Explore the intriguing process of juxtaposing textiles with natural and found objects

Create your own surprising and compelling assembled pieces of art

Enjoy being part of a vibrant art experience

Complete the creative process by framing your work

Be inspired, relaxed and invigorated

“I HAVE NOT STOPPED TALKING ABOUT THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE I HAD THIS PAST WEEKEND AT YOUR WORKSHOP. MY FAMILY LOVED THE PIECES I TOOK HOME. AGAIN, THANK YOU!” ….PAST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT


Mixed Media Textile Assemblages

Tuesday March 13 2018  -  Friday March 16 2018

A four day workshop in Cobourg, ON, Canada

Fees: $350 + HST ($395.50)

Enjoy the luxury of learning, exploring, and creating over a four-day long course. With four days set aside for creative play, dive into experimenting with juxtaposing found objects, photo transfer and beauty from nature. Immerse yourself in art and discover inspiration on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Juxtapose fibre art with found objects and natural materials to create a framed, stitched, three-dimensional textile assemblage. Allow the rich textures, brilliant colours and nuanced lines of stitched textiles to interact with the mysterious beauty of the imprinted stone, the gentle branch or a fragile leaf. Incorporate fabric transfers of precious photos, add some nuts and bolts, stitch in some rusted metals and tell a story with scraps of an heirloom quilt. Special instruction will be given in working with copper. 

Create an evocative and exciting composition that combines the work of our hands with that of Mother Nature's over time.

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Fabric, Sticks, and Stones

Wednesday March 21 2018  -  Saturday March 24 2018

The finder who becomes the keeper now becomes the quilter.

At Utah Cultural Celebration Center

West Valley City, Utah

The finder who becomes the keeper now becomes the quilter. In this fun workshop, which plays around with combining the most unlikely elements, found objects become part of a larger story. Textiles form our starting point, and then it is fair play, stitching together copper and cloth, buttons and branches, or knobs and nails. This juxtaposition is obviously not for any guest-room bed. Instead it becomes a surprising and compelling piece of textile art.

Surprise yourself with possibilities by creating a piece of art that is both personal and mysterious, one that speaks of roads traveled and stories found, one that becomes the keeper of stories.

For more information, please contact the Utah Surface Design Group directly at the link above.

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Nature Narratives - Canadian Embroiderer's Guild

Tuesday June 05 2018  -  Wednesday June 06 2018

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At John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, Western University

London

Allow the rich textures, brilliant colours and nuanced lines of stitched textiles to interact with the mysterious beauty of the imprinted stone, the gentle branch or a fragile leaf. Create an evocative and exciting composition that combines the work of our hands with that of mother nature's.

In this workshop we will work with a variety of textiles, including remnants of our own stitched, embroidered and embellished work, new fabrics and found pieces of textiles "which catch our eye"

Hosted by the Canadian Embroider's Guild, London. Click here to register.

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“WHAT A WONDERFUL WORKSHOP—SO BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AND EXECUTED. EACH OF US LEFT WITH OUR OWN FRAMED ARTWORK—AMAZING!” …..PAST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT