Wednesday, March 20

Fabulous Fiber at Fleisher!

 It was a lovely week for some screenprinting on fabric at Fleisher. In my last class, one student completed dye printing her cherry blossom handkerchiefs (below) for her wedding reception. I snuck back on Monday to spend some time on my own work, and printed some text on a length of linen in preparation for a Good Friday project in Norris Square. We have a little break between sessions right now.
However, the new semester is creeping up quickly! I need some more students to register for Silkscreen on fabric (Saturdays 9-12) and for Stitch and Surface (Thursday nights 6:30-9:30) for the classes to run.
In Silkscreen on fabric we learn how to:
- create a stencil on the screen in both photo process and hand drawn techniques
-how to print in both dyes and inks
-how to design motifs and repeats
Past silkscreen on fabric students have printed on T-shirts, aprons, hand towels, handkerchiefs, pillowcases, and fabric yardage for making stuffed animals, garments, and fiber art. This course is open to all levels of experience, from introductory to advanced, and has only 8 students for an intimate studio experience.

In Stitch and Surface this semester we will:
-create a "Band Sampler" to learn a variety of embroidery stitches
-create our own easycut stamps for printing on fabric, inspired by Adinkra stamping
-do a collaborative fabric challenge to see what each student can do inspired by the same piece of fabric
-experiment with mixed media fabric collage
Stitch and Surface is open to all levels of interest and experience in fiber art, from "never-picked-up-a-needle-before" to "been-stitching-since-I-was-5", and has a maximum of 14 students for plenty of one-on-one instruction.

Please visit for registration either online or over the phone. Act 48 credit is available for educators. I hope you'll join me for an adventure in fiber art!

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