Workshops

DeColourant Workshop: Using a Dye Removal Technique to Create Your Own Textile Designs

This workshop is pure play and experimentation with a product called DeColourant. DeColourant is used in several projects in the book “Transfer Embellish Stitch: 16 Projects for the Modern Maker”, written by Sarah and coauthor Jen Fox. We’ll learn how to make simple freezer paper stencils, and then use the stencils with deColourant to create custom textiles to incorporate into a variety of sewing projects. I will also give ideas of how to incorporate this fun product into projects -- from quilts to totes, garments, home decor items, and more. No sewing experience necessary.

Suggested workshop length: 3 hours

 

 

 

Raw Edge Machine Reverse Applique 101

This course is an introduction to a super simple, quick, and approachable raw edge reverse applique method. Participants will be able to select from a variety of applique motifs that I provide, or I will also teach tips about how to design your own motif. This class is suitable for all levels - beginners can get an introduction to basic reverse applique with simple shapes, and more advanced quilters can explore how to design their own motif for more complex or customized motifs. I will also have a selection of projects made using this method to inspire and discuss. Basic machine sewing skills required.

Suggested workshop length: 3 hours

 

 

Mini Art Quilt: Improv Reverse Applique and Embroidery Embellishments

We will talk about mini art quilts, how to plan a reverse applique design and execute an idea with success. Students are encouraged to let go of the rules and improvise! Learn one more way to utilize your walking foot. We also discuss simple embroidery stitches to enhance the quilt and add texture. Basic sewing machine operation skills necessary.

Suggested workshop length: 6 hrs

 

DIY Painted Canvas Storage Basket

Canvas storage baskets are a great gift giving idea, or for using around the home to corral loose odds and ends. The project is found in the book “Transfer Embellish Stitch: 16 Projects for the Modern Maker”, written by Sarah and coauthor Jen Fox. In this workshop, students will learn how to make freezer paper stencils, use fabric paint, and sew a fully lined canvas basket. They will leave with a complete project. Intermediate sewing experience necessary.

Suggested workshop length: 6 hours

 

Elements and Principles of Design with Paint: Use of Fabric Paint to Create Your Own Prints

In this workshop, you will learn how to use found items and fabric paint to create unexpected and unique prints and then it’s pure experimentation! We discuss the elements and principles of design, how to create it in your prints and how to incorporate it into your projects. This includes texture, contrast, line, shape, repetition, focus, and much more. 

Suggested workshop length: 3 hours