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DescriptionCork and Stitches with Libby Williamson
Friday, May 12, 2023
10:00 am-5:00 pm, 1 hour break for provided lunch
CORK! Even better than a bottle stopper for your Merlot... it’s Fabric! And it’s positively awesome! Prepare to be enamored with this renewable, 100% environmentally friendly material. Paper-thin layers of cork are fused to fabric creating this soft yet strong, sewable material. We will layer translucent ink onto the surface to create rich, jewel-toned fabrics, cut out shapes, and then stitch them onto canvas with free-motion stitching. ‘Put up the Beans’ in a canning jar, memorialize your favorite wine, or fill a basket with an arrangement of succulents. Or... surprise us with a design of your own! Note: Hand-stitching is an excellent option if you would rather not machine stitch. Your class kit — a $35 cash fee paid directly to the instructor the morning of class — includes nearly everything you need: avariety of cork fabrics in different textures; Color Catcher dyeing sheets; cotton canvas fabric; BBQ Skewer; embroidery threads and needles, patterns and inspiration ideas and use of the following: glue, acrylic fabric paint, Markers, inks, mark-making tools, brushes, palettes. Also supplied, chocolate (but, of course!).
Student Supply List
•Sewing machine with free motion capability*
• Free motion or darning foot
• Machine supplies (regular feet, tools, bobbins)
• Machine thread in assorted colors (Libby uses black 40wt)
• Fabric and paper scissors
• Sewing pins
• Art apron
About the Instructor: Growing up with creative, artsy parents, Libby Williamson’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. The Blue Denim Design, Villa Park, CA artist’ printmaking background led to a passion in surface design on fabric, which her current work reflects. Published in Quilting Arts (and a former cover artist!), Libby is known for her art quilts using layers of hand-painted and dyed fabrics, appliquéd layers of free-motion stitched components and embedded found objects. Visit her website at libbywilliamson.com
*Note: if you do not own a sewing machine, a limited number of sewing machineswill be provided for class use. Waits should be expected; students are asked not to monopolize a machine.