Intro to Sewing: Saturday February 19

2/19/2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET

A lesson in hand and machine sewing techniques. If you have never used a sewing machine, it is not as scary as you might think. Find out how stretch stitches and rolled hem stitches work. How to work with patterns and adapt them to upcycled garments. Adapt a pattern to fit your body and still be able to move.

February 19, 2022. 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Venue: J C Signs, 17 Grove St, Wolfeboro NH 03894

Instructors: Jeanne Flanagan, Liz Helfer and Cindy Durkee.
Jeanne: Most recently I taught Fiber Arts at Artisans Asylum, a makerspace in MA.  Sewing has always been a part of my life - beginning with clothing, quilting and embroidery, boat covers, cockpit cushions, upholstery and even a harp cover, in my mother's marine canvas shop. More recently my fiber arts include tatting and sculptural basket weaving. I love teaching fiber arts to inspire the creativity in all of us.   
Liz: Liz is a graduate of Kingswood Regional High School, and received her BFA from Alfred University, and Masters in Museum Studies at Harvard University Extension School. Liz Helfer Studios is located in Waltham, MA, where she creates metal and mixed media sculpture. In addition to creating commissioned work, she is the Public Arts & Culture Planner for Watertown, MA. 

Cindy Durkee is a graduate from Pratt Institute majoring in Fashion Design, specializing in swimwear design. She is also a freelance writer and an artist working in collage, watercolors, and oils. Her most recent upcycling project was making crazy quilt pillows repurposed from vintage napkins.

Participants should bring own paper bag lunch and water bottle.

A selection of materials and equipment will be provided but participants are also encouraged to bring along any materials intended to be used in their design. 

Workshops are free to those who register to participate in the Upcycled Fashion Show on Saturday, April 23. Otherwise they are $10 for GWAC members and $15 for non-members.

You can register and read more on how to participate in the Upcycled Fashion Show on April 23 HERE. 

To qualify for the discount GWAC member rate, you must be a member in good standing of the Governor Wentworth Arts Council.

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