A complete listing of all  fiber art workshops taught by April SprouleThe love of learning and in turn being given the opportunity to share what I have learned is one of the most important elements of what I do. It is always a mutually beneficial experience as my students often come up with ideas I never could have imagined. I teach workshops for all levels; from beginning to advanced.

This is a downloadable  listing of all the workshops I offer along with my fees and conditions.

Here is a List of All Scheduled Workshops I wil be teaching and Shows where I will be a vendor.

July 12-13, 2019: Village Sewing Center, Santa Rosa, CA: Workshop, Feathers, Ferns, and Furls

July 27-28, 2019: Heart of the Redwoods Quilt Show, Eureka, CA: Vendor

August 24. 2019: San Francisco School of Needlework and Design: Workshop, Contemporary Mandala Workshop


Sep 20 2019 - 10:00am

We want to make this three day retreat a very special experience for you. That begins with a very small class size limited to only 8 people so that everyone gets lots of individualized attention and plenty of space to work. This workshop will be held here at the studio in Fortuna, CA, where we have access to everything we could possibly need. Sproule Studios is located at 358 Main Street, Fortuna, CA,  95540.

We will do an in depth exploration of how I create my art. On day one we begin with project inspiration, color exploration, and detailed hand dyeing instruction. On the...

Sep 29 2019 - 9:00am
$60.00 + $20.00 Supply Fee

Stencils have been around for centuries, and they remain one of the easiest and most effective ways to apply imagery to fabrics. April has developed her own easy-to-use stencils which are perfectly suited for fiber applications such as quilting projects, wearable art, and home décor. During the workshop, we will experiment with different ways to combine her shapes and objects, allowing you to make a composition that will look very different than anyone else’s. Come and join us for a fun-filled day of color, design, and the exploration of new ideas.


Oct 4 2019 - 1:00pm

   Join us for an exploration of hand stitched stories on fabric that will bring a special memory to life. This is a two day class, so we can share loads of information and inspiration with you.

   We will experiment and play with:

  • Hand embroidery and/or free motion stitching
  • Strip weaving
  • Sheer overlays
  • Stamping and inking
  • Mounting your work

   We will be working on a small piece in class, finishing out at 9” x 12”, so we can cover several techniques. However, you can work larger if you like. While...

Oct 18 2019 - 9:00am
Intermediate to Advanced

In this workshop, we will cover many different topics and techniques to help you enhance your quilting and fiber art projects with beautiful free motion machine quilting. You will create an 18” square using one of my designs that will be suitable to make into a wallhanging or pillow later on.
     Here are a few of the topics to be covered:
     - a recap of basic machine quilting skills
     - tips, tools, and materials I recommend
     - how design, scale, and color affect your final project

Oct 19 2019 - 9:00am

Japanese Boro Stitching began long ago as a way of mending clothing, but it has evolved into the loveliest of art forms that is done by many as a daily practice.
This mindful hand stitching is pared down to the basics using very simple stitches. The beauty of the work evokes a great appreciation for simple pleasures as you learn the design, construction, and stitching on a square compiled of a variety of fabrics.

All materials will be provided for with the class fee.