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Creating Felt Fabric Collage

  Fabric Collage refers to the creation of a new cloth from a collection of different types of textiles.  I have been playing with my stash of handmade felt, fabric and scraps to make unique textiles that can transform into a vest, pants, wrap or a scarf. I begin by pulling out different types of […]

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It takes a village: How I made my coat

I attended Diane Ericson’s Design Outside the Lines Retreat in Ashland, Oregon.  The theme was “Coat as Shelter” and the guest instructor was Carol Lee Shanks.  This was my second year attending the coat retreat.  Last year I made a coat using Carol Lee’s method of pattern design.  Her process for approaching fabric is intuitive.    […]

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Summer Sewing

Summer Sewing I have taken a little break from felting to focus on some summer sewing.  Summer is a great time to work on lightweight frocks and improve my sewing skills.  In May, I attended Diane Ericson’s Design Outside the Lines Retreat.  Sandy Ericson, Center for Pattern Design was her guest artist.  Sandy has a wealth […]

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Go Team Enrichment!

You’re invited to the Enrichment Program’s Student Art Show this Friday in the Classroom and the Clay Studio, featuring the artistic talents of our students and teachers of the Enrichment Program @ AAC. We are celebrating these passionate young artists and can’t wait to show you all they do, including ceramics, drawing, painting, jewelry-making, sewing, […]

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Distractions

I know so many new babies and babies that will soon be here and the last few months I’ve been going nuts making baby dresses.  Not the kind of creating I usually do, a great obsession for the evenings.  Here are just a few things for my new niece who will be born in about […]

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Re-Fashioning Your Wardrobe with Diane Ericson

Ashland Art Center Workshop: Refashion Your Wardrobe with Diane Ericson

Hit the Refresh button on your closet and create an arty new look for the first day of school, or a college sweater for evening walks. This session is full of innovative ideas for reworking the details of a item or totally reworking pieces that you’re ready to let go of. As a pattern designer …

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Make it Again! Up-cycled Clothing with Diane Ericson

upcycled clothing with Diane Ericson at Ashland Art Center

Re-mixing and re-making clothes is magical! New outfits can spring up from your wardrobe or thrift store finds. Join Diane Ericson and some of the most skilled and creative clothing recyclers in town for ideas and technical help and walk out the door in your new creation! Saturday, April 28, 12:00 – 4:00 Drop in during …

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Creating Clothing from Simple Shapes

For people who are fiber nuts, it’s just the kind of thing we like to do. –Julie Crane,…

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Creating Clothing from Simple Shapes

For people who are fiber nuts, it’s just the kind of thing we like to do. –Julie Crane,…

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Creating Clothing from Simple Shapes

For people who are fiber nuts, it’s just the kind of thing we like to do. –Julie Crane,…

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