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Friday, July 23, 2010

Family Tree Workshop at CAFAM

My good friend, and wonderful fiber and mixed media artist, Talitha Sherman is going to be teaching an awesome textile project with the Craft and Folk Art Museum here in Los Angeles. It's her first time working with that organization.

Here's the full description:

Sunday, August 15 (oh hey that's my birthday...)
1.00 - 4.00 PM

The Fabric of Your Life: Family Tree Tapestry

Celebrate your History with a Family Tree wall hanging made from meaningful fabrics.

Join us to create a one of a kind piece of textile art celebrating your unique family and utilizing material that has journeyed with you. Bring your own fabric or choose from our supplies. Just about any fabric can be repurposed and turned into something special and new, your favorite old shirt, grandma's nightgown, bed sheets, almost anything. The fabric must be ironable; silks, satins and cottons work best. You will create your wall hanging with scissors, heat bond and an iron. First you'll fuse your fabric to felt with heat bond and an iron, trace and cut out the tree and leaves, then fuse the whole piece together and mount it on foam board. Finally, write family names on leaves and attach leaves to your tree with push pins. Then take home and enjoy! Makes a great holiday gift.

Recommended for ages 12 & up
Fee: $50/$40 CAFAM Members

Talitha has designed a couple of beautiful templates for the trees. They don't have sewing machines at the CAFAM studio - hence the heat fusing. The current exhibits are well worth seeing also.

Please repost about this cool workshop if you have readers in the Los Angeles area!