Lexington arts + crafts
Create organic, bendable, dimensional motifs using simple crochet and wire technique. This class is an extended study inspired by Irish Crochet where we will investigate how to crochet over cord and wire with experimental materials, transforming them into large scale sculptural sturctures that can stand on their own or work as buildable units for larger objects and installations. This is an opportunity to immerse oneself into the magic freeform nature of crochet and to build a dimensional abstract object. Experience with single crochet is recommended since there will not be time to learn how to crochet in class.
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Time: Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm
Skill Level: All Levels with a knowledge of single crochet
Guild/Sustaining Member: $150
Maximum number of students: 10
Materials fee: 20.00 Payable to the teacher in class
Cording, heavy wire, mixed fibers from yarn to torn fabrics
Materials brought by students: - Crochet hooks in various sizes. Mixed fibers from yarn to fabric.
HELEN DAY ART CENTER
Explore the many ways that fiber arts can be transformed from the traditional to the contemporary. Students will learn many methods of stitching, weaving, sewing and other things related to fiber. Discussion of materials, color theory, and the history of fiber are included as we begin with a solid foundation of exercises. Group critiques, individualized instruction and demonstrations are included. No drawing skills are required. Materials list provided.
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Fee: $350 (member), $375 (nonmember)
Materials Fee: $15.00 payable to instructor in class
Schedule: October 26, 27
9:30-4:30 with and hour for lunch
Image: Veiled, 3x4 in., tintype and silk thread
Needlefelt colorful round beads and then string them into a unique bracelet. Learn how to felt, mix colors and all the necessary steps to finish your project at home or to start and finish a new one. If time, we can make extra beads for ear rings and a necklace too. Materials provided include wool, needles, string and clasps. Needle felting is an fun, meditative, soothing activity. You will catch on quickly and make your own felt creations in no time! Start by making a bracelet that can be the perfect gift someone special during the holidays. Limit 10 students
Time: Sunday, Nov 17, 10am–2pm
Materials: $15 payable in class
potomac fiber arts guild
MIXED MEDIA EMBROIDERY
Do you like to juxtapose unlikely materials and processes to create compelling imagery and objects? To honour memory and place while working with your hands? Join us and learn how to embroider on the fragile surfaces of prints, photographs and other unusual objects. Using the simple tools of needle and thread we will add texture, dimension and meaning to favourite imagery. Students will bring photos, magazine pages, posters, or other paper imagery for consideration. We’ll explore personal themes and surface designs and then stitch them to life. The properties of paper are different from fabric and require adaptations to traditional embroidery methods. We will cover how to approach this as well as how to embroider on unlikely surfaces like goose eggs, boxes, or any other object that allows us to puncture holes for stitching. I will share my approaches with demos and samples. We will have time to experiment with a few different approaches. Work of other embroidery fiber artists will be discussed too. Beginner-level experience with embroidery is helpful but not necessary.
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