Use free motion embroidery on your regular zigzag sewing machine to create a beautiful goldfinch totally from thread. Once the bird is created, it will be cut out and appliqued onto your background fabric . Once learned the method can be used to create other birds, animals and flowers . These can be used for wall pieces, bags, wearable art etc. Extensive notes will be provided. This class takes place in my home studio at 683 Route 104 Burtts Corner on Sat. Oct 7 from 10-4. The cost is $60. For more information or to register contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 506-429-2148.
I will be teaching a 1 day workshop on Free Motion Embroidery on Oct. 14- 9 to 4 . For more information and to register see https://honeybeefolkschool.ca/course/free-motion-embroidery-kathy-tidswell/
-On Sat. Sept. 2 3 I will be offering an inktense pencil class at my home studio in Burtts Corner. The class runs from 1- 4 pm and the Fee is $40. To register call 506-429-2148 or email email@example.com.
Using Inktense pencils to create fabric. Put your adult colouring skills to work and play with inktense pencils to create flowers and leaves that can be cut out and used to create appliqués. This is a fun workshop where you will learn some of the tricks for colouring realistic images of your choice and then adding liquid to turn them into beautifully shaded fabrics.
Class will be held Feb. 4 2023 at the NB College of Craft and Design. Sign up before Dec. 15 for a n early bird 30% reduction in the price of your class. Put your adult colouring skills to work and play with inktense pencils on white cotton fabric to create flowers or leaves that you will use to create appliqués. This is a fun workshop where you will learn some of the tricks for colouring realistic images and then adding liquid to turn them into beautifully shaded fabrics. You will cut them out and iron them to your chosen background. Choose between my patterns for clematis or maple leaves or bring your own inspirations for flowers and leaves. This can be used as a wall hanging, as a block in a bed quilt, to create a bag etc. Learning this technique opens many options for creating flowers and shaded fabrics. No stitching will be done during this class. Contact Honeybee Folk School for registration https://honeybeefolkschool.ca/courses-2/
I have thread paintings, sun printed bookmarks , coasters and cards (original and printed from my work) at the Small Works Sale at the Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery, Florenceville-Bristol Nov. 19- December 17. Hours-Tues. Wed. Fri. and Sat. 10:30-5, Thurs. 12 noon-8. See poster below.
I am now delivering virtual slide presentations of my work entitled The Journey. The presentation covers my progression as a fibre artist and includes my inspirations, thread paintings, wearable art, and wall quilts .
There will be thread paintings and wall quilts in my exhibition at the McCain Gallery.
My piece, Out of This World was accepted into the SAQA ( Studio Art Quilt Associates) Atlantic Regional Show , Commotion which opens on June 7 at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Sydney NS and will then travel throughout NS and NB until June 2023.
Inspired by photos from the Solar Orbiter I chose to paint images of the corona teaming with thousands of solar flares. The images revealed a multitude of small flaring loops, erupting bright spots and dark moving fibrils and have been called campfires. Using these energized charged particles, hundreds of time hotter than the sun displaying turbulence, turmoil and agitation as the impetus for my artwork, gave me a chance to express the feelings we have all shared during this tumultuous year.
All the fabric for the piece was painted.