Upcoming Retreats

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Portland, OR 2022 - March 13-21, 2022

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Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

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Portland, OR 2022 Registration is NOW OPEN

Shirt Tales

Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 21

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$ 170  

NOTE: Sewing machine experience required. If you are traveling, we will have 5 machines available to share. Please contact glenny@artandsoulretreat.com if you live locally, and can bring your machine so we can reserve the five for others!

I love vintage linens, the sweet embroidery applied to them, the story they tell. Adding them to adorn a linen or cotton shirt makes a fun wearable statement.

For this class I want you to choose a shirt that fits you. Then gather vintage embroidered linens, tablecloths, table runners, remnants of vintage that all blend together and go with the shirt. Wide table runners can be cut in half and made into a skirt, vintage doilies can be cut and used to make a collar or trim pockets. Amass as much as you can to bring to class then we will pare down what works and what you want to use.

I will help you design your garment so it is pleasing, it won’t look like you just stuck a doily on it! Be prepared to do some hand stitching, a running kantha stitch, nothing fancy unless you are skilled at that.

At the end of class we will model our creations and maybe even name them, see what tale they tell. 

Kit Fee: 
None but you may want to purchase items I bring for sale (at my cost)

Supplies to Bring:~ scissors
~ Dritz disappearing ink marker
~ shirt that fits you, think linen or cotton, not too thin, you will be adding to it and we want it to stand up to that, not sag or tear.
~ All manner of vintage linens, lace, buttons, trims, table runner, tablecloths or remnants of, collars, embroidery pieces, quilt top pieces, vintage linen towels, etc. All should be complimentary to your shirt and to each other.
~ measuring tape or ruler
~ pins and pincushion
~ sewing machine you know how to use and thread
~ thread for the machine
~ embroidery thread and needles
~ buttons and thread and needle for them

I will bring a lot of items I have accumulated and will sell at my cost should you need something more than what you bring.


Please contact me with any questions at lasfibers@yahoo.com

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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