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This class has been postponed. A new class will be posted as soon as we have anew date.
Learn how to coil and machine sew a decorative fabric platter using cotton fabric strips that are wound around cording and sewn into a dimensional shape using the Brother sewing machines in the Fiber Arts Studio.
A kit of needed supplies will be provided (for a kit fee) in a variety of color ways for students to choose from.
Each student will take home a completed decorative platter that is at least 11” in diameter.
Instructor Artist Statement: Dawna Ellis --
My love of textiles is rooted in the endless possibilities that can become of them and have been a part of my creative outlet as well as a core player in my 30 year career as a costume designer and fabricator. I have been making textile platters and vessels for about nine years and am drawn to the rhythmic process of wrapping fabric strips around cording, transforming it into a new fiber. As this newly created fiber is coiled and sewn into shape, a more complex pattern of color and texture emerges as the fabrics interact with each other and create their own harmony. In 2015, I was honored as a winner in the professional division for the 2015 NICHE Awards in the Recycled category for the entry of my coiled vessel, Morning Song.