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A day of play and spontaneity

Come with a bag of fabric scraps, lots of different machine threads, your sewing machine and a light heart - and away we go! Bring along another bag of beads, ribbons, bangles and other outrageous things like fake fur, feather boas and reptile skins, buttons and brooches. You define outrageous! I’ll lead you through a series of exercises that will make you giggle, make you gasp, and make you amaze yourself! We’ll “paste”, we’ll cut, we’ll sew ourselves silly, and then we’ll play and cut and paste and sew some more. Who knows what this will look like or where it will lead !?!

Length: 1 day
Level: Beginner to Advanced. Some knowledge of free-motion stitching is an asset, but not essential.
MATERIALS FEE:  $12.00 per participant (Includes a set of Inspiration Cards for further play after the course is over!)

Supply List:

Sewing Machine: Oiled and cleaned plus all attachments & your instruction booklet and an extension cord.


Threads: Lots – bring a wholesome supply and as much variety as you can – some metallics, rayons, and variegated threads if you have them.

Basic Sewing Kit: Include extra needles – size 14-11, either a topstitch or denim needle, extra bobbins, scissors – large and small, seam ripper, straight pins

Bag of scraps – they can be really small!
Bag of outrageous “stuff”
1 m. quilt batting
1 m. backing fabric

• Cutting board and Olfa cutter
• Notebook and pen (optional)

Classroom Requirements:

• Ample workspace for each participant (2/table)
• 2-3 irons and ironing boards
• 2-3 extra tables for supplies
• Communal cutting board, ruler and rotary cutter
• A “teaching space” comprised of a table and demo space for me with an extra set of chairs around it for participants.
• An easel with a pad of paper and/or a chalk board for demonstrations
• Some wall space to pin up work at end of the day
• A can of 505 Spray Adhesive and paper to protect the table surface

Instructor Will Provide:

• A bag of “stuff” for the use of the participants
• A set of participatory instructions/cards
• Inspiration
• Chocolate

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