Jun 07 - 08 2019
Layered and Stitched: Explorations in Collage presented by Textiles West at Textiles West, Colorado Springs CO

Layered and Stitched: Explorations in Collage

Presented by Textiles West at Textiles West

Collages tell the wonderful stories of us. We take bits of our history, the minutia of our daily lives, snips of memories, moments in time and lay them out to tell our story.

We will use fabric, images, paper, stitch and our hearts to tell our unique story.

In this class, you will create a standing accordion book or a fabric book. You are welcome to create a wall piece if you prefer.

We will begin by learning some basic design and composition skills and discuss the use of symbols and imagery to help tell our personal story. I will share with you my tools for overcoming the worry of where to start.

You will create 3 or 4 beautiful mixed media collages that make up your book, share your history, and tell your story.

We will explore image transfer techniques (including one developed by Liz), learn how to combine fabric, paper and other textures into the luscious layers of an intricate collage.

We will investigate different ways to attach the bits and pieces of our history.  Stitching and embellishments are important to telling our personal story and a whole lot of fun! I have a plethora of embellishing techniques to share with you to help make your story come alive.

Student supply list:

Optional Supplies:

Instructor Bio: 

Why I Sew: I have been intrigued with stitching since I was a child. I have never lost the feeling that something magical happens when you combine fabric and stitch. There are just so many possibilities….will this fabric want to be a bag, a journal cover, or a skirt or become part of a special story in collage?

Fabric is such a malleable material. It can be draped, sculpted, textured or smooth. Stitching is so incredibly satisfying….why would anyone not sew?

Admission Info

Member Price: $150

Non-Member Price: $170

Materials fee: $20

Email: connect@textileswest.org

Dates & Times

2019/06/07 - 2019/06/08

Location Info

Textiles West

6545 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Parking Info

Free public parking available.