Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Planning for IQA in Houston this October?
The schedule for the International Quilt Festival has been out for a few weeks and the classes look like the best yet. I will be teaching in the Mixed Media Classes, which have expanded and will be doing two different demos during the Mixed Media Miscellany sessions.
This year, I will be offering some new classes; here is my line-up:
#140 Needlefelted Images (Monday evening)
Learn the basics of needlefelting. Make a great landscape or abstract image using needlefelting techniques on various foundations, recycled and new fibers and yarns.
#316 Stencils Made Simple (All day Wednesday)
Learn a new appreciation for using stencils, contemporary tools and materials, with attention to special techniques for textile work using dyes, paints, and sticks as well as simple registration methods and proper storage. Create a collection of durable stencils using your own images, including simple and complicated "bridges."
#508 Japanese and Specialty Paper Primer (All day Friday)
Gain confidence working with fancy and hand-made papers. Learn techniques for manipulating, staining, dying, cutting, leafing, and sewing Japanese "rice," lace, and specialty papers.
#468 Mixed-Media Miscellany #1 (Thursday afternoon)
See what this exciting event is all about. Twenty teachers at separate tables around the room offer continuous demonstrations of particular techniques and methods that can take your quiltmaking and/or crafting a step further. Enrollees receive a booklet of one-page handouts from each teacher and circulate around the room, informally getting lots of new inspiration.
My table: Japanese and Specialty Paper Collage
#749 Mixed-Media Miscellany #2 (Saturday morning)
See description for Mixed-Media Miscellany #1
My table: Screen Printing with Removable Stencils
I hope to see some of you there! Watch this space for updates.