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Fine Craft

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The following are detailed workshop descriptions in the area of Fine Craft.  For a schedule of classes, please return to the “Workshops by Timeframe” page.

Connections in Fiber

Facilitator: Lorie McCown

Timeframe: FRI AM & SAT AM

Description: Making art is all about making connections. We will explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber.  The students will use traditional and nontraditional fibers, and mark making to express their 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 your own personal vocabulary of stitches and marks.  We will endeavor to communicate the students’ ideas, stories and personal experiences through stitches and personal mark making. We will use machine, and hand stitching, embroidery, painting/marking directly on cloth, and other methods for conveying our artistic voices.

Kit Fee:  $20 includes Multi-fiber packs with various trims/fibers and threads.

* Sewing Machine *optional* I will bring mine, and if you want to bring yours, that is fine. Supply List will be enailed to you closer to event time.

Bark & Vine Basketry

Facilitator: Matt Tommey
Timeframe: FRI AM & PM

Description:  Every basket begins with a walk in the woods. Join contemporary basketry artist Matt Tommey as you walk through the woods, collect natural materials and weave a unique creation for nature’s treasure. Primarily random weave and twining techniques will be covered using a variety of vines and bark. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Moderate hand strength required.

Kit Fee: $35 for basketry materials.

Required Tools: sharp kitchen shears, garden gloves, comfortable walking shoes, any other basketry tools.

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Let’s Make a Shoulder Pocket
(A Crossbody bag that’s just the right size for your cell phone, wallet and a few goodies)

Facilitator: Karen Bennett
Timeframe: FRI PM

Description:  Have you  always wanted to try your hand at machine sewing?? Well this is the class for you!!! Join me as we discuss color, fabric selection, venture into free motion quilting all the while you will be constructing  a cross over shoulder bag – small enough not to weigh you down, but large enough to carry all your essentials. You will learn how to thread the machine, basic care and maintenance. A great beginners class as well as for those who want to gain confidence in their machine skills and free motion quilting.

Supply list: Sewing machine in working order with your manual. The machine MUST be able to drop its feed dogs. Along with basic sewing supplies you will need a zigzag presser foot ( this is normally a standard foot on any machine), a darning foot also called a free motion foot (this is NOT a standard foot on most machines), scissors, straight pins, seam ripper.

There are 5 sewing machines available for use. It is on a first come basis. Please contact claire@theworshipstudio.org if you need a machine.

Kit Fee: $25 includes all fabric and thread.  BEGINNER LEVEL

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For the Love of Hand

Facilitator: Karen Bennett
Timeframe: SAT AM

Description: 

Step into the wilder side of hand embroidery. This is not your grandmothers’s sampler class, but one of free form expression and embellishment.  Come and learn the basics of hand embroidery.  We will learn basic stitches such as satin, running, french knots, couching and others. We will also incorporate glass beads as embellishments, oil paint sticks and other embellishments. You will leave with a free form stitch sample that you can incorporate into a larger project or an independent piece.

Kit Fee: $15.  BEGINNER LEVEL

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Free Form Machine Sewing

Facilitator: Karen Bennett
Timeframe:  SAT PM

Description:  

This hands on class will focus on creative expression using fabric and fiber. The goal of the class is to complete a small art quilt or quilted/fused trading card. Techniques will include free form fused applique, beginning thread painting, free motion quilting and couching. Come and learn the ins and out of expressing yourself in fiber! And added bonus will be the use of paint sticks and embellishments of your choice. Take a walk on the wild side of fiber!

Each student will have the chance to experiment with fused fabric embellished with sewn stitches, couched thread, thread painting  basics. Free motion quilting basics,dropping feed dogs, speed control and form will be practiced. Final embellishments will include oil paint sticks, and any embellishments they desire.

Required Tools and Materials: Sewing machine in working order with your manual. The machine MUST be able to drop its feed dogs. Along with basic sewing supplies you will need a zigzag presser foot ( this is normally a standard foot on any machine), a darning foot also called a free motion foot (this is NOT a standard foot on most machines), scissors, an open toe embroidery would be helpful, scissors, straight pins, seam ripper. They may also bring any scraps of  fabric, beads, laces, paints or any other type of embellishment decorative threads.

There are 5 sewing machines available for use. It is on a first come basis. Please contact claire@theworshipstudio.org if you need a machine.

Kit Fee:  $20

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