It seems like the weather is finally warming and things are all green. It is the perfect time to get collect inspiration for my art and design projects. Some leave stamps and screens for printing are in the works. I have several classes coming up around the Tidewater area, so check out that page for all the locations and dates.
This coming Saturday April 23rd I will be doing some embroidery and hand stitch work demonstrations at the Oak Level House in Isle of Wight as part of the Virginia Historic Garden Week. Make sure you visit my studio in the Arts Center @319 in downtown Smithfield.
Holiday Ornaments now available at Blue Skies or contact me directly.
Working on some little quilted ornaments, it has been a while since I made some small fun art. Will be available next week.
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.
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
Happy New Year, looking forward to much creating in 2013.
I am painting plaids. Planning a quilt for J and looking for plaid fabrics, surprisingly, not many interesting ones available. My plan is to paint the designs on silk scarves then, use the ones that work for this project and turn them into “screens” for printing on cotton.
Really like these plaid stairs found them at Matters of Style.
Another plaid-not the colors for J but an interesting interpretation.
A friend ask me last week about hand quilting. She had received a donated, unfinished quilt and needed it for the Art League fund raiser auction. I do some had work, but have never completed a whole quilt. I started looking about on line and found some beautiful examples of hand quilting in modern design form.
The time involved seems daunting to me to do a a large quilt, but I will included some hand stitching and quilting in some of my smaller projects. It is great practice for all sewing skills and I use it in my teaching. This summer in turning out to be full of inspiration and new up coming creative adventures. More ideas coming soon.
This beautiful detail is from Victoria at Silly BooDilly. I have followed her work for a while and really love her color sense, and the hand quilting is equally amazing. She has a beautiful collection of work quilts as well.
I have some classes coming this summer at my studio. Please let me know if you are interested, space is limited.
Sewing for Beginners and Intermediate
June 26, July 3 12:30-4pm Teens 12-18 $40 each class all materials included Students will work on projects to help enhance their sewing skills. Focus on seam allowance, edge finishing, pleats, darts, hemming, etc., will be covered in this class. New and unique material uses included.
Creative Fiber Arts July 31, August 14 12:30-4pm $40 each class all materials included Teens and Adults Students will work on projects using different types of fabric embellishment techniques. Focus on surface design on fabric, dyeing, stencil, print, hand stitching and embroidery.