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Certain skills OR additional fees required for this class
(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED Absolutely no experience necessary. Valuable for all levels of the craft.
EASY Participants with basic skills.
INTERMEDIATE Participants have solid basic skills.
ADVANCED Participants have solid skills and experience in the craft, ready to explore or refine.
Artist, entrepreneur, teacher, and author, Laura began to experiment with color and texture in textiles in 1989. Her work, which appears in books, magazines, quilt calendars, and DVDs, includes wearable art and award-winning quilts.
Laura's passionate response to surface design led to designing her favorite images in a stencil collection, soon followed by a series of stamps, including StarBuilders, and her book, StarBuilder Inspirations. Her recent work led to the development of a technique using stamps, paintstiks, and fusible web to easily create seemingly complex designs without sewing.
STITCHES Midwest 2019 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1496 No skills required Kaleidoscope Stars
Create Fabulous Kaleidoscope designs using Laura's breakthrough fusible applique technique that requires no precision sewing piecing or sewing. Shapes are created by a paintstik rubbing using stamps as the texture, followed by fusible backing; then arranged on a background fabric. Students enjoy the use of instructor's paints and stamps while learning easy and fun techniques to complete a unique design in class.
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
1497 No skills required Color Your Fabric with Paintstiks
If you can color on paper, you can color on fabric to create exactly the right color, texture, and print for your projects--all washable--from bold graphics to subtle batiks and more. You'll create a series of samples illustrating a variety of techniques for your own reference and inspiration in this fun, fast-moving overview of paintstik techniques.
Materials fee $20 for 1 stencil brush, 1 paintstik, and use of Laura's paintstiks, rubbing plates, stamps, and general supplies.