Upcoming Retreats

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

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

Tannin and Rust

Anni Schwabe
9:00 - 4:30
Friday April 14

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$ 185  

Before Before

Reuse, recycle and slow stitch. Embedded between muslin sheets of cotton, we will baste in pre-rusted lightweight findings. My sample with 16 bottle caps is a tidy 10 inches around.

After basting, we will begin to slow stitch by hand around and between the elements. No prior sewing experience is necessary. I will have samples of stitching patterns and I will teach stitches as needed. Our projects will then be soaked in tea baths – the tannin and rust will work together to render a lovely tone to our project.


Materials Fee $15 in cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Rust retardant, tea bags, clothesline/pegs, metal hole maker, heat gun. I will have extra neutral toned and colored threads.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Scissors, pencil, about 15-20 PRE-RUSTED hammer-flattened bottle caps and/or rusted metal washers, minimum of one yard, uncut and unbleached, laundered muslin, needles and regular thread for basting, several large-eyed embroidery needles, 100% cotton embroidery thread of your choice, a medium size Glad plastic container or gallon zip-lock bags.
Optional – thimble, your own metal hole maker

Note: I will have a limited number of pre-rusted elements for sale in class.

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