Workshop Title: Fusing and Fabric Painting
to Create Realistic Fabric Art
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Requirements (Click Here) Les
this workshop demonstration of Lenore’s fusing technique will be shown through
lecture slides and demonstration. She
will demonstrate how to create a small fused project working from a photo
transferred to freezer paper and then muslin.
Her fusing technique using Misty Fuse™ will be shown
along with her fabric painting on the finished design which adds depth and
detail to the piece. She then
finishes the piece with batting and backing and free-motion sewing changing
threads constantly to add even more depth to the finished piece.
No kit fee since this is not a hands-on class. No supplies are
Attendance is unlimited in this workshop.
One Day/Six Hours Workshop or Two Day/Six Hours
In this workshop the designing of a small fused
project will begin. We will work from one of three of Lenore's patterns that are
shown on the Patterns page of this website: Yellow Poppies, Red Poppies, Yellow Cone Flower,
Cone Flower or new Rose since these are the least complex patterns for beginners. It will be outlined on freezer paper
and then transferred to a background fabric on which the design will be fused. No sewing
will be done during the workshop, only the designing and fusing. You will
learn how to make your own patterns from your own photos too! Lenore
will also demonstrate how to add fabric painting to your design to add detail and
depth; students will do painting on their own designs in the two day
workshops. Click here for Supplies List
for this workshop. $15 supplies fee required includes patterns by Lenore
plus other supplies she provides. For fabric requirements for the patterns for this
class click here Fabric
Requirements for Patterns. Select your fabric before class for
the pattern you choose to bring to class!
Multiple Days/Six Hour Days Workshop
In workshops of three to five days students will
create their own designs from their own photos. Students can also choose to use
one of Lenore's more complex patterns if they don't have their own photos to
work from. Class discussion on design aspects such as detail and depth
will be covered. Larger projects can be
created depending on the length of the class. See Supplies
List for suggestions. Students will learn
Lenore’s fusing technique using the freezer paper pattern and Misty Fuse
fusible web. The
design will be fused onto muslin. Lenore will then demonstrate her
fabric painting technique and help students paint their own designs.
The students can then assemble their art quilts and begin top-stitching
if time allows. Thread and stitching
also adds another design element to the piece.
Finishing techniques will be discussed, and students will have a
beautiful finished art quilt and have learned a practical and exciting new
method to create fabric art. Click
here for supplies list for this workshop. You will also find
instruction on the Supplies List at the bottom of the page on how to print out
large format photos on your own computer and printer. $10 supplies fee required. If
you are having a problem printing out your own photo, please contact
Lenore. She will print it out and bring it to class for you!
Workshop Title: Mini Blended Fabric Art Collages
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Three Hour or One Day/Six Hours Workshops
Using tiny pieces of fabric and tweezers students
will create mini-blended designs to take home and frame. Fabric paints are
used on strips of fabrics to create the birch trees. Lenore will supply fabrics, fabric paints,
muslin, and scraps for creating trees. Click
here for supplies list for this workshop. Finished size of minis can be 4"
X 6" or 6" X 8" which can be matted on 8" X 10" and 11" X 14" mat board to be framed or even larger if desired. $20 supplies fee
required. The three-hour class attendance is limited to 25
people or up to 30 per the contract.
Title: Create Your Flower from a Photo Workshop
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One Day/Six Hours Workshop
this workshop students will learn how to make their own pattern from a photo and
create a fused detailed flower. We
will work from an 8” X 10” or 11” X 14” of your own photo or Lenore’s
making a freezer paper pattern and then using Lenore’s simple fusing technique
design your flower from your own fabrics. She
will show you how to choose your fabrics, add detail to your flower using your
photo as a reference and fabric paint, and finish your art quilt with her simple
binding technique. $10 supplies fee
required. This is a design class
only; no sewing will be done in class. The
class attendance is limited to 25 people or up to 30 per the contract.
Title: Shredded Fabric Art Quilts
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Day/Six Hours Workshop
this workshop students will learn to create their own shredded fabric
impressionistic art quilt using a technique originated by Noriko Endo.
Fabrics are shredded in class and used to design a scene.
Then the design is covered in tulle and top-stitched using free-motion
sewing. Finishing techniques will
also be covered such as binding the piece and hanging methods.
Lenore will also show how she uses fabric paints to enhance these pieces
even more where appropriate. Class
size is limited to 25 to 30 people per the contract.
No supplies fee required. Click
here for the supplies list.
LETTER OF AGREEMENT:
Please request a copy from Lenore at
This document covers all fees relating to lectures and workshops including
travel expenses. She will come to your venue to teach a one day or
multiple day workshop.
She has taught all over the world, and her classes have been well received by
students! See her Schedule page to locate current workshops, lectures, and
Fabric Art by Lenore Crawford
2023 Ashman Street
Midland, MI 48640-5464