We all have a palette of colors that we are drawn to. When you pick out a new sweater or choose a colored pencil out of the jar on your desk, there are colors that you always go for and ones that you avoid at all costs. In this class, we will embrace those colors you love and help you bring them into the digital realm by designing two fabrics that use your personal palette. We’ll start with finding colors in recycled paper and magazine pages and learn how to translate those colors into HEX codes. Using both the paper and digital color swatches, we will create two geometric patterns that we will upload and print on to fabric at Spoonflower to make in to two infinity scarves for you to wear. Knowing how colors will translate from screen to fabric can be challenging; you will leave this class with hands-on experience working with color in a digital medium and samples you can use to create color palettes for future projects with confidence. Materials fee $40, includes fabric for two scarves, shipping, and a printed color map.
This class is a new option I am offering as a “hybrid class” with both an in-person and online component. We’ll do the digital work in-person at a class session where I can work with you one-on-one and you can interact with other students. Your fabric will be printed and mailed to you about 2 weeks after that class. The second part of class to sew and finish your scarves will be an online class session that you can access anytime and on your own schedule. Most importantly, you can do it in your own sewing space without having to haul any tools and equipment anywhere. The password to access the online class session will be mailed to you with your fabric; you just need a web browser and internet access to participate in the online class. The online class will have video and written instructions step-by-step to help you finish your scarves and the option to post comments and questions.
Supplies to bring
Please bring a laptop with a current web browser for this class. (Mac, PC, Chromebook, Surface are all fine). I recommend you also bring your power cord in case your battery runs low and strongly encourage you to bring a mouse and not just use the trackpad. If you don’t have a laptop, I have laptops you can borrow if you reserve one before class starts (limited number available). To RSVP a laptop, please fill out this form.
Please bring a couple of magazines or catalogs with you to class; anything works as long as it has color. Make sure it is something you are willing to tear apart, cut up and share with others.
You don’t need any experience with Spoonflower or digital design. Beginner sewing skills and a basic sewing machine are all you need to finish the project. You will need to supply thread and basic sewing tools to finish your project.
This class is held at HeartFelt Silks Studio.