April 19 - Creative Minds Summit: Rags to Riches with Libby Williamson

SKU: 4704192024W

April 19 - Creative Minds Summit: Rags to Riches with Libby Williamson

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Rags to Riches with Libby Williamson
Friday, April 19, 2024
10:00 am-5:00 pm, 1 hour break for provided lunch
Location: Upstairs classroom (access stairs only) at Artistic Artifacts

Make an accordion-style book using old fabrics to create a new beautiful book! We will explore a variety of techniques: simple fabric painting (optional), basic machine sewing (to construct the substrate), and easy hand-embroidery. The book can stand up proudly on its knitting needle legs or it can fold to be tucked away. Most everything will be provided for your project! Libby will demonstrate her easy fabric painting technique so you can paint more fabric if you choose to (your fabrics must be dry before stitching). “I will be demonstrating this project as a landscape but you may venture off and design your own scene,” shares Libby. “This entire project, including the book construction, can be done with hand-sewing. This is not a one-day project, but we will get a good start on your magical accordion book.” Your class kit — a $35 fee paid directly to the instructor the morning of class — includes the following: a wide variety of pre-painted fabrics (‘rags’) including scraps of vintage linens, bar mops, flour sacks, new diaper cloth, paint rags, upholstery scraps, cheesecloth, utility fabrics, crochet motifs, lace, Pellon, and a set of six mismatched, wooden knitting needles. (Unpainted fabrics will also be available if you choose to paint more.) Student Supply List: Scissors for both fabric and paper; Sewing pins. The following supplies are optional: Art apron; your own scraps of fabric or doilies to paint if desired; buttons or ephemera.

About the Instructor: Libby Williamson, a mixed-media fiber artist, pushes the boundaries of her art, incorporating metal, rope, paint, vintage relics, used tea bags and a wide variety of fabrics and fibers into her work. She relishes the challenge of constructing fiber art that entails stitching (with pliers) through rigid and coarse materials. Though technically quilts, her works are rarely categorized as such. Williamson’s award-winning work has been exhibited internationally in numerous invitational and juried exhibits, textile and art museums. She presents workshops at guilds, museums, shops, and destination art retreats, as well as offering online classes. Williamson has been published in Quilting Arts Magazine, Patchwork Professional, and Fiber Arts Now and has appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and THE QUILT SHOW with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. She holds BA in studio art and is a credentialed art teacher in New York and California.Though she pursues many craft forms, Williamson’s passion and primary focus remain with fabrics and fibers.
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