The 2 classes were Embellised Fibre and Fibre Art Landscapes:
|Fibre Art Landscapes|
The workshops were so much fun. Here's an idea of what you'll get when you take a Brandy Lynn Designs Fibre Art workshop:
- fibre art techniques - stamping, bleach, decolourant, fusible and foil
- basic stitches - hidden appliqué, cross-stitch and rice stitching
- embellishment effects - beading, found objects and couched fibres
- matte, frame and wrap on canvas techniques
- tips on colour, depth, layout and design
The key to my workshops is to let go, have fun and be inspired. Here's a detail shot of a piece by the workshop organizer - Holly (also a student). She did a great job, despite running around being my helper, and improvised by adding a few appliqué effects from the black practice sample. Why waste a practice piece when it turned out so well?
Speaking of Holly, she treated me like a queen. The room was fantastic, she provided everything I needed and gave me a delicious lunch. They did a great job advertising because the classes were full with a waiting list. The event organizers sent a lovely messenger into the class to thank me and give me chocolates! (Some little birdie must have told them it was my favourite.) Holly also hand made this adorable little bag and cell phone holder. (She knew I'd appreciate a hand sewn gift!) The big one protects my sunglasses and the little one fits my iPhone perfectly. And when I looked inside there was a cute little envelope with a lucky coin. So thoughtful!
The best part of all was the feedback from the class. So many students came up after class and mentioned their favourite part of the workshop. I received a few great testimonials and the organizers even booked my calendar for next year's event!
- Holly Adkins
Home Economics Teacher, South Kamloops Secondary School, Kamloops, B.C.