Friday, May 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I'm really excited about my newest online summer class with Artful Gathering (session one). I will be teaching a variety of fun techniques that can be applied to many different fabric projects. Some of the techniques I cover are: working with TAP paper, using RIT dye, painting for fabric projects, using thermofax screens and more. The class projects include making a doll, sewing and designing on an apron (premade) and making a fabric wall hanging using techniques I show on designing fabric collages.
For those of you who have a sewing machine, but have no clue on how to use it; no worries! I will cover that too. Although you will still need to read through your manual, I demonstrate the basics of threading a machine, winding a bobbin, dusting and changing out your needle. This class is not about following patterns, it's freestyle sewing with very few rules, except those that are dictated by your sewing machine!
I hope you will join me in June for this fun class! For more information, please go to www.artfulgathering.com. You will need to register first, so read through the page and follow the link.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
would you please consider helping Nellie out? She's just been diagnosed with bone cancer and needs to have her leg amputated. She's a sweet pup. If we all pitch in just a little we can all aid in support to move past this stage of her medical diagnosis. thank you and remember that any little bit helps. xoxo
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
2014 is a big year for me. I am turning 50 years old (really, how did that happened?) and all of a sudden I will be going to Memphis, New Orleans, Italy, Australia, Scotland and England all within a few months. (can you say whirlwind of FUN!)
I am busy prepping to teach early spring and film online summer classes at the same time, but also have to move ahead to the fall and prepare for that as well. Can you say bug eyed?
I heading to Scotland to take a painting class (fun!). Afterwards I will fly to the UK and stay with friend, Dawn Gold, who is hosting me, while I teach 2 soldering classes. This way I can earn a little money and finally see London! Very exciting. A wonderful way to invite age 50 into my life!
Classes in the UK are going to be Nov. 1 and 2, in Wrothham. Classes tentatively to be held at The Bull Hotel, in Wrothham. There are 2 soldering classes. You can take one class or both. Class time is from 10-5 daily. Lunch not included.
For the weekend, we will be focused on learning how to solder glass. So we will go through many steps to get there, such as foiling, designing your art pieces and then soldering. I have 2 special classes planned. For the first class, we will be learning how to solder smaller glass pieces to turn into wearable art, such as charms or pendants. For the second class, we will work on larger pieces of glass to create what I've come to call, my soldered muse; learning how to link larger pieces of glass together. So Day one teaches you the basics and then Day two begins to expand past beginner soldering. Dawn will be helping me with the supplies, since my USA iron will not work there.
It is helpful to think about what you what your charms or soldered muse to reflect, so I'm going to post MANY pictures of previous soldered work to give you examples that may inspire your own ideas. You can go with a theme, such as "religious" or "family" or "pets" or "vintage" or "art work: or "circus", etc. It really depends on what is important to you.
day one: basic soldering project $150.00 day two: Soldered muse $150.00 OR both days: $245