3 August, 2017

Spoonflower Fall Masterclass – Class is full.

2017-08-03T20:59:16-05:00Classes & Teaching, Spoonflower & Fabric Design, UpcomingClasses|Comments Off on Spoonflower Fall Masterclass – Class is full.

Registration opened today for the fall 2017 Spoonflower Master Class and it filled up in just 4 hours. I can’t believe it. You can still add yourself to the waiting list in case of a cancellation or make sure you are on the list to get an announcement before the next class happens.

8 June, 2017

Pop Up Class: Intro to Embroidery

2017-06-19T12:15:13-05:00Classes & Teaching, Embroidery, UpcomingClasses|Comments Off on Pop Up Class: Intro to Embroidery

Don’t wait to sign up! I have added a class for this summer and you are invited. I am partnering up with Knit & Bolt (formerly Crafty Planet) in NE Minneapolis to do a pop-up class. In three sessions, you will learn all you need to know about beginning hand embroidery. We will cover the basics of tools, threads, needles, and to hoop or not hoop. Each session we will focus on a group of related stitches, like variations on a theme. We will talk about how to stitch a pre-traced pattern as well as free-form embroidery, which is my favorite. I broke the class up so you will have time to practice between sessions and come back with questions. We will work in the awesome new classroom space at Knit & Bolt and you can get all of your materials there at the shop. (I will post the supply list here very soon and email it to you after you register.)

Intro to Embroidery
Tuesdays June 20, 27 and July 11 • 10:00 – 11:30 am
at Knit & Bolt

Open to ages 10 and up. No embroidery or hand sewing experience necessary.

THIS CLASS IS […]

20 September, 2016

A New Fabric Design Class “On the Road”

2016-09-20T14:36:00-05:00Classes & Teaching, Spoonflower & Fabric Design, UpcomingClasses|Comments Off on A New Fabric Design Class “On the Road”

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I have all of the details ready and registration is open for my first Spoonflower Master Class “On the Road”! I decided that I wanted to try to offer the class in some other venues to help make it more accessible to more people. Not everyone can get to NC quickly and easily, so here it is at another venue that might be a little closer for you. After I taught a class at the WI Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts this spring, I knew it would be a great place to host a workshop like this. You can see all of the details on the master class page.

Also, there are some spaces left in my October class in Atlanta with the SE Fiber Arts Alliance. Be sure to check that one out too!

29 June, 2016

A teacher’s life: My week at Arrowmont School

2016-06-29T09:31:45-05:00An Artist's Life, Classes & Teaching, Gallery Exhibitions, Spoonflower & Fabric Design|Comments Off on A teacher’s life: My week at Arrowmont School

IMG_3597I just got back from teaching a week-long workshop at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg TN. Arrowmont is like summer art camp for grownups in all the best and worst ways. Each class is an intensive week. Studios are open 7:30 am – 1:00 am nearly every day. Students and teachers stay in no-frills dorm-like rooms; meals are provided at the dining hall. There are evening slide talks and open studios. Above is a view of the main building as I am walking down from my cabin.

IMG_3530There was a little snafu with a late shuttle and some very bad communication when I first arrived, so my week started off a little rocky, but things smoothed out as the week went on. I was teaching in the textiles studio, which is set up like the most amazing dye lab you can imagine. Only we weren’t doing anything with dyes, because I was teaching a whole week about digital fabric design with Spoonflower. Having this lab full of computers and scanners is not exactly the norm for Arrowmont, […]

16 November, 2015

Upcoming Classes: Tatted Snowflakes

2015-11-15T20:57:39-06:00Classes & Teaching, UpcomingClasses|1 Comment

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That’s right!  I am teaching a beginning needle tatting class coming up in just a week.  We are going to use sock-weight yarn (so you can really see your stitches) to make these awesome snowflakes.  Class is at Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater and all materials will be provided – you even get to take your tatting needle home with you.  This is the very first design I mastered when I learned tatting and I really think it is fun to do with yarn (and a lot easier than teeny-tiny thread).  I will even show a couple of ways to add beads to your basic snowflake design.  Come and try something new!  Monday November 23 at 6pm.

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