Fiber Arts & Textiles Symposium 2020
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Artists & Workshops
Fiber Arts & Textiles Symposium is a yearly online event bringing fiber and textile artists together to show you the latest techniques in the industry. During the symposium, you will get to watch artists worldwide and learn with them.
How to Create Mug Rugs
Weave little rag rug coasters with materials found around your house. The loom is made from corrugated cardboard. The mug rug uses a small amount of string or yarn that you probably have on hand, and thin strips of fabric. This is a fun project to make with kids, but adults love to make these simple little coasters.
Mixed-Media Textile Techniques
Building a textile base, enhancing with ink, paint and more textiles. Adding hand and machine embroidered detail, and more!
Needle Sculpting a Character Cloth Doll
Making a Needle-sculpted Head-and-shoulders bust doll, I call Light-hearted Ladies. This cloth doll bust is designed to help the learner understand what is involved in sewing, stuffing, needle sculpting, and colouring a cloth doll face. How to make hands, and what tools to use, which is what most people want to learn.
Scrap Magic Fabric Beads
Maybe like me you love dyeing fabric, creating mini experiments with techniques? I have been saving my experiments, serger strips, thread gobs and loose bits of fabric for these wonderful beads. You will be learning 3 different types of beads that will be a foundation for you to explore even further. The first one is sort of a glob of fiber into a bead full of texture and character, the second is a bead with a paper affirmation tucked inside and last is a fabric bead on a wire core. Each having several variations that can be experimented with. So grab those fabric bits and settle in for a fun class on makingScrap Magic Fabric Beads!
How to Sculpt an Owl from Scratch Using a Textile Hardener
Sculpt an Owl from scratch using a textile hardener and pressed bark fibres! Easy step-by-step instructions using easy to access supplies like foil, masking tape, cardboard and some paints. This Owl can be in your outdoor living area year-round!
Playing with Synthetic Organza
Projects with synthetic organza, using the colors and the transparency of the material by burning, melting and stacking the fabric.
Layered Fabric Art
Learn to create a truly unique and stunning art piece, with multiple layers and textures of fabric. Using simple materials, students will learn many techniques for creating a base, covered with beautiful overlays of fabric, surrounded by parts that protrude outward, giving the piece added shape, dimension and excitement. The final piece will hang on the wall. No sewing is involved and no art experience is necessary. Vicki will offer many demonstrations and give technical and aesthetic tips along the way.
Needle Felted Fairy Doll with a Balloon
Needle felting technique and wool was love at first sight for me. Wool, as a very versatile material, which I really adore, became a medium for artistic expression. With its properties, softness, and beautiful colors, we can achieve wonderful decorative effects, and through the creative process of the artist we inhale the energy, which brings special value to space. As a creator of Petruškas, I am trying to achieve right that.
Fibers on Canvas
Learn the step by step process to work Polymer Fabric Hardener on canvas. You will learn how to create silhouette forms with Fabric pieces and make different Interesting textures with Fibers. Your creation on canvas will be hard as rock and can decorate your house inside or outside.
Shibori is a centuries-old hand-dyeing technique that produces a different and unique result every time. Create a silk scarf that is uniquely yours using a variety of Shibori techniques including folding, crumpling, stitching, and twisting. Have fun, get (a little) messy, and walk away with a wearable work of art! Please note that we will be using dye specific to silk, rather than traditional Indigo dye. Wear "art clothes" or bring an apron or smock.
Fringe Flowers Skirt
I will show you how I make the Fringe Flowers, how I make the tassels and the pattern of the skirt.
How to Make a Mixed Media Framed Mannequin on Canvas
Make this beautiful mannequin on a canvas using a textile hardener and scraps of materials found at home. I will demonstrate the easy step-by-step process using common household items like foil, masking tape, bits of lace, a damaged old book (or newspaper), an old tee shirt and some paints. You will also need a stretched canvas or board. The final product is suitable for indoor or outdoor display as it is weatherproof and very hardy.
How to Needle Felt a Dog
Textile Mixed Media Art Bowls
An introductory class in the making of decorative and functional Textile Mixed Media Art Bowls and Vases. In this class I will teach you to use fabric scraps from the textile and clothing manufacturing industry to create beautiful art bowls and vases. The lesson start out by making a plaster of paris base on which we apply various textiles, fibers and other mixed media techniques to create a beautiful decorative bowl. As an added bonus I will include the process to apply resin to make it functional art.
Exploring the Intricate Beauty of Bead Embroidery While Making a Bead Embroidered Cufff
Sewing beads onto fabric is a very relaxing and even therapeutic activity, but when you add embellishing techniques, the result is astonishing. We'll explore some bead sewing techniques that will give you beautiful results: back stitching, sewing embellishments, making fringes and using sequins for some glamour. Rhinestones and crystal beads are always a great way to add more interest to your pieces. A professionally finished back and beautiful edges are the elements that make or break an embroidered design.
Combining Polymer Clay, Film, and Angelina Fibers to Create Mystery Flowers
Joey Kaufman Heiberg
I will create a whimsical inspirational decorative pillow using 100% raw cotton fabric, paints, artist crayons, lace, vintage jewelry and whatever else you have laying around your house. Let's push ourselves out of your comfort zones and challenge ourselves while having fun. I promise we will laugh, make mistakes and love ever minute of it!
Make Your Own No-Sew Hooked Rug Ornament
Learn how to make your own no-sew wool ornament using traditional rug hooking techniques. This lesson includes an overview of primitive rug hooking materials, tools, and tips to get you started in this easy and colorful craft!
How to Paint a Bunny in Acrylics on Fabric