a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

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Textiles 

Snappy Scrappy * Thermofax Screen Printing * Fabric Papers

Eco Printing * Stamp or Relief Print Fabrics

 

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Snappy Scrappy example

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workshop samples

Snappy Scrappy   

Feeling a little sassy?  Join us for a 'breaking the rules' fabric collage playful day. We will be raiding the fabric stash, using a variety of quilting and upholstery remnants to create what we affectionately call "Snappy Scrappy".  Layers, textures, lace, ribbon, and jewelry, buttons, or beads combine to become your individualized Snappy Scrappy.  Hand or machine stitch your choice pieces into a wall hanging, book cover or fabric frame for a photo.   We will have a few 'simple' sewing machines available, yarns and thread, an assortment of pre-fringed upholstery fabrics (thanks Mom!) and background canvas for you, along with buttons, beads and other trinkets.  You are encouraged to bring any materials you wish to use and/or share. (Clean out your stash, well, within reason...)  It isn't necessary to have a quilting or fiber arts background, having a sense of color combinations and design will be helpful. A playful attitude is greatly desired. 3 - 4 hours $15 materials 


Snappy Scrappy Supply List

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Snappy Scrappy Example

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Snappy Scrappy Example

 
 
 
 
Snappy Scrappy  Open Studio

Let's continue with another 'breaking the rules' fabric collage afternoon. Primarily a work day atmosphere.  Layers, textures, lace, ribbon, and jewelry, buttons, or beads combine in your individualized approach to "Snappy Scrappy"  Included will be; yarns and thread, an assortment of pre-fringed upholstery fabrics (thanks Mom!) and background canvas for you, along with buttons, beads and other trinkets. Simple sewing machines will be available. You are encouraged to bring any materials you wish to use and/or share.  3 - 4 hours $10 materials 


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Snappy Scrappy Example

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Snappy Scrappy Example

 

 

 

 

 

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Thermofax Machine

Intro to Thermofax Screens 

Introduction to Thermo-imaging (thermo fax machine) screen making using a high contrast images you provide. Explore water-based printing with this quick image making process. Learn to print images or visual textures (i.e. representational or not) on paper or fabric.   No screen printing experience necessary and may be continued at home.   3 - 4 hour  $20 materials 

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Thermofax photo image print

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Thermofax Print with image design

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Thermofax Screen Printing

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Thermofax Screen

 

 

 

 

 

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Fabric Paper Student Work

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fabric papers

Fabric Papers

A little bit of this, a little bit of that;  Fabric Papers!  Come and play - we will have the supplies necessary for this technique for you to explore. Fees cover most consumable materials but you are encouraged to bring a few of your own. Recommendations are available on supply list. 2 - 3 hours  $10 materials 

 

Fabric Papers Supply List

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Fabric Paper sample

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Fabric Paper student work sample

 

 

 

 

 

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Eco Print on Fabric

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Eco Print

Eco Printing 
What better place to be inspired to do Eco Printing than surrounded by nature here at Whispering Woodlands. It is a process I can fully relate to, needing to apply patience waiting for the magic to happen, and looking forward to the surprises that delight when untying the bundles. It really is hard to beat nature's ability to create beauty simply. The suttle nature of the prints speaks volumns. It requires a little chemistry, bundling leaves, a slow cooking and time. I am still experimenting myself, and alittle reluctant to commit to the time it may take, but let me know if you're interested in joining in this adventure for a few afternoons.  Two 3 hour sessions   $7 materials 
 

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Eco Print

 

 

 

 

Stamp or Relief Print on Fabric 

Images and Description coming soon 

 
 
 
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