I have teamed up with the amazing fiber artist Liz Kettle, and will be offering two workshops this summer at The Thread Lab, located and Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs.
Ink to Thread by Hand will be June 25th from 10 – 5 Cost $85 plus $8 kit fee.
Ink to Thread by Digitizing will be Friday, July 8th from 1-4. Cost is $45. Click on the LINKS for more info and to register!
Do you love to draw or doodle and would like to see your work come to life in a new, softer way? Maybe you are frustrated by your drawings but find creative freedom in a needle and thread? Either way, this class is for you!
Laurie will walk even the terrified artist through a simple doodle and then teach you some magical ways of discovering its full potential by converting it into a variety of personal motifs. You will be learning some design and drawing skills as you develop a pattern that can then be hand or free motion stitched on your machine.
After a lunch break you will be able to choose one of your designs to transform from ink into thread. This simple project is designed to help you stay inspired as you explore the full potential of your personal designs.
This advanced Ink to Thread class is for all who love to machine embroider but woud like to develop the creation of your own personal designs through digitizing!
Laurie will walk even the terrified artist through a simple doodle then teach you some magical ways of discovering its full potential by converting it into a variety of personal motifs.
We will be employing sketchbooks, phone cameras, and your own digitizing software in the creation of your personal ‘thread stamp’ that can then be manipulated into a variety of new designs and easily added to personal projects.
a smart phone or digital camera
A laptop with youir digitizing softwear installed-don’t forget your dongle!