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Create Original Stamps and Fabric, Confetti Workshop, Silk Paper, Love that Lutradur, Beautiful Beads, Journal Journeys

Create Original Stamps and Fabric
This is a one-day workshop where we spend the morning making several different types of stamps using some design ideas that you bring with you. We will use different materials to make these unique stamps. In the afternoon, we will use the stamps you made, as well as my extensive collection of stamps, to make some very fun fabric that you will love.

   

Confetti Workshop
Using the right shades of scrap fabric let me show you how to make the most perfect clouds, sky, trees, grass and water. Almost any element of a landscape can be made using this technique.
This is a one day workshop. There is a kit fee.

 

Silk Paper!
Silk paper feels really soft more like fabric than paper. It is made with silk fibres, or roving, that are bound together to make a lustrous paper. It can be filmy and gossamer or thick and opaque, like leather. It is perfect for printing, stamping, sewing, quilting, jewellery, wearable art, hand bags, journal covers and anything else you can think of! We will learn how to make silk paper so by the end of the day you will have a sheet for a future project as well as several charming scrunchies and beads.
This is a one day workshop. There is a kit fee.

 

Love that Lutradur!
We will paint, stamp and stencil some backgrounds on Lutradur and then the fun begins. You will
have an opportunity to use an Embellisher which does machine felting to add glitz to your Lutradur.
You will create 3-D butterflies and dragonflies for your art quilts, cards or other projects. Using
a soldering iron and heat tool you will create lace-like leaves and petals. We will also use Angelina,
foils, painted WunderUnder and images printed on organza. Many examples will be shown to get
your creative juices flowing.
This can be a one or two day workshop. There is a kit fee.

Student comments:
"Loved this class. Laine was very organized, not rushed, easygoing yet had a plan and covered everything. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, generous, inspiring, encouraging and knowledgeable."
"The class met my expectations - in fact, even more. We were exposed to a multitude of ideas and techniques, much more than I expected. I appreciated the 'unfolding' with demos spotted through the day."

Beautiful Beads
Everyone needs a stash of unique hand-made beads for embellishing their fabric, mixed media and jewellery projects--and of course for hand-made journals. We will have fun creating three different kinds of beads by twisting wire, melting coloured plastic and scrunching paper towels. You will be amazed at the transformations and you will adore your new beads!
This is a half-day workshop. Because we will be melting plastic, a table outside with access to electricity is required. There is a kit fee.

 

Journal Journeys
Make the most beautiful journals you have ever owned! You will love to look at and write in your new journal. You will be proud to give them as gifts that you made yourself. Warning: These journals are very addictive.

a) Quilted Journal
To make this elegant quilted journal cover we will weave, paint, free-motion quilt and add the binding. Then we will prepare the papers and add the beads while assembling the journal.
This is a one day workshop. Participants must be confident with free motion stitching. Sewing machine required. There is a kit fee.

b) Canvas Journal
To make a beautiful, hand-painted journal cover we will paint, stamp, stencil, roll and scratch the canvas to achieve stunning results. We will paint two journal covers and assemble one 5" by 7" journal during the workshop.
This is a one day workshop. There is a kit fee.

c) Hard Cover Journal
For the hard cover journal we will use fabric that you have already embellished for the cover. We will make one 5" by 7" journal in the workshop. We will discuss different size and format options.
This is a one day workshop. There is a kit fee.