Back before I knew how hectic early 2017 would be, before book deadlines and keynote speeches, I agreed to lead a three-day Mini-Makerie in Boulder, CO. As the date approached, I scolded 2016 me for overscheduling myself, but I am so glad that I committed to this long weekend (along with all the other things I agreed to do this winter).
I spent a wonderful three days with eleven students. We went for a long walk (long walks being essential to my creative practice), we drew, we printed, we ate desserts. What more could I ask for?
My latest Creativebug class, Hand-Stamped Coin Purse, launches today! In this simple tutorial, I show you how to create custom stamps and print fabric with geometric designs. You will then learn how to assemble the bag by sewing the curved edges, adding a lining, and finishing with a decorative zipper pull.
You can learn more about the class and register for it here.
I’m heading back to Hudson, NY in January 2017, and will be teaching my block printing class on Saturday, January 21st at Drop Forge & Tool. My May session sold out in three days, so register soon (here) if you’d like to be a part of this class.
Also, Cal Patch will be teaching a sewing class on January 22nd. Why not make a weekend of it, printing your own fabric, then sewing it into a blouse or a skirt?
I have a new Creativebug course! In this class, I teach a simple fabric stamping technique (no carving required!), using supplies you can easily find in a craft store*. I then show you how easy it is to sew a tote using your hand-stamped fabric, French seams and riveted leather handles.