Stitchery With Hand Dyed Fibers with Diane Herbort
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, ½ hour lunch break
Spend a relaxing morning creating a small artwork on a sturdy watercolor-like background: a free-form trailing of flowers and vines or a “faux crazy quilt” (no piecing---just embroidery!) using our Tentakalum products
: silk ribbons and a sampler of luscious hand-dyed cotton, silk and metallic fibers. Whether you are a complete novice or skilled stitcher, you’ll enjoy experimenting with these gorgeous fibers and trying a variety of easy stitches. $40.00 workshop fee plus $20.00 kit fee; kits include a lovely sampler of hand dyed Tentakulum products: 4"X 6" hand painted vylene background, 1 yard each of 7 mm and 4 mm silk embroidery thread. Diane will provide detailed embroidery stitch diagrams that are easy for both right and left handed stitchers to follow.
Supplies to Bring:
• small embroidery scissors
• thimble (if you use one)
• small beads or sequins to add to your artwork
• a mixed package of embroidery needles (sizes 3-9) may be useful for finer threads About the Instructor:
Diane is a nationally-known quilter/fiber artist and teacher known for inventing her Trash Bag Quilting technique as well as Crazy Quilting, ribbon embroidery, quilted garments, and more. Old postcards, buttons and bits of lace often become a part of her work. “I think of my quilts and collages as being sister artworks. They are all assembled from the same things: textiles, paper, embellishments and memories,” says Diane. Visit her website
to learn more and view her work.