Needle & Thread Embroidery (Jul-Sept)

Zoom/Online Event

Spend an hour with a needle and thread exploring the art of embroidery. Each week you’ll learn a new kind of stitch: chain stitch, satin, back stitch, buttonhole, figure eight knots and more. We’ll start by making abstract doodles with the basic form and then try out different variations to add texture and color. For inspiration, we’ll look at a few examples of each stitch used in different ways in modern and vintage textiles. Beginners are welcome; you don’t need any sewing experience for this class. This is a drop in class held every Thursday at noon (Central Time) / 6pm (GST). It is held in partnership with SoulSanity.io as part of their artmaking & wellness program and is open to anyone. Your $24 registration allows you to attend any or all of the sessions from July 7 - September 29, 2022. You can come to all of the sessions or pick and choose which ones you are interested in. Tentative Stitch Schedule: Jul 7 Backstitch & 5 variations • Jul 14 Barb Stitch • July 21 Chain & Interlaced Chain • July 28 Cast on Stitch • Aug 4 Cretan Stitch • August 11 (no class) • August 18 Lattice Stitch [read more...]

$24.00

Needle & Thread Embroidery (Jul-Sept)

Zoom/Online Event

Spend an hour with a needle and thread exploring the art of embroidery. Each week you’ll learn a new kind of stitch: chain stitch, satin, back stitch, buttonhole, figure eight knots and more. We’ll start by making abstract doodles with the basic form and then try out different variations to add texture and color. For inspiration, we’ll look at a few examples of each stitch used in different ways in modern and vintage textiles. Beginners are welcome; you don’t need any sewing experience for this class. This is a drop in class held every Thursday at noon (Central Time) / 6pm (GST). It is held in partnership with SoulSanity.io as part of their artmaking & wellness program and is open to anyone. Your $24 registration allows you to attend any or all of the sessions from July 7 - September 29, 2022. You can come to all of the sessions or pick and choose which ones you are interested in. Tentative Stitch Schedule: Jul 7 Backstitch & 5 variations • Jul 14 Barb Stitch • July 21 Chain & Interlaced Chain • July 28 Cast on Stitch • Aug 4 Cretan Stitch • August 11 (no class) • August 18 Lattice Stitch [read more...]

Mini Needle Felted Landscape

Zoom/Online Event

SOLD OUT. Learn the art of needle felting! We'll make tiny wool landscapes with hills, trees and even add a tiny sheep or dog to the scene. You'll learn about blending colors of wool roving and layering to create shadows and highlights. Needle felting can have some challenges, so we'll talk about how to use needle felting tools safely to avoid pricking yourself and breaking the fine needles. What makes this project extra special is that each kit will include a handmade wooden bezel frame to finish your landscape. I'm working with an Etsy artist whose work I LOVE to have them made especially for this class. Have another family member or person in your household who would like to join you for class? Just add on an additional materials kit when you register. About the project. You will be able to complete a 3x2 inch wooly landscape in class Kit will include a variety of my favorite materials: pre-dyed wool fabric and wool roving, threads, and needle felting tools and notions. Tech details & class access. Class fee includes a 2 hour live online Zoom class and a materials kit mailed to you before the class session. You will [read more...]

$15.00 – $25.00

Needle & Thread Embroidery (Jul-Sept)

Zoom/Online Event

Spend an hour with a needle and thread exploring the art of embroidery. Each week you’ll learn a new kind of stitch: chain stitch, satin, back stitch, buttonhole, figure eight knots and more. We’ll start by making abstract doodles with the basic form and then try out different variations to add texture and color. For inspiration, we’ll look at a few examples of each stitch used in different ways in modern and vintage textiles. Beginners are welcome; you don’t need any sewing experience for this class. This is a drop in class held every Thursday at noon (Central Time) / 6pm (GST). It is held in partnership with SoulSanity.io as part of their artmaking & wellness program and is open to anyone. Your $24 registration allows you to attend any or all of the sessions from July 7 - September 29, 2022. You can come to all of the sessions or pick and choose which ones you are interested in. Tentative Stitch Schedule: Jul 7 Backstitch & 5 variations • Jul 14 Barb Stitch • July 21 Chain & Interlaced Chain • July 28 Cast on Stitch • Aug 4 Cretan Stitch • August 11 (no class) • August 18 Lattice Stitch [read more...]

Opening an Etsy Shop (HGA Spinning & Weaving Week)

Zoom/Online Event

Tips, techniques and words of wisdom from a long-time Etsy Seller about what it takes to run an Etsy shop. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the technical side of running your shop, creating shipping profiles and what it takes to manage an online shop. We'll also talk about search strategies and pitfalls to help your shop get started on the right foot. 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 Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) will offer virtual programs that will educate, inspire, and support the fiber art community. The nominal registration fee includes access to all 7-days of programming including Marketplace LIVE, Thread Talks, Studio Tours, Panel Discussions, Fashion Show, Virtual Exhibit Hall, and Networking Opportunities. For an additional fee, registered attendees may participate in an Art Sparks session. These sessions are sample classes or [read more...]

Email Newsletter Basics (HGA Spinning & Weaving Week)

Zoom/Online Event

Your email newsletter list is your most valuable social media tool as an artist. Forget algorithms! Learn how to write a newsletter that people will be excited to see in their inboxes. Get tips for how to write it, what to include, the tech skills & apps you'll need to get started. 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 Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) will offer virtual programs that will educate, inspire, and support the fiber art community. The nominal registration fee includes access to all 7-days of programming including Marketplace LIVE, Thread Talks, Studio Tours, Panel Discussions, Fashion Show, Virtual Exhibit Hall, and Networking Opportunities. For an additional fee, registered attendees may participate in an Art Sparks session. These sessions are sample classes or mini workshops covering a hyper-specific topic and are often used [read more...]

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