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Events: Upcoming

Intro to Needlework w/ Lisa of Zelma Rose

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:30-12:30 PM | $35

Join us for an introduction to the materials and process of needlework with a modern take on procedure, design, and technique. In this class, you will view samples of different styles of needle work, with a focus on cross stitch and modern freestyle techniques, along with places to look for inspiration, and different ways to put your own take on the classic and time honored craft. All participants with receive a goodie bag full of supplies to start out on the road of needlework!

Eventbrite - Intro to Needlework w/ Lisa of Zelma Rose

 

 

About the Instructor:


Lisa Anderson Shaffer is the maker and designer behind Zelma Rose, bringing her own unique and modern style to the distinctive art of hand-stitched needlework. Zelma Rose can be found in stores across the country, and is loved by trendsetters like Etsy, Martha Stewart, ModCloth, West Elm, and Tiny Prints.

 

She describes her art as an organic process. "When I sit down in my studio to design for Zelma Rose, I reference a kaleidoscope of ideas and images. As an artist, I am a hunter and a gatherer. A visual editor, a collector, a cultivator, and a farmer of ideas and design. Sometimes a design will come to fruition in a single afternoon, other times it is the careful cultivation of successes and failures over the span of a year. By listening to the materials and responding to what they are doing I always end up going somewhere a little bit different then I had imagined. It's exciting, challenging, and feels very genuine."

Warp x Weft: Textile 101

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:30-12:30 PM | $25


Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we'll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience whether you are a textile lover already or needing a little help on a new venture. We'll start by demystifying the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. Next, we'll discuss woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. During the class you'll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a little refresher is desired.

This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of textiles no matter the trade. All materials are provided.

Eventbrite - Warp x Weft: Textile 101

 


About the Instructor


photograph by Myleen HolleroGeana Sieburger is the owner of GDS Cloth Goods--a sewing and design studio highlighting her deep appreciation for textiles and design--and Ebb cloth coffee filters. Until recently, she was Marketing Director at Britex Fabrics. She was also Assistant Buyer at Britex for four years after graduating from California College of the Arts in 2007. These days she spends much of her time scheming new collaborations in her Oakland studio or teaching around the Bay Area. (photograph by Myleen Hollero)

Britex Store Tours

Every Other Saturday at 11am sharp | FREE

Eventbrite - Britex Fabrics Store Tours

 

This 25 minute tour starts on Maiden Lane with a bit of history that will knock your socks off. A quick walk through each of the four floors will give you the confidence and know-how to handle even the busiest Britex day. We'll show you where things are located, talk about our history and what's up our sleeves for the new year. Tours are led by expert Britex staff.

This is a fast paced tour so be sure to arrive early. Space is limited.

They all begin at 11am sharp. See you there!