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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
I will have 5 wall quilts in the Fredericton Quilters’ Guild show May 5 and 6th 2023 at New Maryland Centre.
I was very pleased to hear that I had a piece accepted into the CQA National Juried Show which will be in Halifax June 6-8 2023.
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.
My world Wide Whispers Quilt, Looking In, Looking Out along with the other 12 from Canada and 12 each from Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands and USA have been travelling through Europe, the Mancusco shows in the US, Ireland, Scotland, England and Europe since 2018. The last stop was Quilt Canada in Edmonton in June. It will now be sent home. It was an honour to be chosen as the NB representative in this project which was organized by Kim Caskey of Edmonton Alberta.
The Thread painting class at the Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery in Florencevilve-Bristol is on April 24 not April 23 as was tweeted. See Events for more information.
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 .