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Join Ruth as she teaches you a series of basic and advanced stitches using her book "Modern Hand Stitching". You will start with simple stitches and build on those stitches to create more complex stitching. Experience the freedom of stitching without boundaries as you play, experiment, and explore.You will be creating a 'brag book' of stitching that will be both a beautiful piece of stitching artwork as well as an excellent reference resource.
One part planner plus one part art journal and one part weekly art journal challenge equals an amazing year of organization, inspiration and community. Join us for the Documented Life Project as we follow the Art to the 5th team and Journey through 2015 together. We will get together weekly to work on the weekly challenge given by the Art to the 5th team. Sometimes it is hard to do these challenges by yourself, so having a little bit of shared community and support makes it easier.
Each month is a new theme and project. We will use a variety of materials and techniques to collage and paint your masterpiece. January theme is Transformational Painting.
PanPastel is an intriguing product, a soft pastel in a little plastic dish that you apply with sponges. Lots of us bought some and most of us have no idea how to use them.This is a day of figuring that out. This is one of my favorite products and I want you to love them like I do.We will be painting a simple landscape, a face and a still life.
We all have saved special bits and little treasures that are mementos of a person, time or simply appeal to our senses. Most likely they are in a drawer somewhere, seldom seen or held. With this Treasured Memento Pocket Journal you can create a special place for all those wonderful bits of memory and time.
Whether your style is romantic, tailored or lighthearted and fun this fabric book is flexible enough to adapt to it. Imagine memories of a wedding, a mischievous child or a vintage romance housed in the sweet pockets of this book.
We begin with a simple palette of fabric textures such as linen, cotton, velvet and silk. We add stitched words that tell our story and accordion pockets that are waiting to be filled with our special mementos and precious keepsakes.
In addition to the book construction techniques you will learn free-motion stitching, embossing velvet, creating texture in fabric by folding, stitching, ruffling and rouching. We will also experiment with silk carrier rods to make flowers.
This is a Steampunk Clock that we will be designing using found objects. This clock is constructed using a quartz battery-operated clock movement. Wood laser cut gears of original design are the base for this clock. Included in this clock are found objects (such as lightbulbs, scissors, old knobs, etc.), original clock parts along with other repurposed materials. You will learn the basic construction of EK Original Steampunk Clocks along with balance and dimension. This clock will be able to be wall hung or set on a desk or table.