Portland, OR 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN

Its YOUR Bag!

6:30 - 9:30 & 9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Eve & Sunday Aug 22/23

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$ 235  

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 a bag that is uniquely you. We start in the evening by painting our fabric and using stencils, stamps and pens to provide a layered background for the folding bag we will be making the following day. No skill is needed!
In the morning we will start by using machine stitching to collage pieces of a canvas painting, fabric motifs, doilies, ribons or whatever else strikes your fancy until you sense that it’s finished or we run out of time. I usually add a phone pocket, buttons, or other whimsical touches. You can also add hand stitching or beading. We will then assemble the bags and you will leave with YOUR bag.

Materials Fee $35 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Canvas fabric
Interfacing for lining
Fray Check
Decor Fabric with birds, flowers, etc. to be cut out and stitched to the bag
A variety of old painting to cut up and use
Acylic paints, sponge brushes, stamps, stencils
Sewing machine needles
Black thread
Misty Fuse
D rings

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:

Fabric for lining (½ yard)
Thread to match lining
Tape measure
Pins or clips

Optional items:
A painting on canvas or plastic: remove from frame and stretcher bars (thrift shops are great locations to find a painting)
Fabrics with motifs that can be cut out and stitched onto the bag
Doilies (we can paint them)
Buttons, ribbons, tassels, beads, etc. I will have some for you to use if you don’t have them.
Apron for the evening session
Hair dryer is helpful but I will have a couple.

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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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