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Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
N50W5050 Portland Rd, Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012
Join Susan Lenz in an introduction to heat-activated processes for contemporary fibers in this 3 day workshop. Susan will share her unique melting techniques and will guide participants through experimentation with painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, hand stitching and free motion machine embroidery, utilizing a variety of fibers. This HOT workshop includes all the materials and supplies needed to create a finished, matted original fiber work.
GOALS: 1) an introduction to heat-activated processes using painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, and experimentation with various fibers 2) an introduction to hand stitching and/or free motion machine embroidery as a contemporary design tool 3) mounting a finished fiber creation and other information about professionally presenting framed fiber arts 4) stimulating creative responses for fiber arts explorations
Finished Product: At least one completed project, mounted into a provided 8” x 10” professionally cut mat
Provided Materials: basic ground fabric, threads, chiffon overlay, metallic foil, heat-transfer adhesive tissue, needles, polyester velvet, “scraps/fragments/fibers”, mat, foam-centered board, plastic “stick-on” hanger, pins, felt backing, thread and yarns
Provided Class Supplies (as needed): scissors, staple gun and staples, use of a sewing machine, stretcher bars, tacks/staples and staple gun, 2-way tape, resource books, irons (6), ironing boards (6), release paper, heat guns, soldering irons, heavy-duty extension cords, power strips, iron cleaner, bibliography in handout form, previously cut 8” x 10” mats with 4” x 6” openings etc.
Susan Lenz is a full time, professional studio artist in Columbia, South Carolina. Her studio is located at Mouse House, Inc. at 2123 Park Street where she has both a studio for 3D sculptural and installation work and a separate fiber art studio. Susan's work has been juried into numerous national and international exhibits, featured in solo shows all over the United States, and shown on television and in print. She has been awarded eight full scholarship art residencies and several «Best of Show» ribbons.
$390 per person
call the museum to register today! (262)546-0300
or the class will go live with the launch of our new website in the next few weeks!