Portland, OR 2019 Registration is NOW OPEN

P218 - Artiste Tool Bag and Tote

Ruth Chandler
6:30 - 9:30 and 9:00 - 4:30
Mon Eve & Tuesday - 9 Hr Class

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$ 290  

We will have 5 machines available to rent for this class if you are traveling. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com to reserve a machine. If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

Create your own unique tool bag customized to hold all of your favorite special tools. This Artiste Tool Bag and Tote is actually two bags, one that fits inside the other. I use the larger tote bag to carry the project I am working on and I use the smaller tool bag for all of my scissors, thread, needles, etc. that I carry for my hand stitching project, but you will learn how to customize it to whatever art tools and supplies you need. So bring your ”tools of the trade” and we will make the perfect sized pockets for all your supplies and tools.
The first evening you will learn to paint the base and then add to the paint using thermofax screens, stamps, rubbing plates, and stencils. The next day we create a one of a kind bag just for you.
You will learn several techniques to apply fabric to the painted bag pieces, deconstructed crazy quilting and even some scrapbooking techniques, and will install the easiest zippers you have ever sewn! Later in the day we will begin to put it all together, take a break for dinner and come back ready to finish your personalized “Artiste Tool Bag and Tote” that is so useful you will want to make a tool bag for every one of your artistic mediums!

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
1 yard MPC (Multi-Purpose Cloth pre-order from Artistic Artifacts)
½ yard focus fabric
1 yard total coordinating fabric pieces (this is a great way to use up some scraps)
Thread, at least 1000yards (I like Star variegated by Coats and Clark) 
Size 90 machine needles (Microtex or sharps)
Extra bobbins (I like to fill at least 6)
Fusible web (I use Misty Fuse)
2- 12in zippers
Cutting mat
Rotary cutter
Small scissors
Large scissors
Marking pencil

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
I will supply pattern which you will keep, paint, paint supplies, Thermofax screens, stamps, stencils, and rubbing plates. I will bring extra specialized blades and scissors.

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh



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