Upcoming Retreats

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Ocean City, MD 2019 - October 6 - 10, 2019

Portland, OR 2020 - March 17, 2020 - March 24, 2020

Colorado Springs 2020 - May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

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Portland, OR 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN

Ancient Icons

Helene Knott
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

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$ 155  

NOTE: Sewing Machine Experience Required

We will have 5 machines available to share for this class if you are traveling.  If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others!

These are little ‘tablets’ of fabric, stamped or stenciled, embroidered and encrusted with beads or ephemera. You can start with commercially printed fabric motifs to embellish or use plain fabrics and paint/stamp your own symbols or icons on them. After completing the individual tiles, you will join them together into an assemblage with beaded spacers to make a small piece of wall art. The project is mainly embellishment by hand but some machine stitching is required. Skill Level – Confident Beginner and up

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me  helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Materials fee $35 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

novelty fabric, felt for the back, stabilizer, thread, embroidery floss, assorted beads and embellishments, hand sewing needles and use of the instructors paints, brushes and stamps/stencils.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
craft scissors and may bring addition charms/beads
seam ripper and rotary cutter,
6” cutting ruler and a small/medium cutting mat
and anything special you want to include.

Other Incidental Supplies:
• Lighting: additional lighting may be helpful; a portable Ott light would be appropriate. You may or may not need these things; they are mainly for comfort.
• Extension cords and plug strips (if bringing additional lighting): check to see if these will be provided or if it’s advisable to bring your own.
• A Pillow: Many venues have less than comfortable chairs, a pillow may help.

5 Spaces Remaining

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. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh


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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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