Instructor: Laurie Longberry
Class Description: This is the perfect workshop for exploring the magical textures of rocks, trees, or mossy garden patches as you learn to interpret those amazing textures in new and different ways. Through felting and hand stitching, students will be working on a 6” x 6” nature inspired “mircoscape” that will make a beautiful addition to any art collection!
Materials fee: $10
Student supply list:
Color copy of an inspiration picture (think small, and full of texture)
Fibers, fabric, cheese cloth, etc. in the colors from your photograph. Don’t stress if not exact color, we can and will modify colors as needed.
Embroidery threads, in your colors
Embroidery needles, thimble
Felting Machine if they own one
Number of hours for class: 6hrs
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
Non-Member Price: $95
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.