Workshops

Workshop Fee 

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Maximum 20 students with adequate working space.  
Extra fee for each additional student.

Travel expenses for air travel, including excess baggage charges when traveling by air, car rental if applicable, IRS mileage for local travel by car.
Lodging
Meals

Upon scheduling a workshop, you will receive a contract with complete details and supply lists for workshops.  
Payment for workshops and travel expenses are expected before I depart venue.

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Quilting Workshops

Beauty Among the Thorns  -  Wall Hanging Size

Beauty Among the Thorns - Wall Hanging Size

36 x 36
Duration - 1 1/2 days
Skill Level - Intermediate

This award winning wall hanging includes several skill building techniques. The floral and leaf blocks are all fused and machine appliqued. Blocks are set in an offset setting. The outside border uses a strip insertion method. This a great border to add to those quilts that cry out for an nontraditional finish. Learn how to make piping and add it on before attaching the binding strip. It is completed with loads of beads to add that finishing sparkle. Machine quilted.

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Foundation Floral Quilt

Foundation Floral Quilt

93 x 93
Duration - 1 Day
Skill Level - All Skill Levels
 
This class is fabulous for all skill levels. It is especially great for beginners because it has no complicated color matching, no seams to match. This quilt also is wonderful for using up bits and pieces from other projects or that stash you have been saving. Freedom to have fun and enjoy quilt making with immediate results without the pressure.

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Needle Felting Workshops

Please note that all of my Machine Needle Felting Workshops are for All Skill Levels. I teach in such a manner that even the beginning needle felter should be able to accomplish each project.  No previous needle felting experience is needed, however, basic sewing machine skills are needed for construction. Needle felting is So Much Fun !!
Kits are available for most Machine Needle Felting Classes.   Shop owners please contact me for workshop kit prices.

Fall Splendor  -  Sweatshirt Jacket

Fall Splendor - Sweatshirt Jacket

Duration - 1 1/2days
Skill Level - All Skill Levels

Begin with a sweatshirt larger than your regular size. Use a sweatshirt 2 Sizes larger if you want a really roomy jacket. First we will do some deconstruction. Add seam binding to finish the edges and you will have the beginning of the jacket base. Learn how to make a sheet of new fabric out of wool, silks and velvets and other textures using needle felting techniques. Learn how to cut out leaf shapes and add embellishing tricks to make the leaves more realistic. A few more finishing touches and your jacket is done. The jacket shown is done on a brown base with falling leaves. Sequins, beads and hook and eye closure have also been added.

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Go Green - Handbag

Go Green - Handbag

Duration - 1 1/2 days
Skill Level - All Skill Levels

Using an all over color base, add vines and leaves before adding that blast of color with the silk fabric flowers. Accent with a string of beads for the closure. Learn my techniques for making a felted strap and hand painted buckles to complete the eye catching art bag.

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Hollyhocks  -  Wall Hanging

Hollyhocks - Wall Hanging

Duration - 1 1/2 days
Skill Level - All Skill Levels

This award winning wall hanging has a rich old world look. Learn needle felting techniques working from the top side and reverse side for different textures. Many different fabrics and fibers are used in Hollyhocks to create the beautiful flowers and 3-dimensional stems. Wonderfully fun and creative. Add the unique felted border. Embellish with fabulous beads to complete the look.

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Journal Covers

Journal Covers

Duration - 1 Day
Skill Level - All Skill Levels
 
Making a journal cover is a wonderful way to learn the technique used in Machine Needle Felting. This journal cover begins with a duck cloth base. With the addition of silks, velvets, satins, and other great textures, a beach scene is revealed. Learn about the fabrics and fibers that will work and what won't work on this easy project for the beginning needle felter. Finish the underwater scene with embellishing items to replicate coral, seaweed, and more underwater vegitation and sealife. This workshop is also available in a freeform artstyle cover.

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Monique - Red handbag

Monique - Red handbag

Duration - 1 1/2 day
Skill Level - All Skill Levels

This is a mosaic style base. Using all one color or two making a base and free motion stitching to form the handbag base. Paint your own coordinating laces and trims. Construct the handbag with a silk lining and a pocket. Finish the closure with a hand beaded button taught in class. Sample is done in red, however several colors are available.

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Wear Your Art - Scarf

Wear Your Art - Scarf

Duration - 1/2 Day
Skill Level - All Skill Levels

This class uses soft and silky rovings, bits of wonderful ribbons, trims and fibers to create a one of a kind scarf. This scarf can be made light  airy for warmer climates, or heavier for colder weather. Wonderfully fun and easy. A variety of colors are available.

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Doll Workshops

Cat Dancer

Cat Dancer

Duration - 2 Days
Skill Level - Intermediate

The Cat Dancer is made by using the CAT DANCER pattern by Magic Threads. Cat Dancer is a fabulous doll to embellish and make a one of a kind creation. In this very special class, students will learn face painting techniques, stuffing tricks, assembly using hinged arms and legs, and mane making techniques. Several embellishing techniques are also used on the cats, such as beading, painting, adding silk flowers, silk ribbon  embroidery, stamping and much more. Although the skill level is intermediate, all skill levels may participate in this class. Any prior doll making experience is helpful.

 

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Garden Fairy

Garden Fairy

Duration - 1 Day
Skill Level - Beginner

The  Garden Fairy doll is made from the Blossom and Twig pattern by Magic Threads. This is an absolutely wonderful doll for all skill levels  to make, including beginners. Over the years I have added several extra touches my own fairy dolls and share my secrets in class to add sparkle and  shine.  Students will learn easy doll making skills, with basic face sculpting and coloration, hair making techniques, as well as clothing  ideas. This is the class for everyone who ever wanted to try making a doll. 

 

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