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.
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
I have some new classes coming in the next couple of week, at the Art Center @319, in Smithfield. Hope you can come and create some beautiful gifts. It is such a great experience and being close to the Holidays makes it a fun social event as well. Older teens and Adults.
Silk Painting and Shibori, we will hand paint and do wrap resist with silk fabrics and dyes.
It has been crazy, busy around here with many things going on this fall. School has started and I have three classes so a lot of planning has been happening. My lesson plans always take a lot of prep, since I am teaching fiber art and design. While looking around for a “little” house project for my older students I found some great work out there by some creative artists.
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.
I have a silk painting workshop coming up in Smithfield at the Art Center@319, contact them to register. This is a day long class at the new location of Isle of Wight Arts League we will learn and practice several techniques and complete several samples and a finished silk scarf. The class size is limited due to space, so sign up early to try out this beautiful art form. It has been a couple of years since I offered this class, so I look forward to working with everyone.
So many last minute details to get my class schedule as well as order ready. I like the combination of printing, applique, embroidery on my bags and pillows. One of the classes I am planning is a kind of fabric collage using these elements.
With the weather so nice, it is hard to stay indoors. The garden is calling me, maybe some hand sewing on the porch for now.
The students in my design class, did a great job creating the decorations for the Winter Dance. It is tricky making the different parts in a different location and having a short time to put it all together. Thanks to everyone involved in the dance and all the kids, I think they had a great time.
My students have creating their own fabric design for a future project. We have been using stencils but I hope to bring in some other types of print materials in the future-block and screen printing and maybe some silk direct painting. Hand printing is very relevant in the arts and crafts world, and getting back to hand made items. I really hope the art students today will take these new ideas and bring some change in the mass produced items that have taken over.
When we create in my design business I like to think we are making quality items that can be the there for the future-we use natural fabric and real wood.