Morning Sessions (choose 1)

Faces are not Just for Dolls –   This workshop will teach you how to create a face on fabric. Even if you can’t draw you can create a pretty face.   Using simple techniques you will learn how to make a face come alive using colored pencils and pens.  You should leave this workshop with a finished face ready to be included in a tote bag, purse or other creative project of your choosing.   Skill level – Any.    2 hour class taught by Jami Roux

Kit fee $5.00 Kit includes fabric, colored pencils and crayolas need to complete the face as well as a handout.

Needles and Threads: New Options for Your Creative Toolbox  –  Some of the most challenging decisions that sewists make today are determining which thread is right for a project and which needle is the proper size and type to use. Learn about the many types of threads and needles available, and how to select the most appropriate ones for all the types of sewing that you do.You will handle many types of threads, see sewn samples and receive a comprehensive reference handout which includes many valuable tips and guidelines for all types of sewing.  Skill level – Any.  2 hour class taught by Lu Peters

***   The following 2 one hour classes can either be taken individually or you can take both

Monograms  with Machine Embroidery– Monograms are on everything from t-shirts, towels, tennis shoes, clothing, wedding sashes, etc.  Everywhere you turn you see a single letter, double or triple letters.  The letters can be large or they can be small.  They can be formal looking or they can be scrappy looking.  They can be appliquéd onto your blanks or you can use a satin stitch or fill stitch lettering on your embroidery machine.  There are so many applications.  You are only limited by your lack of knowledge.  Let me share with you what I have learned through my experience of machine embroidery. Skill level – Intermediate.     1 hour class taught by Margaret Chance

Scarves: Fun to Make and Fun to Wear –  Samples of scarves will be shared that have been made using ideas from the ASG Convention, as well as other resources.  A comprehensive list of sources will be available.  We will also discuss and demonstrate several different ways to wear scarves. Skill level – Any.  1 hour class taught by Louise Schubert

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Making a Body Graph – A body graph (croquis) is a quick, fun and simple way to identify your shape and proportions regardless of your height.  In this workshop we will each make a body graph so wear something close fitting!  We will analyze each graph to identify your predominant silhouette then take a quick look at clothing styles for each silhouette.  Skill level – Any.  2 hour class taught by Sheryl Belson  

Kit fee $3.00.  Kit includes life-sized Graph Paper

Reverse Applique – From Molas to Alabama Chanin – Review the applique techniques of the Mola and apply it in the current version made popular by Natalie Chanin.  Using recycled t-shirts, work on a stenciled heart that can be made into a pocket or small pillow. Skill level – Any.  2 hour class taught by Markita Hall-Gumble  

Kit fee $5.00  Kit  includes stenciled fabric,  thread, needles, beads. ( Bring small scissors )

 

 

Afternoon Sessions (choose 1)

Beaded Scarf Technique – Dress up a scarf by adding beads.   This simple technique is relaxing and easy to do.   You’ll get a scarf-size fabric, beads, thread, needle and bead mat and an instructive handout.    After this simple project, your imagination will lead you to more creative applications and beautiful projects.  Skill level – Any.  2 hour class taught by Roxanne Crowley 

Kit fee $5.00  Kit includes scarf fabric, glass beads, beading thread, beading needle, bead mat.  (Bring scissors and thread conditioner)

Bound Buttonholes…Boundless Creative Possibilities – Using the “Window” technique to make buttonholes from any simple shape, an advanced beginner can achieve beautiful results. Skill level – Advanced Beginner and beyond.  1 hour class taught by Becky Bieri 

Weaving Trim and Embellishment – Using a mini loom and darning needle, learn how to weave trims using a variety of fibers which will make beautiful, one of a kind embellishments to compliment your designs.  Skill level – Any.  2 hour class taught by Debby Bowles and Pam Walker 

Kit fee $2.00.  Kit includes the cardboard loom, needle, and weaving fibers.

Sashiko Embroidery – Sashiko embroidery or variations of it are becoming increasingly popular.  It is seen in home décor, clothing and accesssory embelishment and more.  Albama Chanin is a big part of this growing trend. In this workshop you will try your hand at making a coaster using this technique that you can carry on to many other areas.  Skill level – Any.  2 hour class taught by Sheryl Belson  

Kit fee $5.00.  Kit includes fabric, needles, thread. ( Bring small scissors to cut out fabric and trim threads.)

Fitting Burda Patterns – Learn how to maximize fitting using the Burda measurement charts and multi sized patterns.  If you would like to be measured, wear a camisole and your typical foundations and bring a tape measure.   We will walk through a demo of tracing and tissue fitting a top. Skill level – Any.  2 hour class taught by Markita Hall-Gumble 

Needles and Threads: New Options for Your Creative Toolbox  –  Some of the most challenging decisions that sewists make today are determining which thread is right for a project and which needle is the proper size and type to use. Learn about the many types of threads and needles available, and how to select the most appropriate ones for all the types of sewing that you do.You will handle many types of threads, see sewn samples and receive a comprehensive reference handout which includes many valuable tips and guidelines for all types of sewing.  Skill level – Any.  2 hour class taught by Lu Peters

If you have decided on your class selections – then click here  to register.