Sewing classes for the beginner to the advanced stitcher!
Fabric Painting: Screen Printing, Batik Painting, Shibori (Japanese fabric dying) with Cindy Persson, Lisa Silveira and Lynn Weglarz
Saturdays, April 11-May 9, 2-5 pm, $219 + supplies
Open the door to three creative ways to print your own fabric designs. Beautiful, quick and easy, you can do each of them in just one or two sessions.
Batik Painting with Lisa Silveira of Wandering Muse, April 11 & 18
Batik painting with wax resist lets you create beautiful, delicate designs.
Create a beautiful silk scarf through traditional methods of batik. This is painting, not tub dying. Your results will be much more delicate and controlled. Learn about the required tools as well as techniques to apply wax as a resist and different methods for adding color.
Try a number of Shibori techniques then design your own fabric.
Shibori (Japanese painting) with Lynn Weglarz, April 25
There are so many beautiful patterns you can create using Shibori dyeing techniques. It's pretty incredible just how much you can change the look of a fabric by simply folding, twisting, and binding. We’ll try out some folding/clamping, handstitching, and wrapping/twisting around PVC pipe. You'll walk away with samples of different techniques. Use these to create yardage for your own garments.
Screen Printing with Cindy Persson of StudioSKB, May 2 & 9
Screen print a design of your choice onto fabric with a photo emulsion technique allowing you to create a durable screen quickly with an image with fine lines and detail. Class will begin with burning your image onto a pretreated screen. The rest of class time will be spent printing and experimenting with color and technique.
Instructor will provide copier to transfer your image onto acetate and light box to burn image onto screen. Students will need a few images they would like to use no larger than 10"x16", fabric to print on, screen printing paint suitable for textiles (red, blue, yellow, and white recommended for maximum color options) such as Speedball or jacquard, and an apron
(The screen printing class charges an additional kit fee of $50. Kit includes 12"x18" screen pretreated with photo emulsion, a squeegee and sheets of acetate. Pay the instructor the kit fee the first day of screen printing class.)
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1 block north of NE 43rd & Sandy
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