Instructor: Laurie longberry
Class Description: In this class, students will be taking a queue from Mother Nature and their own fabric choices. Students will be able to work on a 16” x 16 “ or smaller piece.
We will start by learning how to sew our curvy foundations. Then we will layout the designs elements that we wish to paint, followed by exploring different free motion stitching options. Finally, we will learn basic fabric painting techniques to add depth to our design elements. This class is incorporates many options for designs as well as fun little tricks to make things easier!
Materials fee: $20
Student supply list:
5-8 fat quarters (18” x 22”) – hand dyed, tone on tone, batiks, and small to medium abstract prints all make good choices. If you wish to do a landscape, think sky, background, middle ground and foreground. One of the fat quarters will be used as binding fabric.
18”x 18” – piece of batting
18”x18” – piece of backing fabric
White, Dark and a Neutral colored thread
Colored thread to match fabrics if desired
Inktense pencils, or blocks
Number of hours for class: 6hrs with a lunch break
Class Level: Fascination – These classes will introduce you to a new skill, concept or technique and are open to all levels. The student may, however, be required to have a basic skill or have taken a certification class. For example, for a flat-pattern drafting class one need not know anything about flat-pattern drafting but should have a basic understanding of the sewing machine. Any prerequisites will be listed in the class description.
Member Price: $85
Instructor Bio: Laurie Longberry has been involved with the arts and teaching for twenty five years. Fifteen of those years as a professional floral designer and the last 8 years as an art instructor. She is the owner of Berry Farm Studios and has a passion for passing skills and a love for the arts to the next generation.
Why I sew:
I love things that have been touched by the human hand. I started sewing as a way to decorate my home and create clothing for my children. I have continued to sew as a form of self expression. I love to teach sewing to all ages for the same reasons. It is a great skill to have, and it is yet another way individuals can add their voice to making life better for all.