Lectures and Classes


Journey to the Surface – The story of my evolution as a fiber artist and how I arrived at surface design. Includes trunk show. Approximately 1 hour.

Classes: (Half day class - $300:  Full & multiple day classes - $450 per day)

Arashi Shibori and Silk Scarves: – Learn the arashi shibori design technique to create your own silk scarves. – Full day

Paint Instead of Piece: Create a whole-cloth wall quilt, painting with thickened dyes. Then embellish with thread painting or hand embroidery. – 3-4 days (1-2 day workshop can be created with dye painting only.)

Printing on fabric: Learn several ways to print on fabric to create your own fabric designs. Gelli plate, (or gelatin) is used along with stamping, (create your own stamps) stencils, and brush work.  Full day

What was I thinking?: Transform your “ugly” fabrics (we all bought them and they just sit in our stash) into a work of art. Discharge, over dye, stamp (create your own stamps), stencils, paint, silk screen– 4 day workshop

Dyeing for Color!: The basics of hand dyeing fabric. Learn the basics of color theory and how to mix procion MX dyes to create the colors you want. Practice by dyeing 2 yards worth of fat quarters. Half - Full day

Screen Printing with thickened dyes: Create unique patterns on fabrics by using thickened dyes and silk screens. Full Day (Can be expanded to more than one day to explore different masking techniques on silk screens.)

Layering Color!: Create one-of-a-kind pieces of cloth by layering surface design techniques. Layer 1, basic dyeing with procion dye, and basic shibori with indigo. Learn a basic shibori pattern and how to mix and care for an indigo vat. Layer 2, over dye, discharge, stamp, (make your own stamps) screen print. Layer 3, embellish with metal leaf, paint. 3 Full days.

Beginning Silk Ribbon Embroidery: Hand embroidery can be one of the most beautiful expressions of art and craft. Using silk ribbon offers an elegance along with beautiful texture and color. Ribbon work can be used on crazy quilts, garments, and art quilts. Learn the basics in this full day class.

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