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Fabric Scraps to Treasure

Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Fri Aug 16

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$ 185  

Sorting Scraps

If you’re like most of us who love and work with fabric, you have an abundance of scraps; small, random, pieces of fabric too small to do much of anything with but also, too big to throw away. First, I’ll share my system for organizing and storing scraps. Once you have tamed the chaos the fun can begin. It’s time to play with scissors - no running, of course! You will begin by cutting your scraps into random shapes and sizes. Then, you will layer shapes, slightly overlapping each piece as you go, to create a pleasing composition. Your collage can be abstract or might choose to be more representational. The process is wonderfully fun and forgiving as you can arrange and rearrange your scraps until your inner critic quiets and you are pleased with your abstract collage. This collage of scraps is environmentally conscious, because you are repurposing fabric that might otherwise go to waste, and is a celebration of your unique creative vision. Voila! You have created new “whole cloth” fabric from your fabric scraps. Imagine the joy of repurposing neglected fabrics, preserving cherished memories, and creating something truly unique. Witness the magic as colors and patterns harmonize, and memories come to life in a tapestry of personal significance. This class goes beyond fabric art; it can be a journey of rediscovery and appreciation for the stories woven into each scrap. The resulting recycled fabric, now bursting with new possibilities, can be transformed into anything you desire. Whether you envision a heartfelt appliqué or another unique creation, the choice is yours. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the potential of your scraps and the art of repurposing.


Materials Fee $20paid at beginning of class includes:

Zip Lock Bags
Iron on Adhesive
Tracing Paper
Drafting Pencil
11x14 canvas panel
Scotch Tape
Sketch Paper
Design Inspirations

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Your stash of scraps
Good Fabric Scissors


Serger tweezers
Iron and Ironing Mat


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