AAFG 2018-19 Workshops
See the Workshop policies below.
October 5, 6, 7, 2018
“Nuno Cowl Neck Ever Changing Poncho”
Learn to make a beautiful nuno collage cowl neck poncho which is reversible from inside to out, front to back, and side to side. The cowl neck can be worn up as a collar. This workshop is for those who are intermediate to advanced felters, with experience in nuno felting. You will be making a sandwich of silk/wool/silk with little wool, and will learn to make inserts and gogets as well as the fundamentals of seamless felting. You will also learn how to calculate your shrinkage percentages while making a sample. www.sugarplumoriginals.co
March 2, 3 & 23, 2019
“Free Form Crocheted Sweater/Cape”
Use your imagination to create a sweater or cape without a pattern! Based on basic crochet stitches, participants will crochet individual patches using a free-flowing process that changes color, yarn weight, yarn texture, spacing of stitches, and direction of stitches. These individual patches will then be combined to create a drapeable fabric in a design that is uniquely your own.
The first day introduces free-form crochet concepts. Participants will crochet sample patches and learn how to block and combine patches into fabric. The second day’s focus will be on selecting and making a muslin pattern for your creation, and beginning the process of crocheting the patches. On Day 3 we will gather to assess progress. This will include help working on patches, blocking and pinning patches to the muslin pattern, and finishing techniques. www.terrievoigt.com
Participants are invited to show their completed garment as a workshop group at the 2019 Fiber Feast on April 13, 2019.
May 10 & 11, 2019
“Stitching with a Needle and Thread”
Call it what you will: surface design, mark making, slow stitch, art stitching, or just plain embroidery. This workshop will start with the basics, and explore as many stitches, threads, needles, and materials as time and interest allow. The first day will be technique-oriented, exploring basic stitch families, textured stitches, making holes with stitches, pattern darning, and grind/filling stitches. You will end up with a body of reference stitches and design ideas; your own “sampler” of sorts. The second day students will work on their own projects, bringing their own cloth to stitch; it can be dyed, woven, sewn, painted, or just an interesting stitch-able material. Experiment with color, texture, and shaping. Try cording or couching, ruching, interlacing, attachments, Kantha/Boro mends, or something else that interests you. Come ready to learn and share and enjoy the world of the stitch.
Workshop registration for Guild members will be processed first. Non-members will be included in a workshop if the limit is not reached 6 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop. Registrations will be processed based on the date the registration is received. If a workshop is cancelled by AAFG, a full refund will be issued.
There will be no refunds for cancellations received within 6 weeks prior to the opening workshop date. 100% refund with 43 days notice. Non-members receive a complete refund if not accepted into a class.