A look at fasteners and adhesives. Getting a garment on, closing it up, and then getting it off again is a surprisingly challenging feat. From traditional zippers to basic buttons and truly ancient lashing techniques, there is a way that fits your garment and allows you to move easily. Hand and machine techniques will be practiced. BYO milk/water jugs.
Adding the final touches. Make your garment extra special with a few additions or glitz it up for an evening event. Change the color with fabric dyes or paints, then add a personal element with bling. We will explore dyeing, painting, hand sewing, hot glue, and machine techniques for adding design elements to your clothing.
Saturday, March 19, 2022 10am - 1pm
Venue: Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Dr, Wolfeboro NH 03894: Room 103 in the Rogers Building - it is the Student Center.
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: 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 Member rate, you must be a member in good standing of the Governor Wentworth Arts Council.