Monday, August 22, 2016

HOT Workshop for SEFAA in Atlanta

(Above:  HOT Workshop in progress.  Click on any image in this post to enlarge.)

Over the weekend I spend a fabulous time conducting my "HOT" workshop to a sold-out crowd at the Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) in Atlanta.  It was a blast and everyone went home with several projects ... at least one totally finished and already mounted in an 8" x 10" mat. 

My workshop doesn't have a set pattern.  Participants are asked to bring only their own scissors (unless they don't mind using my dull ones!)  I bring everything else ... from all the fabric, thread, needles, beads, soldering irons, the industrial heat gun, irons and ironing boards, staple gun ...

... two sewing machines ...

... and everything needed to professionally mount and mat the artwork!

All sorts of heat-activated techniques are explored ... including the process I use to create my "In Box" and faux "Stained Glass" fiber artworks. 

No two pieces look remotely alike!  I love the fact that each participant can follow his or her own style!

It is amazing to see some of the same ground fabrics being transformed into completely unique finished pieces.

I was so fortunate to be hosted by an incredible art quilter, Terry Utz (above on the right). The talented Lyn Adamski (above on the left) even brought lunch for the entire class on Sunday!  It was an incredible weekend!

I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Fridays", a site for sharing fiber arts. 


Ben said...

Yes, it was an awesome event and you were very willing to share your experiences and knowledge with us. As you stated, we all got something useful and in many cases more than we expected for the workshop.

I've already formulated some ideas of what I'm going to do with what I learned. I just need to find some of the polyester stretch velvet.

One of the unexpected thing that came from the workshop is that most of us became good friends, and I think that came from the fact that we all sat down and shared the lunch that Lyn prepared for us and engaged in conversations on a more personal level. I believe that we will stay in contact thanks to Natallia's idea to share our email addresses and phone numbers. That was unexpected.

Wanda said...

Just the thought of attending a workshop thrills me!! Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad that it was successful and everyone could take something home with them...from the start of a project, lots of knowledge and especially ideas!