In this class we are going to cover making sew-in fabric labels for your textile and fabric goods. There are federal regulations that require garments, home goods and many other things made from fabrics to have labels with specific information on them. It can be difficult to find pre-made labels that have the right information on them and it can be expensive to source them, especially if you only need a small amount. This class is going to show you how to make your own labels simply and inexpensively. I'll give you lots of resources to help you find the info you need and show options for printing at home or using a digital fabric printing service like Spoonflower to professionally print them. Participants must have computer experience. The session fee is $20 for HGA student, individual, family, and professional artist members; and $30 for all others. For the 90 days following the live session, registered, attendees will have access to the recorded session "on demand". Registration for Spinning & Weaving Week (https://weavespindye.org/spinning-and-weaving-week-2022/) is required prior to registration for Art Sparks sessions. Spinning and Weaving Week is a 7-day celebration of the fiber arts. October 3-9, 2022, the Handweavers [read more...]
Stitch your own embroidered owl from wool felt and sparkling sequins. This is a great class for anyone wanting to learn basic decorative embroidery stitches; in class we will use chain stitch, whip stitch and running stitch. You can choose to finish your owl into a pin or decorative ornament. About the project. Owls are approximately 2×4 inches. Kit will include materials to make one owl from wool felt, embroidery thread, sequins. I will demonstrate finishing your owl as an ornament or pin. Tech details. Class includes a 2 hour live online Zoom class and a materials kit mailed to you before the class session. You will need to provide scissors for this project; all other materials you need are included in the kit. Please register early so the materials have time to arrive before class. A Zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before class. Registration for this class is through Dakota County Libraries.