Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine's!

Fiber Delight! Valentine Postcards is a new workshopI'm teaching at Joggles just in time to create some homemade love for those special folks in your world. In this modern age of instant technology it's incredibly special to receive a card via post, and when it's handmade it's a treasure to cherish! The workshop teaches fun techniques anyone can learn and requires no special skills to sign up and each card can be sent through the mail with no envelope to your Valentine!
Twleve different designs will be taught using fabric, paper and assorted bits and bobs of embellishments incorporating stitching, fusing, painting, dyeing and distressing to name a few techniques. I've had a blast building this class and can't stop making Valentine postcards!

If you prefer, work your designs into a quilt or a mixed media journal and keep these treasures for yourself. I'm finding myself very attached to these little creations and wondering how I'll ever be able to mail them away. I guess one will do anything for love! C'est l'amore!



Thursday, January 6, 2011

Valentine Workshop

In this technological age it's sad that old customs like Valentine's delivered by post are considered rare and special. Folks used to handmake all their Valentines and send one to each of their loved ones. "Valentine Postcards" is my new mixed media workshop at Joggles beginning January 18, 2011. Each lesson will focus on several fiber based postcards adding tetures and techniques to dazzle your Winter Blahs. This workshop will guide you to create a dozen unique cards, and if you choose not to send them each will be suitable for framing, working into a one-of-a-kind quilt or handmade book. No matter what you choose to do with your creations, each Valentine will be full of fun creative techniques and lot and lots of love. I hope you'll check it out at Joggles and join me for some fun!