Join Mixed-Media Textile Artist and Instructor Larkin Van Horn for a week of hand-stitched beauty!
Add sparkle and texture to a wide variety of fabric related art, including quilts, garments, jewelry, dolls, vessels/bowls, and any other fabric based art form. Students will receive an overview of materials and stitches, and will then design their project accordingly. All work will be done by hand (no need for sewing machines). If students want to add beads to an existing quilt or garment, they should bring it along. Smaller projects may be finished in class, but larger, more extravagant projects may need to be finished at home.
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 16+.
The first day will be devoted to learning stitches, familiarizing students with the materials, and beginning the design work for their project. The rest of the week will be given to working on the project(s) they have chosen. If the students have chosen a large, complex, or multi-part project, it is possible that it will not be completed by the end of the week.
Participants wishing to create complex or ambitious projects should expect to spend additional time working outside of class.
For projects that will be started from scratch, students can choose to make necklaces or bracelets, free-standing dolls or totems, an assortment of box or vase shapes, or something else that attracts their attention. If students wish to bring partially completed projects from home, these might be small quilts, garments, or anything else they would like to consider.
What should I bring to class?
*Scissors for cutting paper, and small scissors for cutting thread.
*Ultrasuede (if you are planning on making jewelry, you will want this for backing.) Unless you are planning on an extravagant and large neckpiece, an 8 x 12 rectangle should suffice. Try Pacific Fabrics if you can’t find it elsewhere.
*The Guild has an assortment of fabrics and beads for student use, but if you want to use a particular color scheme, you probably want to bring it with you.
*Consider bringing these items in your chosen color scheme: a fat quarter of quilters weight cotton; nylon beading thread; an assortment of seed beads in sizes 6, 8, 11, and 14; bugle beads approximately 1/4″ in length; 4mm cubes; crystal bicones in 3mm or 4mm; charms; buttons; anything else that catches your eye, as long as it is pre-drilled (stone chips, shells, etc.). Also consider working with cabochons, drilled stones, or other larger focal pieces.
If you want to work with the larger crystals called Rivolis, you will also want some Delica beads in your color scheme. If you do not have a bead shop nearby, try Shipwreck Beads and Fire Mountain Gems. They both have extensive websites.
For questions about supplies, email [email protected]
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $735-$1265
- Private Room – $1265
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $950
- Library Dorm: $815
- RV Hookup: $785
- Guild Tent $770
- Own Tent: $735
Commuter Cost: $490
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the Summer Program.
June 14 – 20, 2020
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jun 14, 2020 until Jun 20 2020