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Starting in March 2018: CraftNCut Software and Brother ScanNCut classes - check out the Upcoming Events

 

Workshops and Classes

Level of Students Categories
   * All Levels welcome
   * Intermediate Level - some skill required
   * Advanced Level - experienced skills required


All Things Digital: Design, Embroidery, Digitizing

CraftNCut

ScanNCut

 

 

 


Surface Design and Dyeing

Kids Camp

Silk Hoop Painting

Indigo Dye

Color Magnet

Discharge Techniques Workshop

Over-dye Workshop

Soy Wax for Vibrant Color

Camo Tie Dye

Fun Fast Marbling

 


Art Quilts and Techniques

I Love 2 Fuse

Room With A Glue

Current Creatures

Angels and Fairies

Thread Play

Landscape

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CraftNCut software

(All levels welcome; for 3-6 students; 4 hours)

 

Geri teaches all levels of CraftNCut software which is made for Fabric & Vinyl Cutting Machines. This takes you directly from the box to crafting your own special designs with your fabric & vinyl cutting machine! In addition to its suite of editing tools for artwork & appliqué, ONLY Craft N Cut™ has the feature Save 2 Cut, which calculates the settings that machines need for the chosen design and material! Cut out the guesswork and unleash your creative possibilities.
Here are some of the features of the software:
Full-featured artwork - tools for creating designs
Vector artwork editing - tools to modify designs
Embroidery appliqué - tools for creating appliqué stitches
Embroidery run stitch -tools to create run stitches
Save artwork to export to digital cutter machines
Word Play - tool to fill shapes with words

ScanNCut

(All levels welcome; for 3-6 students; 4 hours)

 

Geri teaches all levels of the ScanNCut digital die cutting machine. This machine, made by Brother, has a built in scanner and a color touch screen to create your own custom creations. The more you use this machine, the more you will want to use this machine.

To see all the features of this fabulous machine see the link below: Brother ScanNCut

Kid Camp

All levels, Children Ages 8-12, 3-10 students, 12 hours (four days, three-hour sessions)

 

Want your children to explore their creative side under the guidance of fun and experienced teacher? How about four fun filled days of:
Day 1: Making tools, stamps, silk screen
Day 2: Fabric dye, marbling, paint
Day 3: Foil, fuse and embellish
Day 4: Putting it all together
Children will be working with dyes, paints, printing, embellishing and other products. They will bring home unique art pieces created in class. All known precautions are taken for environmentally safe processes.

Cost: $100 per student + $25 supply fee covers all supplies. Contact Geri for more information about how to sign up for this event.

Silk Hoop Painting

All levels, for 3-20 students, 4 hours

 

Learn to do silk painting with super fun effects like sun printing, star-burst salt patterns and gutta resist lines. A great way to learn new techniques and end up with a beautiful decorative item!

Kit fee: $20 includes:
• 3 9.5" Silk Hoops
• 2 Sumi brushes #SUMI1
• 3 Dye-Na-Flow 1oz. bottles (#802 Gold Yellow, 806 Brilliant Red, 813 Turquoise)
• 1 Jacquard Colored Water-Based Resist 1oz. #JACR-#882 Gold
• 1 Silk Salt 1oz.

Indigo Dye

All levels, for 3-20 students, 6 hours

 

Bringing ancient craft to contemporary fashion. This natural dye process has long been and is still used in many cultures around the world. Now you can learn this technique in one day without long batch process time. Indigo is for use with natural fabrics and clothing that haven't been treated with any finishes. You bring the fabric, clothing or yarn you want to dye and Geri provides the rest.

Supply fee: $10.00

Color Magnet

All levels, for 3-20 students, 8 hours – a two-day session each 4 hours session

 

This stuff is amazing! Color Magnet is a dye attractant that magically attracts more dye where it is applied, creating a unique, two-toned effect. Color Magnet doesn't stiffen the fabric, so the two-toned result is perfectly soft.
Bring your own T-Shirts, scarves, or fabric to learn how to use this technique.

Kit fee: $10 includes Color Magnet Pen, stencils, and all dye products used during class

Discharge Techniques Workshop

All levels, for 3-20 students, 5 hours

 

Come explore the world of discharge. Learn how to print, paint and pattern using multiple products like discharge paste, deColourant and bleach. This way you can try before you buy and decide which technique works best for what effect you want to get. Geri’s expertise will guide you through this challenging and fun exploration. Geri will supply sample fabric and all the products to test, however, bring your own fabric to try for your projects.

Note: This class uses products that contain fumes, which may affect some students.

Supply fee: $15.00

Over-dye Workshop

All levels, for 3-20 students, 8 hours – a two-day session each 4 hours session

 

All levels, for 3-20 students, 8 hours – a two-day session each 4 hours session Ever wondered what to do with all that ugly fabric that you just can’t get to go with anything? Let Geri show you the process of over-dye and how to change that trash into treasure and have a lot of fun along the way! This two day session gives you plenty of time to see how the dying process works.
You provide the pre-washed natural fiber fabric and Geri supplies the rest.

Supply Fee: $20.00

Fast Fun Marbling

All levels, for 3-20 students, 4 hours

 

Want to learn how to take that plain black and white fabric to a new level? Or want to get a wonderful watercolor look on your fabric? Let Geri teach you these fun, fast marbling techniques. This class will transform the way you look at black and white fabric.
For best results bring your own 100% cotton or silk or similar natural fibers.

Kit Fee: $25.00
Kit includes four 15 ml bottles of Tsukineko's All-Purpose Ink, 4 Pointed-tip and 4 Round-tip Foam Core Dye Pens, 2 ink wells, 1 ink dropper, and a stand for the foam core dye pens. You take the kit home with you.

Soy Wax for Vibrant Color

All levels, for 3-20 students, 6 hours

 

Geri will personally walk you through how to use the renown surface design artists Jane Dunnewold and Lisa Kerpoe techniques. Learn to create your own crayons perfect for rubbings, drawing and writing, dye paste for stamping, stenciling and more. Even seasoned textile artists will find that these new techniques open up many new possibilities for surface design.
You provide the pre-washed natural fiber fabric and Geri supplies the rest.

Supply fee: $20.00

Camo Tie Dye

All levels, for 3-20 students, 6 hours

Creating a true camouflage look using the tie dye technique has, until now, been tricky with inconsistent, unpredictable results. Geri teaches an easy-to-use Camo Tie Dye method to make things easier.
You bring the fabric, clothing, bag or hat you want to dye and Geri provides the rest.

Supply fee: $10

I Love 2 Fuse

(All levels welcome for 2-8 students; 6 hours)


Experience the joy of fusing. Learn how to make a colorful chip-fused art quilt. Build quick collages from free-cut fabric chips. Arrange them into pictorial designs with simple fusing techniques.

 

• No prerequisites
• Book (print on demand)
    Fusing Fun! Fast Fearless Art Quilts
     by Laura Wasilowski
     ISBN: 978-1-57120-289-5

Can be purchased from C&T

Supply list here

roomglue

Room With A Glue

(All levels welcome for 2-8 students; 6 hours)


Create a work of art focused on a scene of a comfortable living room. You become the design
star.

•$25 Kit Fee – includes hand out;   templates;   hand-dyed fabrics;   Specialty blades for the rotary cutter, pinking, wave etc.

Supply list here

landscape

Landscape

(Intermediate; 2-8 students; 6 hours)

Experience the joy of fusing. Learn how to make a colorful chip-fused art quilt. Build quick collages from free-cut fabric chips. Arrange them into pictorial designs with simple fusing techniques.

Supply list here