Sda 2019 conference - st. louis missouri
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Bring your needlefelting obsession to new levels and learn how to create your favorite small objects using a barbed needle and some wool. Using additive and substractive techniques, some dyed fleece and your imagination we will sculpt a whistle or other small object of your choice. I will have some found objects as inspiration. You will learn how to assess objects to model from. Pacifiers, whistles drill bits, clothespins - the more absurd the better. Needlefelting is quick and easy to learn so all levels are welcome.
Materials to bring to class:
-Needlefelting foam, http://feltingsupplies.livingfelt.com/Needle-Felting-Foam-5-x-5-Earth-Harmony-Series-_p_23.html
-A small pair of sharp and pointy embroidery scissors - the stork variety found at Michaels or AC Moore are perfect.
-Needlefelting needles – I recommend this variety pack and since needles break easily I would purchase at least 3 packs, http://feltingsupplies.livingfelt.com/-Felting-Needles-Variety-Pack_p_16.html
-Wool fleece in sample packs of your choosing. http://feltingsupplies.livingfelt.com/MC-1-Merino-Cross-Fast-Felting-Batts_c_4.html
Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Learn to embroider on the fragile surface of prints, photographs and other works on paper. Using a needle and thread we will add texture, dimension and meaning to favorite imagery. We will begin by creating a paper stitch sampler to become comfortable with techniques before launching into our personal projects. Students will bring a photo, magazine page, poster, or other 2 dimensional paper images to class. We will spend time considering each individual’s design and then stitch it to life. The properties of paper are different from fabric and require adaptations to traditional embroidery methods. I will share my approaches with demos and samples. Projects can be started in class and completed at home. Work of other embroidery fiber artists will be discussed too. Beginner-level experience with embroidery is helpful but not necessary.
Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Skill Level: All Levels
Materials fee: 20.00
-Paper pages for stitch sampler book
-Fabrics, silks and other mixed materials to sandwich in the layers of the embroidery
-Assorted embellishments like artificial flowers and collage items
-Extra imagery, photos etc.
Materials for students to bring to class:
-Personal photos, magazine pages, posters, etc.
-Embroidery needles of various sizes and lengths to accommodate different weights of threads and depths of foundational objects
-A 3 in. and 5 in. Big Eye needle found at craft stores in the beading department
-Assorted threads and fibers from your stash
-A portfolio or anything flat to act as a folder in order to transport your in-progress artwork home without damage.
-Fabrics for backings and other finishing. Meaningful items of clothing that we can cut to size, fanciful silks, organic fibers… bring what speaks for you.
-Assorted embellishments like artificial flowers and collage items.
-Tissue paper for sketching
-Pencil and eraser
-scissors, thimble and other favorite embroidery supplies
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.
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.
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