Art & Craft Workshop: Introduction to Textile Collage

Do you enjoy creating paper collages but wish there were a way to add more texture to your work? Are you drawn to textiles but aren’t interested in creating garments or quilts? Do you find hand stitching—or watching someone hand stitch—relaxing? If so, this workshop is for you!

In just a few hours, Mixed Media artist Christy Ammerman will show you how to transform bits of discarded (but, perhaps, memory-filled) fabric, trim, and thread into something new, personal, and beautiful.

You’ll start by learning how to source and prepare found material. Then, Christy will demonstrate how to pick a focal piece and weave a story around it by carefully selecting, positioning, and layering fabric scraps, trim, and other embellishments.

After you create your design, Christy will give you options for assembling your piece and teach basic hand-stitching techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to finish and display your one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website.

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