Where I'm teaching, showing art, and/or vending.
Art-Is-You ~ Nashville ~ Vending
Create Mixed Media Retreat ~ SoCal
Art Unraveled ~ Phoenix, AZ
July 30 - Aug. 6
I'm teaching Thursday, Aug. 1 and vending on Sat. Aug. 3
The class is:
Workshop Runway: Reconstructed, Upcycled, and Wearable!
I am so excited to have come up with a simple and easy design of reconstructing button down shirts that anyone interested in clothing design can accomplish! Really!
Each designer will be given the challenge to take 3-5 shirts and reconstruct them into a fun and arty new one. Basic sewing skills are helpful but not necessary. I will show various samples and designs of how to recreate your garment. Pattern ideas and information will be given to each student about how to cut your shirt so it becomes a style that fits and flatters each individual. This is an exercise to give you confidence to cut existing garments and just go for it and “make it work”! Each designer will get individual time with me just as Tim Gunn gives on that TV program! If you have created your shirt before the class time is over you can further embellish with items you bring or ones I (the instructor) have available. Or you can work on a second shirt. Plan to model your garment at the “Manager’s Reception” happy hour at the end of the day of the workshop. If you are shy or can’t walk the “runway” we can find someone to model for you.
We will have a group challenge ala Project Runway (the TV program) that will be announced the day of the class. (no worries, it’s easy!). The garment constructed by the group will be auctioned off at the runway show and the money raised will be given to the AU charity.
See you on the runway!
Art Is You ~ Petaluma!
September 25 - 29
I am also giving a class on garment reconstruction as I am at Art Unraveled but the garment will be a different style and possibilities are endless once you learn the basic "re"construction!
I am so excited to have come up with simple and easy ways of reconstructing button down shirts that anyone interested in clothing design can accomplish! Really!
Each designer will take 3-5 shirts and reconstruct them into a fun and arty new one. Basic sewing skills are helpful but not necessary (if not experienced be prepared to learn basic sewing machine operation or you can hand stitch). I will show various samples and designs of how to recreate your garment. Pattern ideas and information will be given to each student about how to cut your shirt so it becomes a style that fits and flatters each individual. This is an exercise to give you freedom to cut existing garments and confidence that you can reconstruct unloved clothing.
Once the basic shirt is completed it will be a wearable garment but it can be further embellished by adding pockets, lace, doilies, buttons, embroidery, whatever you envision. I will give each student individual time and help with designing and give ideas for embellishments.
I'll be teaching a second class
Nuno Felt Wrist Wraps
Learn basic nuno felting while creating a soft and sumptuous wrist wrap. Nuno felting, also known as laminate felting, is a process of applying wool fibers to a sheer silk backing with moisture, heat, and friction. We will use natural fabrics, silks, and lace to create the base wrap. After we have felted the wraps and they dry, we will embellish them with bits of lace, perhaps a vintage pin, vintage buttons, or beads. A silk cord or ribbon will be attached to wrap around the wrist. After creating the natural colored wrap there will be time to create more and I will offer a variety of color choices.
I will also show you how to create small flowers from silk/lace/ribbon to embellish your wrap with.