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Sewing & Textiles

Basics of Fabric Yardage Printing

$150

with Tim Eads

Calendar Aug 17, 2019 at 10 am

This workshop covers the fundamentals of textile surface design including screen printing and monoprint methods. You'll learn how to successfully design and print basic repeat pattern designs in your own studio. We’ll quickly move past the basics so you can begin experimenting with multi-layer color transparencies and monoprinting using water-based pigments. The workshop is designed for the anyone wanting to create beautiful and unique fabrics that can be used for art or functional items.  

TIM EADS is an artist, designer and master printer in Philadelphia. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Tim regularly teaches at Penland School of Craft and Tyler School of Art. Recent exhibitions include Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE. He has work in several public and private collections. 

In order to keep this class affordable and open to all, there are two different payment options: pay in full at time of registration OR $75 deposit with scheduled payments. Full payment due week of class. Due to limited seating, the deposit is nonrefundable. Email kb@studiotwothree.org with any questions.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payment of $75.00, paid every four weeks.

Block Print a Pair of Throw Pillows

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Aug 24, 2019 at 1 pm

With your own design or one of ours, you'll use a rubber carving block to make a printmaking stamp. Choose from an array of ink colors and print your design on a pair of easy throw pillow covers that you'll sew and take home with you... then you can make more! All supplies provided.

ELIZABETH COGAR learned her improvisational teaching and making style from her artist mother. She works with textiles, exploring methods of dyeing, printing, hand-stitching, and sewing, and she runs creative events under the name of Makeshop (www.makeshop.co) and sells small batches of hand sewn and printed items (www.yippyskippy.biz).

Hand Sewing 101

$45

with Lisa Hutchinson

Calendar Jul 24, 2019 at 6 pm

Don’t have a sewing machine? Don’t worry! In this class we will go through some hand sewing basics. Starting with a couple hand stitches then working on closures like buttons, snaps and eye hooks. After that we will cover darning and sweater damage along with tips, tricks and tools that will get you started stitching! 

LISA HUTCHINSON has been sewing for 23 years thanks to her momma!  Early on she used second hand fabrics and materials to create clothing and textile art.  After studying fashion design she continued down the road of reuse by upcycling and recycling as much as possible. Hoping to lower her environmental impact she shifted to clothing repair and mending, check out her sustainable stitches at topstitchmending.com.

Intro to Machine Tufting

$200

with Tim Eads

Calendar Aug 18, 2019 at 10 am

Participants will be introduced to using power tufting machines to create rugs by hand. During the 6-hour class, we'll cover the basics of setting up the backing cloth and frame, threading and working the tufting machines. You'll begin creating your own rug or pillow design that is 22" x 22". You will also learn how to cut, glue, and finish a rug for use on the floor or as a wall hanging.

The tufting frame, cloth, and yarn are included in the cost of the workshop. Additional supplies and the tufting machine will be available for purchase at a discounted price. Tufting machines will be provided to be used during the workshop so you don't need one to take the class.

TIM EADS is an artist, designer and master printer in Philadelphia. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Tim regularly teaches at Penland School of Craft and Tyler School of Art. Recent exhibitions include Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE. He has work in several public and private collections. 

In order to keep this class affordable and open to all, there are two different payment options: pay in full at time of registration OR $75 deposit with scheduled payments. Full payment due week of class. Due to limited seating, the deposit is nonrefundable. Email kb@studiotwothree.org with any questions.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $62.50, paid every two weeks.
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Make a Shirt

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Jul 18, 2019 at 6 pm

In this workshop you will make Shirt No. 1; a simple top with short sleeves. This loose fitting shirt is easy to wear and makes a great layering piece. The neck is finished with bias tape facing. Please bring 2 yards of laundered and ironed lightweight cotton or linen fabric (no jersey or knits). Bring your sewing machine if you have one.

*Basic sewing skills needed -- how to work your machine (rethread, bobbin winding, etc). Sign up for our Sewing 101 class first if necessary. No garment sewing skills necessary.

ELIZABETH COGAR learned her improvisational teaching and making style from her artist mother. She works with textiles, exploring methods of dyeing, printing, hand-stitching, and sewing, and she runs creative events under the name of Makeshop (www.makeshop.co) and sells small batches of hand sewn and printed items

Sewing 101

$45

with Lisa Hutchinson

Calendar Aug 21, 2019 at 6 pm

Have a sewing machine in your closet and no idea how to use it? Bring your machine (and manual) or use one of ours and learn the basics so you can start making stuff! We’ll cover winding and loading a bobbin, threading, changing the needle, basic stitching, adjusting the stitch length and width, and basic sewing techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn some sewing lingo and a few of Lisa’s favorite tips and tricks. We’ll close the class discussing how to best build a basic sewing tool kit.

Supply List: Bring your machine and manual (if you have them) plus any basic sewing tools you already own (if any). We have machines available, too.

LISA HUTCHINSON has been sewing for 23 years thanks to her momma!  Early on she used second hand fabrics and materials to create clothing and textile art.  After studying fashion design she continued down the road of reuse by upcycling and recycling as much as possible. Hoping to lower her environmental impact she shifted to clothing repair and mending, check out her sustainable stitches at topstitchmending.com.

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