Create organic, bendable sculpture and motifs with simple crochet and wire technique. By mixing materials, scale and stitches we will learn how to build structures that can stand on their own or work as buildable units for objects and installations. This will be a comprehensive study of several of my crochet techniques with a new approach covered each week. Learn how to crochet with wire and mixed materials over wire to create discreet objects or buildable units. This is an opportunity to immerse yourselves into the magic freeform nature of crochet and to build a dimensional abstract object. Personal work is encouraged. Experience with single and double crochet is recommended and there will not be time to learn how to crochet in class.
Materials fee: 25.00/student payable first class Includes cording, Heavy wire, jewelry wire and mixed fibers.
Materials to bring to class: - Crochet hook in various sizes - Wire if you have some already - Leftover fiber, clothing, yarn etc.
Armed with a needle and thread, learn to embroider anything that you can puncture a hole through. Embellish the surfaces of everything from paper towels to photos to leaves and found objects. Create tactile treasures using a multitude of materials, seductive threads, and alternative fiber. All levels welcome. Beginner-level experience with embroidery is helpful. Limit 8 students
This deceptively simple embroidery is not just for edging your blankets or handkerchiefs. Contemporary fiber artists have been bringing it to new levels of surface design, color, texture and form. Start with sampling many of the stitch variations with different thread weights and design scales. Next experiment with wire and other alternative materials to create 3D structures. All levels welcome. Limit 8 students