It's All About the Surface - Fabric Manipulation and Surface Embellishment Workshop
Explore how to create textures and relief with your hand-dyed, printed, painted, and commercial fabrics. Start by experimenting with various fabric manipulation techniques - twisting, gathering, pleating, layering, and weaving - learning how to incorporate your results into successful compositions as you go. Then, delve into surface embellishment with embroidery, working with fusible webbing, transparent fabrics, machine stitching, applique', and beading. Through demonstrations, slides, discussions, and samples, you'll discover how fabric manipulation and embellishment can be combined to create rich surfaces that are begging to be touched. And, you'll leave with a binder of studies for future reference plus at least one completed work.
Christine Zoller learned to knit, crochet, sew and embroider as a child spending time in a yarn store managed by her best friend's mom. After an early career in banking, Christine earned her Bachelors of Science degree in textile design from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York in 1991 and a Masters of Fine Arts in textile design from The University of Georgia in Athens, GA in 1995. She is currently an Associate Professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and has taught at other universities and at many institutions including, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and The Birmingham Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the United States and can be seen in such publications as Surface Design Journal and the Fiberarts Design Books Five and Six.
# of Participants: 7 - 15
Experience Level: Suitable for all level, but participants should be very comfortable using their sewing machines.
Fabrics - Small amounts (1/2-yd and/or fat quarters) of as many different types of fabric as possible. Please include at least two transparent/see-through fabrics.
Scissors - for fabric and paper
Sewing machine with zigzag stitch
Rotary cutter and self-healing cutting board
Thread - a variety to match and contrast with your fabrics
Embellishments - a variety of yarn, embroidery floss, and decorative threads
Water-Soluble Stabilizer - one package of Solvy
Fusible Webbing - 2 yds of Wonder Under
Fusible Interfacing - 1 yd., lightweight
Sewing Needles - Sharps, embroidery, and beading
Thimble - if you use one
Beads - a variety of seed beads (size 11), bugle beads, and other decorative beads
3-Ring Binder - 2"
Sheet Protectors - 12
Additional Supply Fee: None although instructor will have supplies available for purchase if needed.
Student Scolarships: There are two student scholarships available for this workshop. Scholarship applications are due two weeks in advance of the workshop. Only deserving requests will be awarded; application does not insure acceptance. Please note, there is a 9-hr volunteer commitment in exchange for the scholarship (3 hrs per day of the workshop). http://goo.gl/forms/Au7i9XYijJ
Cost: $325 for individual SEFAA members; $390 for non-members.
Registration and Payment: Scroll down for online registration and payment. If you prefer to register and pay for the workshop by mail, go to https://dk-media.s3.amazonaws.com/AA/AH/fiberartsalliance-org/downloads/307841/2016-05-26_Class_and_Workshop_Registration_Form.pdf to print a registration form. Please note that SEFAA membership is $50/yr ($45/yr if you belong to one of our member organizations) and you will save money if you join SEFAA before registering for this workshop. If you choose to join, please go tohttps://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=65087 to purchase your membership and then return to this page to complete your workshop registration. Or you can print out/mail in a membership form and then complete your workshop registration online or by mail: https://dk-media.s3.amazonaws.com/AA/AH/fiberartsalliance-org/downloads/304080/Individual_Membership_Form__2016-03-08_.pdf.
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