22 July 2012

"color + stitch" class - let's fling paint together! :)

Color + Stitch class
Thursday September September 27, 2012
American Sewing Expo in Novi, MI

I don't get to teach nearly as much as I like to. So when the fine folks at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, MI asked me to teach a pre-show workshop, I was thrilled! :)

I'm a huge fan of the expo, go every year and just soak in all the fabric and thread and fibery goodness. Although it is primarily sewing event, they do offer a variety of classes. So I'm pleased to say that my new class, Color + Stitch is on the schedule for the 2012 show.

The cost of the class is $130 plus a class kit fee of $30. 

 The class kit fee includes:

* fabric squares for color exercises
* textile paint
* sponge brushes
* spoons
* plastic cups
* stencils, homemade monoprinting plate, thermofax screens

What you'll need to bring:

* paper towel
* spray bottle for water
* two black garbage bags
* 5-10 fat quarters in your favorite colors (bring solids since we'll be doing the printing)
* embroidery thread
* embroidery needles
* embellishments (beads, buttons, ribbon, etc)
* 13" x 17" batting or felt
* quilting ruler
* safety pins or straight for basting 

Here's what we're doing:

In Color + Stitch, students will learn to create hand printed fabric for use in a vibrant
and modern abstract 12”x16” art quilt. Surface design techniques such as stenciling,
monorprinting and Thermofax screen printing will be used as tools for learning color
theory. Hand stitching and simple embellishments will add additional texture and color
pops to the piece.

You can register for the class here.

Its going to be a grand time, I do hope you'll come out and fling paint with me! Email me at FibraArtysta@earthlink.net if you have any questions.


janice said...

Lynn I know your srudents will have a wonderful time and learn alot

Jeannie said...

I so wish I could be there and take your class. Your students are in for a thrill.

Susie said...


Congratulations on the class! Being invited vs applying is a great honor.

I LOVE the new piece...but BLUE?? MY favorite color, but not one you generally use. It is a nice change for you, love it!