Here is a list of the craft classes I will be running from May to August 2011
Tote Bag Sunday June 12th 9:30am - 2pm #28
Dianne designed this fabric tote bag to carry all those things you need to 'tote' around. You can make it shorter than hers, it can be made from various fabrics. Make it for a child or yourself. Easy construction.
Has pockets at each end which can be zippered or open.
Karen Eckmeier has given me permission to teach her classes. This wonderfully easy method of layered topstitch means you can create a fabulous landscape in a short period of time. Choose from Beaches, Farms and Fields, Ski Slopes, Meadows & Mountains, Lakes and Coastlines. This one is beaches.
Overseas they have Citra-Solv, in NZ we have D-Limonene, it is the main ingredient in Citra - Solv. What can you do with it - have fun, of course. Using old National Geographic magazine pages we apply the D-Limonene and wait for the magic to happen. The cirtus based solvent dissolves the inks in the magazine and makes them create wonderful patterns. You can use the pages then for collage and creative mixed media work, card making and scrap booking. See the wonderful page below - doesn't it look stunning.
Circle Quilt Sunday 19th June 2011 9:30 - 4pm NZ$45
Dianne will show you how to applique these circles by hand or machine and how to sew inset circles so quick and easy that you won't believe you didn't think of it before. Lots of varations on how to layout these blocks once you have sewn them as well.
Dianne has Karen Eckmeier's permission to teach her classes. The Happy Villages is a fun class that uses squares that you cut and place to make these wonderful villages, complete with windows, doors and stairs - whether they be realistic or fantasy you'll have fun creating them
Dianne designed this quilt using 2 1/2" strips and squares so you can use a Jelly Roll to make this. A single colour at the end of each strip makes it less scrappy but still very effective. The applique creates the harvest feel along with the autumn colours. You, of course, can use nay colour combination you like, could be brights, children, oriental etc. We can adapt the applique to suit your fabrics.
Collage Landscapes with Sue Wademan Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd August 2011
Sue Wademan is a well known contemporary fibre artist in New Zealand. She will be coming to Palmerston North early August to teach fabric collage landscapes - a design class with textiles. Enjoy the fun of leaving the raw edges out. Can be taken by beginners through to advanced, although having a knowledge of free motion stitching would be an advantage. This is a design focused workshop in which you will create a fabulous collage landscape from a variety of fabrics including lots of sheers (silk organza, georgette, chiffon etc). Wanting to try something different with fabric then this is the class for you!
It is a class designed to develop intuitive use of a variety of textiles.
You will learn 3 techniques of collage - lines, layering and scrunching, working on a sample piece to learn Sue's "linear collage' technique. Whilst making this sample you will learn about the 5 elements of design - line, shape, tone, texture and glorious colour.
On the second day you'll bring a landscape picture and learn how to interpret it in textiles, incorporating lots of sheers for layering and scrunching. You will be encouraged to work on your own individual landscape and to extend your creative processes with lots of help from the tutor. The 5 elements of design will once again be discussed relating it to your indicidual landscapes including many different fabric manipulation techniques to achieve your landscape design.
The goal for this class is for each student to gain confidence in "using fabric like paint" to create your own fabulous and individual landscape colage.
Contact me for any further information you require, to book in or call in and see the samples in the 'flesh' so to speak.