pattern is every where especially in good art. Maria will lead students on a journey through pattern—how to create it and use it in original quilt compositions. Each day will begin with a lecture on construction, composition, artistic excellence, and mindsets. From there, students will begin their individual journeys through improv piecing. Maria connects with each student individually to make sure they are getting what they need to grow as an artist. The workshop concludes with student led one on one consults with Maria. Each student will have the opportunity to get feedback on what matters most to them whether it be developing a studio practice or honing their construction skills. After the consults, there be a group sharing where all participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other’s work.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: All

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23. Dyeing & Surface Design Independent Study (7 days)
Instructor: Kevin Womack

Do you lack the studio space to hone your fabric dyeing and surface design skills? Is it difficult to dedicate time to a planned dye project? This unique opportunity allows the time and space to explore your interests, advised by an experienced surface design teacher, in a supportive environment of like-minded artists. The CCAD classroom and dye studio offer premium space to create and experiment.Seven class days assure quality time to fully develop and express your ideas. Work with a specific goal for your week, or gain confidence in techniques you have sampled previously. Your activities could include: producing yardage with multiple processes, color experiments, mono printing and painting with thickened dyes, deconstructed screen printing, discharge, soy wax batik, shibori, and more. Kevin will support your vision through one-on-one sessions and group discussions. This is the perfect class for students with dyeing and surface design experience who want to delve deeper.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $50 - $100

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Dyeing, Independent Study, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Shibori, Screen Printing

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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Session 4: June 6–7, 2020 (two-day classes)


24. Slow Stitch Satisfaction
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Relax as you slowly stitch a thoughtful meditative scroll or journal cover using your name, initial or other personal emblem. Using your variety of threads and hand stitches in a peaceful atmosphere, discover innovative ways with hand stitches to make your enriched individual textile treasure. No machine necessary.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching

Student Level: All

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25. Embroidered Images
Instructor: Amanda McCavour

Photos will serve as the jumping off point for this workshop where colour, texture and line will be combined with stitch. Students will bring in their own photos that will serve as source material for the project. We will transfer lines and colours onto fabric and further embellish these personal images using machine stitching, applique and hand embroidery. Students will make a variety of samples exploring different texture and color combinations and will expand these tests into a larger piece - such as a wall hanging, a scarf or wearable piece, a folding book or sculptural vessel. Course Objectives for this session include: - Learning new ways to combine layers of coloured materials with machine stitching to create depth and the impression of a photographic image - 3 methods on how to transfer images to fabric for tracing with stitch and materials - How to use the sewing machine to create different textures and marks to enhance your stitched works.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: $40

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Sewing, Mixed-Media, Collage

Student Level: All

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26. Connections in Cloth Weekend
Instructor: Lorie McCown

Making art is all about making connections. Let’s tell a story with cloth. We will explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. We will use traditional and nontraditional fibers, and mark making to express a personal vision in the art making process. This is not a gadget class; it is a personal expression class. Radical self-expression is welcomed! Formal elements to making good art will be covered, as well as developing your own personal vocabulary of stitches and marks. We will endeavor to communicate ideas, stories and personal experiences through stitches and personal mark making. Our tools will include hand and machine stitching, embroidery, painting/marking directly on cloth, and other methods for conveying our artistic voices. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Let’s explore all the uses for different media, fabrics and ephemera. Learn techniques and styles of putting together a good composition, stitching it together, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. We will have plenty of time to explore fabric manipulation, and stitching---of course! Feel free to bring any interesting fabrics or textiles you would like to incorporate into your work. Think out of the box. Handkerchiefs, t-shirts, whatever.. just remember, we will be cutting, marking and stitching on them. Machines are optional for this class.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Collage, Other: Using what we have to make a story cloth

Student Level: All

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27. Wet Felting in the Clothes Dryer
Instructor: Judy Rush

Felt is created using wool, heat water and agitation. The workshop will begin with a short discussion about the basic element, the fiber, and quickly move into why and how it felts. The workshop will explore non-traditional felting techniques of wet felting in a clothes dryer. We will explore resist and non-resist form felting techniques. We will looking at sewing embellishments of beads, fabrics, threads, almost anything you can think of into the work during the felting process.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $10

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Hand Stitching, 3-D, Other: Felting

Student Level: All

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28. Circle & Curve Sampler
Instructor: Maria Shell

Spend the weekend creating a collection of circle and curve quilt blocks–great for a sampler. This workshop includes a complete discussion of all the ways you can improvisation-ally PIECE circles and curves. While learning these new techniques students will also explore improvisational piecing techniques, and go home with ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts. During the course of this workshop, instructor Maria will lead students on a journey through curved piecing—how to make curves and circles and how to use them to create original quilt compositions. Each day will begin with a lecture on construction, composition, artistic excellence, and mindsets. From there, students will begin their individual journeys through curved piecing. Maria strives to connect with each student individually to make sure they are getting what they need to grow as an artist. The workshop concludes with student led one on one consults with Maria. Each student will have the opportunity to get feedback on what matters most to them whether it be developing a studio practice or honing their construction skills. After the consults, there be a group sharing where all participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other’s work.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: All

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29. Dyeing & Surface Design Independent Study (7 days)
Instructor: Kevin Womack

Please see description from class 23. This class must be taken in conjunction with class 23. This class is offered only as a 7-day class.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $50 - $100

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Dyeing, Independent Study, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Shibori, Screen Printing

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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