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|CREATIVITY CONTINUUM||CROCHET & KNITTING|
GLASS BEAD MAKING
& GLASS FUSING
PRECIOUS METAL CLAY
|KIDS & TEENS||POLYMER CLAY|
TEXTILE / SURFACE
(dyeing, printing and hand painting yarns and fabrics)
Soap Making Candle Making
Kumihimo (Japanese braiding)
Tassel Making Photographing Your Work
See Tammy's article on this technique in "Altered Couture Magazine" Nov '06
Instructor: Tammy Deck
Here's a quick, fun, green sewing project for teens and adults interested in getting started in fashion design and fiber art and artful gift giving. Each person will learn about "fulling" animal hair sweaters, pattern layout (working around defects), cutting and hand sewing using a "whip" stitch in the creation of one hat - 6 of Tammy's patterns to choose from - and one pair of mittens. Choose from our already prepared stash of recycled sweaters.
Learn about fiber content: Each student should bring 1 animal hair sweater - 75% or higher content of wool, merino, mohair, rabbit hair, angora, or cashmere on the label. Sweaters should be ready to sacrifice as you will not be using that particular sweater during the class, but rather "recycling" for one of our next classes. Sweaters with holes and spots absolutely acceptable.
February 16, 2013
Meets: Sunday, Noon to 4:30pm
Fee: $60+ one sweater donation
~~Date Just Added!~~
Instructor: Tammy Deck
Fee with Sewing Machine Rental:
Learn basic sewing skills needed for fashion, fiber art & textile design projects. Learn how to sew corners and curves, seam finishes and hems, top stitching, button holes, casings and zippers. Combine the skills learned and sampled in the class toward the completion of a square bottom tote bag. Bring your sewing machine (must be in good working order or rent one from us $15 use register button below) and basic sewing tools to class (ask for a list). Fabrics for sampling included in class fee. This is a 4 week course.
September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2012
Meets: Thursdays, 6:30pm to 9pm
Meets: Monday thru Thursday, 10am to 12:30pm
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(please call 630-963-9573 or email if you have questions)
Instructor: Tammy Deck
Expand on the skills learned in sewing basics #1. Students will learn how to follow a commercial pattern in their choice of a skirt, simple top, drawstring/elastic waist pants or a lined tote bag. Learn about measuring the body for proper size selection and basic pattern alterations. Students will need to arrange a meeting with Tammy in advance of class date for project selection and suggested material selection. This is a 3 week course with homework.
(please call 630-963-9573 or email
if interested in this class)
Meets: Saturdays, 9am to Noon
During this 3 session series students will learn how to drape their own fabrics (especially desirable for hand-woven fabrics!) on a provided dress form. Students will go on to draft a pattern and may proceed into cutting and construction of their original design. Various finishing methods will also be discussed and demonstrated. Class size is limited to 4.
Bring 3 yardages to class. Min of 20" x 3 yard.
***For people with strong sewing skills
May 21, 2013
Meets: Tuesdays, 6pm to 8:30pm for 3 weeks
A 50% deposit should accompany each mailed-in or phoned-in class registration to reserve your space. Balances are due and must be paid in full 5 days prior to the start of the class or workshop. Classes with out-of-state or international instructors will have a balance due date 1 to 2 months in advance of the class. On-line registrations will bill the full amount for each class unless otherwise indicated. All payments are forfeited if you withdraw from a class less than 2 days prior to the balance due date. Cancellations are subject to a 7% cancellation fee if charge card or paypal was used. **No** refunds, transfers or make-up for missed sessions. We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment and will transfer or refund 100% of all money on deposit for that class.
Please understand that our classes are "artistic" in nature and we encourage our students to stretch their skill level, which sometimes results in projects that may require additional home time or studio time to complete. Studio session rates vary, please inquire. Please feel free to contact us with your questions before registering.
** If it is 24 hours (or less) before class time... phone us to verify space availability...
do not register on-line! **
TLD Design Center & Gallery
26 E. Quincy St., Westmont, IL 60559
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