Surface Design Sampler Platter

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Can’t choose which surface design technique you want most to learn? Try a taste of each! Make a small art quilt or bookcover while gleefully playing with paint. Let Lyric bring everything you need so that you can simply play and learn a variety of new techniques to add to your tool kit.

Techniques include the application of foil to fabric, photo-transfer, screen printing with thermofax screens, stenciling, stamp carving, and beading. With playful support and gentle encouragement Lyric will help you find the confident creativity she knows you possess.

 

Class Length: 6 hour format
Skill level: All levels
Supply Fee: $15.00 per student
Optional Kit: $30.00

Supply List:

  • Scissors, paper and fabric
  • X-Acto knife with a long pointy #11 blade, not a box cutter
  • Wear old clothes or an apron
  • $15.00 fee payable to teacher (whether you buy a kit or not)
  •   includes: paints, foil, adhesives photo transfer and other surface design supplies

Buy a Kit ($30) There is no need to reserve a kit. Lyric will bring plenty.

  • OR Bring:
  • Seed beads: size 11 and/or 15, t tube each of 2 colors
  • Seed beads: size 6, one tube
  • Cabochon, button (no shank) or flat bead, minimum 20mm diameter
  • Fat quarter or 8×10 piece of background fabric
  • Couple of fabric scraps (optional)
  • Long applique needle size 11 (I prefer foxglove cottage straw needles)
  • Batting, fat quarter sized or 8” x 10”
  • Wonder-Under, ½ yd – not heavy weight
  • Fabric for inside cover, 8” x 15” or fat quarter sized
  • Nymo or sylamide beading thread: to match your beads or background fabric
  • Journal, Sketchbook, or Book that you would like to create a cover for – small enough to gift-wrap with a piece of notebook paper

Optional Supplies:

  • Apron – or just wear old clothes
  • Candy tin (such as Altoids) or something to keep beads in
  • Linoleum carving tool (the art supply tool – not the linoleum floor knife)
  • Lamp or Magnifying lamp and extension cord
  • Paper towels for clean-up
  • Rubber finger to help pull needles (from an office supply store)

Click here to view a printable supply list
You will need Adobe Reader, which is available here for free.

Classroom Requirements:
One iron and board per ten students.
Access to water.
A screen or wall on which to project demonstrations.
Click here to view the full Classroom Set-Up instructions

Please see the Hiring Information page if you would like to book this class.

Student Gallery:

The first print with her own hand carved stamp!

The first print with her own hand carved stamp!

Martha Myers

Learning the basics of thermofax screen printing

Learning the basics of thermofax screen printing

There are always lots of ooohs and aaahs when the stamps are first used.

There are always lots of ooohs and aaahs when the stamps are first used.

Pretty, sparkly, foil!

Pretty, sparkly, foil!

Learning to use freezer paper as a stencil

Learning to use freezer paper as a stencil