My plan was to take this year off from teaching in person, but when Ann asked me to come up to her new place in Benicia, California, I couldn't say no. I adore Ann, her husband Mark and all the gals up there in No. Calif.
Registration Now OPEN at Femmage, Benicia, CA
August 16th 2014
Workshop “Cloth Connection”
In this workshop we will build layers of fibers to our background, connecting various textures creating dimension. Mounting a photo onto an old antique book cover, we will create an interesting textured centerpiece. The bottom piece of our cloth will be created using bits of this and that with a very fun technique using paper, threads and water. This is a wonderful way to take all your little scraps of materials and lace and create a fiber-web unique and delicate. You will have the option to embellish your piece with embroidery stitches. I will also show you how I age my fabrics with Walnut ink and a paintbrush.
For more info please contact Ann at Femmage13@ gmail.com
August 17th, 2014
Ruching Fibers Abstract
With layers of new crisp clean fibers and your added tuck-ins, we will create an abstract Ruching effect. Using two to three colors of fabric dyes of your choice, we will then hand paint them on your assembled piece. Final touches will be adding your special little embellishments. I will share with you the multiple possibilities you can do with your final creation. These make great journal covers.
If you have any questions, you can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!!