Did you know that I am available to teach workshops with you or your local Guild? Well, it's true!
I have been teaching at various types of Guilds since the mid 80's when I was a member of the local Basket Weaver's Guild. Since then I have developed workshops on dyeing, wet and dry felting, sewing, quilting and surface design. I have taught locally at our Surface Design Guild, A Good Yarn and at my home. I would love to come to your Guild or Group and share my knowledge with you!
Cutting Up Your Closet Workshop or how to make wearable artistic playclothes!
This sewing workshop involves salvaging your tired, worn out or ill fitting clothing and transforming it into art to wear!
You will learn:
*How to be brave enough to cut up your clothes
*How to design and compose pieced together fabrics
*How to stitch them together so that they hold up in the wash
*How to create closures like belts, buttons and sashes
*How to embellish your new garment using embroidery, couching on fibers and yarns and applique
*How to create a unique wearable art garment that will make you look and feel like the Fiber Art Goddess that you are!
Time needed: This is a two or three day workshop (first day to cut up and design and second day to sew and embellish)
This workshop requires:
A good working knowledge of your sewing machine or serger.
Your clothing that will be recycled into a new garment- like silk or cotton blouses, t- shirts, chiffon or silk scarves. Also household goods like linen dishtowels, embroidered linens, crocheted doilies or dresser scarves or vintage sheets. Also any material that you want to include like hand dyed cotton, silk, jersey or linen.
Basic sewing supplies like: Rotary cutter, self healing mat, quilting ruler, freezer paper, iron, ironing board, thread, scissors, buttons, needles, perle cotton or embroidery floss, hand spun or commercial yarns.
So, if you are interested and would like to learn further details, then please contact me by email (calamitykimdolls at yahoo.com) or find me on Facebook under Calamity Kim.
Thank You and I look forward to hearing from you.