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/
There is an article in the Spring 2020 edition of the Canadian Quilter entitled Teaching Patchwork in the UK. Three Canadians, Rose Parr, myself and Bernadette Kent share our experiences of teaching at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK.
In addition to being part of the World Wide Whispers quilt exhibition with my piece Looking In, Looking Out at Festival of Quilts I will be twice delivering a 1 hour demonstration on Using Inktense Pencils to Create Appliqués. The demonstrations are at 1300 on August 1 and August 3.
Until mid to late September you can listen to a podcast of the interview which took place during my Fredericton Arts Alliance Artist in Residence at the Casemates. I was interviewed about being a fibre artist by Mark Kilfoil of CHSR FM radio in Fredericton NB. To go to the interview cut and past the link below .
My teaching studio and gallery at 683 Route 104 Burtts Corner is finished after being under construction for quite some time. My husband has done a great job creating this space.
GALLERY- The gallery is open by chance or appointment.
TEACHING-I have started with offering a series of four classes beginning in September. I hope that students will want to learn my specialities and then come back for help with their own projects. This would be a directed studies course but that will be for the future.
I would be happy to her from you about techniques you would like to learn.
Have you been thinking about making a jacket, vest or cape that is distinctly “yours”? If so, come to the Quilt Canada 2015 in Lethbridge Alberta and take the Designing One of a Kind Wearable Art with Kathy Tidswell on June 4 and 5. Sewers and Quilters of all levels are welcome. This is a class designed to help you make individualized items that fit your lifestyle. You may choose fancy or casual. In addition to learning hints on the types of patterns to choose, you will learn embellishment techniques such as lace cutwork, bobbin work, trapunto, arranging appliqués and new methods for attaching appliqués. Information will be shared on choosing batting for quilted items, or you may choose not to quilt. My outfits often feature appliqué or appliqué and cutwork with no quilting. Come have some fun and learn some new techniques. You will receive hints on placement of appliqués and produce samples using free motion embroidery on a regular zigzag sewing machine. Then choose which techniques you want to incorporate in your piece and work on your outfit under my tutelage. For more information and to register visit www.canadianquilter.com/events/quilt–canada–2015.php. See more wearable art in the Gallery.
Wearable art doesn’t have to be ” wild” or fit only for the runway. It can be just a simple vest or jacket that you individualize. Come to the Fibre Art Festival in Amherst Nova Scotia and take my Designing Wearable Art class on Oct. 14. Learn some new techniques and make some new friends. Sewers of all levels are welcome.