This class is about getting comfortable with curves! With the detailed and skillful instruction from Southern Oregon Guild textile artist Jean Robertson, participants will create stunning fabric art banners. The finished piece is about 9" x 30" and can be used as a wall hanging, a table runner, turned into a bag, or even made into sleeves of a jacket! Jean’s approach supports developing an eye for great composition and experimenting with unusual combinations of color and texture, while working within a framework that will guide participants to success. This technique upcycles scrap fabric and invites you to build an eye-catching design by diving into your sensual awareness and embracing curves.
Hand-selected fabric in different color groups and original art banner pattern are included in the price of the class. The class will include two instructional sessions, opening Wednesday June 9th, and culminating the following Wednesday, June 16th, 5 - 7 PM both evenings. Local folks will pick up their materials at the Southern Oregon Guild on Monday, June 7th, from 4-6pm. Participants who live farther away should register early enough to receive their material via US mail.
You will be learning to make a gorgeous, multi-purpose fabric art banner as a method of up-cycling scrap fabric into something beautiful. Inspired by nature’s shapes and employing the sensuous lines of curves, Jean Robertson has developed a pattern she will share with participants to create their own uniquely colored art banners. The nature of the design is such that irregularities in the curves add to the interest of the piece, so participants will follow a pattern but there will be no need to get too meticulous! There will be plenty of room to play and experiment in this class. Jean supports workshop participants to develop an ordered way of working, in order to keep track of pattern pieces in sequence, while creating a stunning art piece.
Hand-selected fabric, lining, mounting and pattern will be provided in a kit and are included in the price of the class. These materials can be picked up at the Southern Oregon Guild on Monday June 7th, between 4pm and 6pm or mailed, if need be.
There are some additional materials, tools and household items you will need to source yourself.
If you live out of the area and would like your materials shipped to you, please let us know by Monday, May 24th.
The price of shipping is not included in the class fee.
In order to start work on your banner at the top of the class, you will need to have your sewing station, a work table, and an ironing station set up, as well as the following materials:
Fabric scraps of diverse designs and textures; base rectangular fabric piece
Provided by the Southern Oregon Guild and included with class registration
Pattern for art banner
Developed by Jean Robertson and provided by the Southern Oregon Guild. Printed copies will be available at the Guild during materials pick-up, and a digital copy can be emailed if preferred.
Sewing machine, Sewing needles, Stitch ripper
You will need to source sewing materials yourself. The art banner can be hand-sewn, however using a sewing machine will be most efficient.
Fabric Fusible or Fabric Glue (Optional)
If you reduce the amount of sewing, you can save time by using fabric fusibles. Can be ordered online.
1 package, approx. 1 yard, $5 at fabric store
Iron & Ironing board
Have the iron hot when you start your project!
Sharp fabric scissors, paper scissors
You will need to cut both fabric and paper!
You will need these to hold your fabric in place while sewing
Thread of many colors
Jean recommends you use thread that blends well with each unique fabric -- so you will use many different thread colors! Source from fabric store if needed.
Pencil for making marks on light fabric, and a sliver of soap or tailor’s chalk for making marks on dark fabric
Glue stick or tape
Yard-length ruler, or a long straight edge and square.
A large piece of sturdy paper with straight edges (something with a right angle) can be used in lieu of a square.
|Event Date||06-09-2021 05:00 pm|
|Event End Date||06-16-2021 07:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||05-07-2021|
|Class Fee||Sliding scale from $40 to $60. Student rate is $25. Adults save $25 on Subsidized Rate|