Workshops

Denim Quilting 

Your Old Clothes to Quilts

 

Design and create your own modern quilt blocks out of repurposed denim fabric.

You will learn:

  • How to transform clothing and other used textiles into quilt blocks
  • Deconstruct and reconstruct old garments into something new
  • To design with monochromatic color and abstract forms
  • To create pattern through repetition of shapes
  • To use quilting friendly tools: rotary cutter and quilter’s rulers
  • Quilt completion, including basting and binding

Each student will complete one or more quilt blocks which can be used to make a quilt top or patchwork samples.

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Colors and Creativity

My Quilting Life

 

In this class you will be introduced to the tools and techniques of constructing this modern quilt. Durning the class you will have an opportunity to work hands-on and learn the skills needed to transition to more complex designs.

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You will learn :

  • How to read a quilting pattern
  • The use of color and value to create visually interesting quilts
  • How to use quilting tools, rotary cutter and quilter’s rulers
  • Create a quilt top
  • Layer the top, batting, and back
  • Basting
  • Quilting
  • Binding

Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

 

Make your own hand-dyed fabrics using the traditional Japanese Shibori dyeing techniques with authentic Indigo dye.

We will go over a variety of surface design techniques, including :

  • Shibori
  • Kumo
  • Mokume
  • Karamatsu
  • Itajime

You will learn:

  • Proper fabric preparation
  • Various binding, stitching, and clamping techniques
  • Basic tools and techniques of working with natural fabric dyes
  • Paper fold, tie and clamp resist using several patterns

Hand-stitching

Sashiko, Embroidery, Boro and more

 

Ancient hand-embroidery techniques derived from Japanese boroboro, meaning “something tattered,” giving fabrics a mended or patched together style.

This workshop is a casual/informal setting where you will work independently at your own pace.

You will learn:

• Japanese needlework using a thick cotton thread to create geometric patterns against a solid background fabric

• Sashiko, Embroidery, Boro are all simple techniques and skills you can learn and expand on.

• You will learn to add embroidery, sashiko, boro stitching to personalize a pair of jeans or sweatshirt.

• Bring 3 pieces of clothing or quilt tops to work on.

• Discover the top 10 best hand embroidery stitches!

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