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Altered Fabric

Instructor Judy Skeel
4 Lessons

Have you ever struggled on a project because you couldn't find “the perfect fabric?” If you are a fiber driven artist you know that finding just the right material for a project is essential to your creative success. Join Judy Skeel and learn to alter your own cloth to design and create original fabrics for your fiber art projects. Students will learn to create unique material for their own artwork designs and to adapt drab fabrics and trims for future cloth journals, quilts, art dolls and artistic imaginative projects.

This is a technique driven workshop full of in depth instructions with nearly 600 photos of step by step details for a plethora of methods using paint, dye, ink, stamps, paint sticks, fusible webbing, Angelina fibers, Tyvek and more. Our focus is free play with direction! Suggested base materials include cotton, silk, rayon, tulle, cheese cloth, organdy, velvet, lace and miscellaneous fibers.

At the completion of this workshop students will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind fabrics to use for their favorite fiber art applications as well as some that may inspire new ideas all together!

Techniques taught:

  • Paint and dye application variations
  • Burning, melting, fraying, stamping, painting, dyeing, embossing and resists
  • Variations with rubber stamps with paint and ink
  • Variations with cotton, silk, rayon, velvet and other fabrics
  • Hand painting lace and fabrics with dye
  • Easy fabric marbling
  • Free motion embroidery creation
  • Layering fabrics and fibers
  • Lesson One:
    Start With A Brush: Apply paint and dye using a variety of applications and techniques

    Lesson Two:
    Add In Alternatives: Learn to marble colors for cloth, apply paint sticks and add dimensional textures to fabrics

    Lesson Three:
    Turn Up the Heat: Emboss, fuse, distress and abuse your fabric for magnificent alternatives

    Lesson Four:
    Finally Free Play: Create lace and fabric from fibers using free motion embroidery, thread painting, and machine altering techniques

    Price: $45.00 

    Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (Eastern time) Contact Email: