Paint 'n Stitch Magic with Libby Williamson (2 Day Class)
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break (lunch provided for students!)
Collage with Hand-Painted Papers and Free-Motion Stitching with mixed media fiber artist Libby Williamson of Blue Denim Design, Villa Park, CA!
This two day class will introduce you to Libby’s unique approaches to art quilting, one rich in textural relief and pizzazz. By combining several techniques including layered fabric collage, free-motion machine stitching, painting on cloth, and machine appliqué, we will create charming quilts for wall display. A variety of painting techniques will be explored as we create a stash of luscious papers enhanced with delightful textures and patterns. Deli food wrap, vintage ledger pages, old maps, phone book sheets, and a wide selection of additional paper ephemera will be altered with Gelli plate printing, stamping and stenciling. After the paint dries, we will create the collages onto fabric substrates, including our painted bits and pieces created on Day 1 and adding trims, fabrics and embellishments. These magical images come to life with the addition of free-motion thread sketching. Discussion and plans for finishing, hanging and framing options will be included. Your registration fee of $195 includes a $10 materials fee, for the use of Artistic Artifacts Fluid Textile Paints, Gelli Arts™ Gel Printing Plates, assorted stencils and more during class, plus the canvas substrate your collage will be assembled on. Download supply list »
About the Instructor:
Growing up with creative, artsy parents, Libby’s childhood was a world of fabric scraps and yarn, pins and needles, paint, Elmer’s Glue, and a whole lot of Scotch Tape. As an art major in college, Libby focused on the classic techniques of printmaking but still found time for knitting and fiber arts projects. Her printmaking background led to a passion in surface design on fabric, which her current work reflects. Her current focus is in the making of art quilts using layers of hand-painted and dyed fabrics, appliquéd layers of free-motion stitched components and embedded found objects.