Monday, December 16, 2013

an Artsy Weekend {Fabric Arts}



We are going to sew!
Bring on the fabric and the fabulous teachers.

Let's just jump right in to introducing them to you.



You may recognize this lady...she's a staple in Sew Somerset and in 
fact the apron we will be making is on the cover!
She will be teaching fabric dyeing and how to make resin jewelry as well.
I am just thrilled to learn from her.


Here's a little about Ruth...
Ruth Rae enjoys combining her deep love of treasures from the past
with cutting edge trends of today.  Ruth is known for her soulful jewelry creations
that are tales on their own as well as her mixed media fabric work that combines 
altered textiles, words, and found objects.  Her artwork is recognized
for its time worn appearance that she achieves by creating layers of new
and old.  It leaves you feeling as though you are taking in a creation from long ago.

Ruth's pieces have graced the covers and pages of many books and art 
publications as well as DVD's and television.  She aspires to motivate
and inspire others to follow their dreams through her artwork,
teaching and books.  


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Our next teacher is someone I am proud to call 
my friend.  
She amazes me with her endless 
stream of creativity.




Julie Collings lives at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains
with her husband and four children.  Her house is filled with art projects,
bicycles, cooking experiments and guitars.  Julie loves growing
English roses, cooking with real butter, listening to loud music, shopping for
vintage treasures, curling up with a book late into the night and making
pretty things.  

 To see more of her art visit her blog~
http://theadventuresofbluegirlxo.blogspot.com/

Julie is known for her felt creations and the beautiful things
she can do with vintage elements.
She will be teaching a sweet little Vintage Bunny.


Here is a description of her class...
These little vintage bunnies are as fun to make as they
are to tuck in an Easter basket.  Welcome Spring with us
as we make our own collection of sweet stuffed bunnies.
The bunnies are made with vintage floral fabrics and a 
collection of ruffles and vintage millinery trims.
Each one has soft fuzzy ears and a tiny basket filled with
flowers or a darling chenille chick.
This half day class comes with your own kit that includes
everything you will need to make one 9-inch bunny and enough
material to get you started on a wee baby bunny if you like.


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{Marci Welcker}
(yes, me)

I have been collecting vintage train cases for a year
just for this class.
You will each be given a train case as well as all of 
the goodies needed to make it your own.  
We will be repurposing them into a special little 
sewing kit.
Pictures will come soon.


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Retreat Schedule
(I am a go with the flow retreat host so this isn't 
set in stone, just a good guide to go by.)

Thursday, March 13th:

Check-In at 9:00
Class time 9:30~12:30
Lunch 12:30~1:30
Class time 1:30~5
Dinner

Friday, March 14th:

Breakfast at 9:00
Class time 9:30~12:30
Lunch 12:30~1:30 
Class time 1:30~5
Dinner

Saturday, March 15th:

Breakfast at 9:00
Class time 9:30~12:30
Lunch 12:30~1:30
 Class time 1:30~5
Dinner

You are welcome each night to stay as long as you'd like
working on projects or just visiting.


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I would love to have you join us...I think it is going to be a really 
special weekend.

Registration information can be found here or
by clicking on the 'an Artsy Weekend' button on the sidebar.