Sat, Jan 29|
ONLINE: Love Actually: Scrappy Hearts + Hand Stitching
Play with hand-dyed fusible fabric and learn more about hand stitching as a form of embellishment in this latest workshop from artist Lisa Thorpe. What better way to spend your time than pondering the color shape and size of love? ….well, really hearts. The perfect Valentine gift!
Time & Location
Jan 29, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
About the Event
*REGISTRATION EXTENDED! Registration will close on January 19th to provide time for kit shipping.
What better way to spend your time than pondering the color shape and size of love? ….well, really hearts. This class and kit include everything you need to make a bright, heartfilled, hand stitched, layered fabric panel. The perfect Valentine for your favorite person!
In this online workshop with artist Lisa Thorpe, you'll get to play with surface design using hand-dyed fabric and hand stitched embellishment. The hand stitch Lisa will teach you is inspired by the Japanese Boro stitch style using white pearl cotton. You can do a lot of stitching or a little – it’s up to you. There is no set pattern, play and have fun with it! In class Lisa will demo design, cut, layer, and stitch options and each makers’ little art quilt of love will be unique and personal. This workshop will also discuss ways to use or display your fabric art when you’re done.
A video of this workshop will be available to students for 2 weeks after class.
Skill level: ✂️
This class is open to all levels, age 12+.
Supplies: All class supplies are included in your class kit.
What’s in the kit?
- - Hand dyed three-inch squares in 7 colors (Mistyfuse pre applied)
- - Nine-inch black background fabric
- - Nine-inch light fuse stabilizer
- - Ball of white #8 pearl cotton thread
- - Embroidery needle
What to gather?
- Fabric Scissors
- Iron and ironing pad
- Pen for marking fabric
- Optional: other scrap fabrics in prints or solids to add to your design (Mistyfuse or other double sided fuse applied to fabrics makes design and stitch easier).
*All kits will be mailed to participants. The last day to register for this class will be January 19th to be sure the kits arrive on time. Shipping to US participants only.
About the instructor:
About Lisa Thorpe - As an artist I am an explorer and observer first. I like to wander and wonder, let things percolate while I ponder. I have numerous sketchbooks full of chicken scratch drawings and cryptic thoughts. Over time (and often during a long hot shower) an idea will keep rising to the surface, I might even push that thought bubble below the surface, telling it I don’t have time for you, but the best ideas won’t pop and so I move on from thought to action. I have used many mediums over the years from fabric to painting to printing and collage but the unifying thread through all these mediums is a love of the puzzle. I like to problem solve, to piece and play with an idea until it can take shape as a visual idea. Once I solve a creative problem I have a drive to share it with others. I have been teaching art to adults and children for many years in the public schools and at art centers and retreats venues across the west. Currently I am the resident artist at The Bishop’s Ranch retreat and conference center outside of Healdsburg, California. I have had technique articles featured in Cloth Paper Scissors, and Quilting Arts magazines and have taught surface design and art quilting workshops at Mendocino Art Center, Craft Napa, and numerous quilt guilds throughout the west.
Class fees are transferable to another class or to studio credit if cancellation is made at least 72 hours before class. If cancellations are made after the 72 hour advance window has passed, we will not be able to issue refunds or studio credits. You can, however transfer the class to a friend. The class kit fee of $30 is not refundable.
- Ticket type
The class fee includes a complete class kit which will be mailed to you.Price$78.00