Japanese Boro Stitchingby April SprouleSkill Levels: AllDuration: 1-2 Days
Boro Stitching is a type of hand stitching that originated in Japan as a way to mend or patch together clothing or other cloth items.
We will cover the basics of layout and materials to be used, and spend our time happily stitching away. This type of stitching lends itself perfectly to bags, clothing, home decor, and many other types of items.
Free Motion Quiltingby April Sproule
Sill Level: All
Learn to effortlessly draw beautiful curves and shapes to guide your stitching. Multiple techniques for stitching the above will be shared.
I offer 3 very different quilting workshops, so check them out by clicking Read More.
Fabric Painting with Stencilsby April SprouleSkill Levels: All, Duration: 1-2 Days
Stenciling is an incredibly easy and versatile way to add beautiful imagery to fabric. We cover the basic stenciling techniques and quickly move on to the more advanced shading and composition variations using my Textile Design Stencils.
Painted Textile Mandalaby April SprouleSkill levels: All Instead of simply painting samples, we will experiment with different ways to put all the shapes and objects of the stencils together in numerous combinations. This way, you can choose your favorite things to add to your piece to make it an original composition that will probably look very different than everyone else’s.
All the basics of stenciling techniques will be covered, and then we will focus on design options.
Hand Stitched Mandalaby April SprouleMany of us learned to embroider from our grandmothers, as did I. But these days we have many inexpensive tools and resources available that make the process even more simple and enjoyable. We will cover:
- fabric selection
- tools and supplies
- design and color choices
- how to mount and frame your work
Block Printing on Fabricby April Sproule
- In this introductory class, students learn all the basics of block printing on fabric using permanent water-based printing inks. Covered:
- - tools and supplies
- design selection and transfer- how to carve your own stamp
Stitching a Story, Collageby April SprouleSkill Levels: All
This is the perfect opportunity to explore numerous techniques for making a small fiber collage piece that tells a story of a favorite memory, person, or event.
We will be fusing, gluing, free motion stitching, embroidering, or whatever it takes to bring your story to life. This is the everything and the kitchen sink class for you to have fun and play.