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Rust and Stitch: Marks from Nature

  • July 11, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • TWIL @ Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs, CO
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Rust and Stitch: Marks from Nature

I have a fascination with things that are aged, showing the patina of time. I even have a collection (pile) of rusty stuff that my family refers to as the Rust Garden;  A much better term than pile of rusty trash.

In this workshop we will explore how to create marks, patterns and develop various colors on fabric and paper using rusty treasures. At the end of the day we will create a small wall hanging using our Rusty fabrics.

Materials fee: $20

Student supply list:

Fabrics: fabric-white and light colored prints, vintage linens, lace all work well. No more than 2-3 yards total

Paper: papers that can handle some water such as cotton rag, watercolor, older book paper

Any rusty things you have on hand.

Number of hours for class :6 hrs

Max number of students: 8

Class Level: Fascination, all levels welcome

Member Price: $85

Non-Member Price: $95

Instructor:  Liz Kettle

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?



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