Creating with Mother Earth

Two Days: 12 hours

Maximum: 15

Level: For confident beginners and more experienced

Working with curves has never been so fun! Learn the simple approach to this appliqué technique with Hilary - in 3 easy steps! You will see how beautifully the 'advanced' piecing fits together, plus learn the flexibility of this technique, all within the boundaries of precision.

Choose from one of Hilary's unique art quilt designs and hand-dyed fabric kits, and at the end of the two days, you will have an original art quilt!

Kit Required: Choose from the following Top-stitch Curved Piecing designs from M.E. Studios:

Beginner - Genesis I; Horizons; Earth; Air

More Advanced - Genesis II; Water; Spirit; Day Lily; Morning Glory

"Water: Garden of Ocean" - 15 x 30

 

 

butterfly illusive web
squiggles workshop title

Two Days: 12 hours          

Maximum:  15

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced (experience with free-motion stitching and a few degrees of patience suggested)

Thread.  We used to think of thread as the element that holds fabric together, when making a seam.  It has become so much more than that!

This workshop will lead you comfortably into creating thread embellishments to be used as a focal point.  Progressing from simple shapes, through gently enhancing an image into creating a fully thread constructed representation, participants will learn to use thread in the machine like working with a pencil.  No hoops, weird goopy materials or magic tricks.  No need to be able to draw like an ‘artist’ either.  This will be pure, solid stitching. 

 

 

olive branch

 

 

 

Imagine & Create

Imagine & Create - Heavenly Body Snatcher

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Psychedelic Planets

Imagine & Create - Psychedelic Planets

Two Days: 12 hours

Maximum: 15

Level: For anyone with an adventurous spirit

Let your imagination run wild… Create what you imagine! With the mastery of an assortment of embellishment techniques, you can design and create anything!

Each new technique will be clearly demonstrated and possible options discussed, followed by an opportunity to explore on your own, with input from an experienced fibre artist.

Emphasis will be on an imaginative approach to the creation of innovative works.

NOTE: Each participant will create their own sampler using the introduced techniques. Finished works will reflect the individual’s experience.

Kit Fee: $10

A Touch of Asian

Imagine & Create - A Touch of Asian


 

When Opposites Attract ~ Techniques for Art Quilters

Two Days: 12 hours

Maximum: 15

Level: For anyone with an adventurous spirit

Two of Hilary’s favourite materials to work with are connected in this workshop – silk and metal. Instruction will be given in making formed silk paper, together with the entire how-to’s involved when working with metal as an appliqué accent. Each student’s learning pieces will be assembled into a final art piece, applying already honed embellishing skills, coupled with a few new ones offered, for unification. This workshop will allow the artistically timid a chance to move from practiced techniques into using new ones.

NOTE: Each participant will create their own sampler using the introduced techniques. Finished works will reflect the individual’s experience.

Kit Fee: $30

When opposites attract

 

 

 

Under the Midnight Sun

Glitzy Bitz - Under the Midnight Sun

Audible Silence

Glitzy Bitz - Audible Silence

Glitzy Bitz - Embellishment

Two Days: 12 hours

Maximum: 12

Level: For anyone with an adventurous spirit

Glitzy Bitz will be a fun filled exploratory experience for all who enjoy playing with exotic fabrics, beads, threads and more – we’ll use everything shiny and sparkly!

With a wide choice of materials based on a luscious colour scheme, the building of an original piece of contemporary fibre art and a sprinkling of new techniques combined with a carefree and playful attitude, participants will have the time of their lives! Look forward to this, ‘cause you’ll never look back!!

The resulting piece will be your stepping-stone into a whole new way of looking at working with fibre.

NOTE: Each participant will create their own sampler using the introduced techniques. Finished works will reflect the individual’s experience.

Kit Fee: $35


Underwater Beauty

Glitzy Bitz - Underwater Beauty

 

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