Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Upcoming Teaching Project






I will be teaching a mixed media class, a class on the Collage fabric Purse (think Paisley Purse simplified), and a Beaded Butterfly Pin class as well as doing some demos September 11-14 and October 16-19 at the RibbonSmyth Studio in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. The setting is a beautifu old farm and the studio is located in an old barn that has more eyecandy than you can take in during the four days of classes. The barn and studio are owned by Victoria Adams Brown, who has taught all over the world and is the author of two wonderful books on Silk Ribbon Embroidery, will also be teaching some wonderful classes. Here is one of the class samples using materials and techniques we will be exploring in class. I call this "Save the Birds, Save the Planet." Back View.





The first house is the flower house. The base of this and all the houses is fabric/paper made with muslin and tissue paper. Techniques include lace dying, beading, and collage. The second center house is trimmed with pearl buttons, and trims. The "gingerbread" is cut from a doily like napkin.

I call this the Heart house. This house is embellished with lace, fabric beads, dimensional paints, beads and sequins. The backs of each house are also embellished. The birds are purchased and the sticks are from my back yard. This class is open for lots of possiblities as far as the shape of the pages and the materials that can be used. For more information on the classes, go to the RibbonSmyth site. Feel free to browse but I warn you--don't expect to come away without buying something!

6 comments:

justthesmallstuff said...

These are absolutely adorable.

Bear said...

oh Stephanie
they are beautiful - best of luck with your classes I am sure all will have a ball
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxo

Allison Ann Aller said...

Just totally exquisite, Stephanie! You are all in for a magical experience together....*sigh*...wish my calendar wasn't already filled up for those dates....

victravel said...

Stephanie, just love, love, love the project! We are going to have so much fun! Great to see how that napkin creates "gingerbread"!

sammy said...

I am in total awe of these... I wish I lived close enough to you to be able to take this class on the houses.... totally awesome!

Patricia said...

Your dolls are incrediable, but I love these house shapes and those purses ... What a beauiful blog.
Patricia
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