Workshops

 

To determine if space is available, contact Debbi Brunner, Workshop Chair,  at misseyb@gmail.com prior to registering for classes.

Please fill out the Workshop Registration Form when signing up for classes.  Full payment reserves your space. Checks are made payable to Valley Fiber Art Guild. Refunds are not available.

Upcoming Workshops

October and November 2019

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Wild Flower Fabric Flower Brooch

Presented by: Susan “Sudie” Durham

October 1, 2019 ~ 1-3:30pm

Location: Good Shepard Church

Cost: $14.00 Limited to 15 participants


Description: In this workshop you will design and complete a one-of-a-kind fabric flower brooch that you will enjoy wearing as a colorful and unique fashion accessory. Explore how selection of fabric color combinations and textures combined with manipulation of fabrics through simple hand sewing techniques will bring your design to life.

For this workshop you will need: Sharp scissors, sewing

needle, thread in any medium tone neutral color (thread does not have to match your selected fabric) and thimble (optional). All other supplies will be provided to you including fabric, magnetic or pin back attachment and beads or buttons for the center of the flower. (Participants are welcome to bring their own flower center piece. Some ideas to consider include unusual decorative fibers, vintage buttons or a broken piece of jewelry.)

Disclaimer: In this workshop participants will be exposed to a small amount of fabric chemicals released when burning fabrics and/or the glue used to affix flower centers and backings. 

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Painted Floor Cloths

with Shirley McFerron

November 7, 2019 ~ 9am-4pm 

Venue: American Legion on Duval Mine Road

Cost $55.

Class Limit: 8


Shirley McFerron is known for her beautiful, designer floor cloth creations. She will be our speaker for the October 2019 meeting which will give you a first hand look at her art. Shirley has agreed to teach an introduction to floor cloths for VFAG. All of the needed supplies are included in the cost; cloth, paints and brushes, although you may bring addition brushes of various shapes.

The workshop will consist of painting a 2'x3' prepared and primed floor cloth.  Students will paint a back ground color with a mini roller.  Once that is dry, students may choose from two designs using stencils, or they may draw and paint free hand.  This process will take several hours as paints need to dry.  When their design is complete and dry, they will apply two coats of poly acrylic to seal in the design and allow them to be walked on. Students may need to apply the poly acrylic at home due to drying time.

January 2020

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Free-Form Pine Needle Coiling on Gourd Piece

with Toni Best

Three Day Class ~ January 8,9,&10, 2020

Experience: must have pine needle coiling experience

Class limit: 10

Cost: $150.00 (includes teacher fee, venue cost and travel)

Supply fee: $35.00 payable to the Instructor


The supply fee covers the prepared gourd, the pine needles, thread and sewing needles plus instruction.  Students should bring scissors. 


Beginning with a prepared gourd piece you will create a base from which to coil pine needles into shapes relating to the individual piece including floating coils. Every creation will be unique since all of the cut gourd pieces are different.  Students are only limited by their imaginations. 

Toni Best is one of the premier basketry artists in the United States, she has won numerous awards and is recognized for her creativity. We are excited to bring her to our area. See Toni’s work on her Facebook page: Toni Best Art and on her website https://tonibest.online/classes/