I have been involved in several new quilting/fabric projects lately. Met with textile designer Alison Glass talking about designing fabric and Quilt Market, she was most helpful and I hope a new friend in the art community. Our Peninsula Modern Quilt Guild is planning a quilt show this fall, so have been working with them and looking forward to that event.
Our new school season at RSA start next week and I have many new ideas for my students. I love the pillows in the photo from the summer sewing club, great job Mary, Amy and Rose.
I have my last sewing class with my younger students tomorrow. It is so exciting to see new young people being creative and their interest in sewing. We have great discussions, I think they all relax when their hands are busy and the thoughts and words just flow. We have talked a lot about sewing machines and how they work, in my research I found this unique machine. I love when design is always a part of function.
The Alto machne is made for non/beginner sewers. Easy threading, and the speed is controlled by your hands moving on the fabrics-no foot pedal. This could be great for students.
Seeing spots-painting dots, many silk scarf orders around here, this design has been a favorite this this spring/summer. I can see the end coming with this last 5 months of orders. Looking forward to new ideas and designs and I hope to have some samples and orders available for family and friends this summer.
My new summer classes are now on the schedule. These are offered at my home studio in Smithfield. Please let me know if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing everyone this year. Angelia
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Beginner Fiber Art/Sewing Ages 8 to 12
July18, July 25 1-3:30pm.
Students can take one or both classes, it is a great chance to use the sewing machines and do some other things that take longer than the hour we have during the school year. Bring you sewing machines, I do have a couple of sewing machines available.
Each class is $35 all materials included
Max 8 students
Advanced Sewing Ages 12 and up (based on experience)
Students need some sewing experience for this class. You can attend any or all of the summer classes listed here. Bring your sewing machines.
We will meet these Wednesdays in the summer
May 29, June 19, July 31, August 21 12:30-4pm
Each class is $50 all materials included
Max 8 students
Adult Studio Day
A lot of adult have asked for classes, so I am offering a fabric arts studio day. We will work with various types of fabric techniques, dyeing, screen printing, simple sewing, quilting, applique and have time to work independently in the studio. Bring your sewing machine if you have one, I do have a couple of machines available.
August 10 11am-4pm Max 6 students
So Happy that “Sign Girl” won honorable mention at the Found Art show last week in Norfolk. Thanks to Hannah at Alt Daily and Amelia at
TFC recycling for getting it all together a putting on the show.
I have been super busy getting ready for the Buyers Market show next week. I am finally getting some of the images up from our photo shoot. The girls did a great job and everything turned out so beautiful. Debbie’s photograpy work always great. Looking forward to showing all my new work.
I am a Niche Award Finalist, these awards are sponsored by Niche Magazine a trade publication of fine craft and artist made products.
This is such an honor, the judging of entries is based on three main criteria:
1. technical excellence, both in surface design and form
2. a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
3. market viability
The winners will be announced at the American Made show in February. I have been working like crazy to get my new designs together for this upcoming show, now the anticipation is even more exciting.
Happy New Year, looking forward to much creating in 2013.
A great chance to get some handmade gifts this weekend. J and I will be in downtown Norfolk with my shirts, bags and fabrics. This is my last show for the year, some of these items are leaving my inventory. Many other artisans will be there to showcase there work. Hope to see you there.