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Classes in: Weaving (Beginner ~ Advanced), Feltmaking (Beginner ~ Advanced),
Hand and Machine Knitting (Beginner ~ Advanced ) Textile Surface Design / Silk
Screen Printing (Introductory classes), Hat Making Techniques, Kids Classes (Girl Scout
Activities), Soap Making, Candle Making, Beading Arts and Glass Fusing (beginner lvl)
Tammy: As a child she craved every "how to" experience
available....but learning to sew in 5th grade was a defining moment. She attended the fashion design program at Harper
College in Palatine, IL and later transferred to Northern Illinois University
where she received her degree and pursued post graduate level courses in Clothing
& Textile Science married to a Minor in Fiber Art. She started
and ran her ArtWear business (TLD Designs) selling one-of-a-kind garments, jewelry and
accessories in a Chicago location for ten years before founding the TLD Design Center &
Gallery in 1993.
Tammy has attended as a student in most of the classes
offered here at TLD Design Center offering her a broad understanding,
experience and proficiency in other mediums such as in Lampwork Glass Bead Making, Glass Fusing, Metal Smith
Skills, Metal Clay, Polymer Clay and beading techniques.
Jenny (standing) with Student, Elaine
About the Milliner:
Jenny Pfanenstiel is an award winning Couture Milliner
that started her millinery business, Forme Millinery, while living in
Chicago. Jenny relocated to Louisville, Kentucky May 2014 and opened her
own hat shop. Jenny has studied the ancient techniques of traditional hat making to help preserve this lost craft. She soon became known for her dedication to quality and taking once admired embellishments and materials and incorporating these pieces into her hats to truly make one-of-a-kind pieces.
* 2012 FGI Rising Star Winner
* 2009 & 2012 Hatty Award Winner
* Member of the Milliners Guild www.millinersguild.org
* Board of Directors – Apparel Industry Board www.aibi.com
* Board of Directors – Fashion Group International http://chicago.fgi.org/
* Hats Featured: HATalk E Magazine, The Oprah Show, Country Living, Belle Armoire, Vogue, Tatler, MaryJanesFarm, TCW
Classes in: Glass Bead Making (Beginner ~ Advanced); Polymer Clay (Beginner ~
Advanced); Silver Metal Clay (Beginner); Crochet (Beginner ~ Advanced
including beaded crochet ropes); Chainmaille; Peyote Stitch Beadweaving (Beginner ~ Advanced);
Kids Classes (Girl Scout Activities)
Patty: A lifelong artist, Patty received her degree in Art from
Illinois State University after a brief fling with Accounting at Aurora
University. She continues her studies through continuing education classes,
studio classes with nationally known artists, and just plain playing. She claims
to have Art A.D.D. as she loves to work in about every medium she can get her
hands on. In addition to being a past president of the "Chicago Area Polymer Clay
Guild", she is also owner of "Design West Communications" a graphic
Classes in: Jewelry Arts ~ Copper Etching with Wire Wrapping, Toggles,
Clasps and Cold Connections.
of Shannon's Work
FOR: Creativity Continuum
Sara has enjoyed and explored artistic media from a very early age.
Having received a Bachelor’s degree in painting in 2004, Sara went on to obtain
a Master’s degree in Art Therapy/Counseling in order to learn more about the
creative process and how to assist others in exploring and pursuing their
creative vision. Sara’s personal work includes figurative oil and acrylic
painting and she has recently begun to explore her family’s tradition of
Venus of Jewelry by Venus
Jewelry Arts : Metal Smith Techniques (Beginner ~
Advanced) Chain Making & Wire Work
About Venus: Venus has, thus far, enjoyed a 17 year career selling the work of her hands in the form of contemporary jewelry art and is pleased to join us at the TLD Design Center in the offering classes and workshops in the medium she loves. Fabrication is her primary style of creating. Every piece is fabricated by hand. She needs to be able to feel the piece all the way through to it's finished state. The metal has a power, a force of its own and intuitively they work together... creating order out of chaos and sometimes the opposite. Her rigorous Art Fair schedule includes 18 to 20 Juried Art Fairs a year. You can catch Venus in many Chicago area shows, as well as Ann Arbor MI, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa. She is a juried artist in the Illinois Artisan Program and sells her work through the Illinois Artisan shop and during “Art Sprees” in Chicago. Her Formal education includes an Associate's in Fine Art from College of DuPage(1990), Bachelor of Fine Art from Northern Illinois University (1992) and Post Graduate studies in Art and Architecture from Northern Illinois University.
Bracelets and Necklace by Venus
Jewelry Arts : Metal Clay (PMC) Techniques (Beginner ~
is the chair of the Windy City Chapter of the PMC Guild. In September 2009, she won First Place (best of show) at the 54th Annual Park Forest Art Fair (Tall Grass Arts Association). By day, Patricia is a writer/editor for Argonne National Laboratory. Outside of that upstanding environment, however, she may be found furtively molding textures from the undersides of mushroom caps.
Patricia's captured textures
Classes in: Enameling
Georgia is a life-long artist. She started working in jewelry in her teens and earned her B.F.A. from the University of Illinois in Metal Crafts. She’s been a practicing bench jeweler all of her adult life, doing goldsmithing, enameling, designing and repair.
She has won three jewelry design awards from the Illinois Jewelers Association, and she has shown in galleries in Illinois, Wisconsin and Arizona. In 2008 she won First Place in the Illinois Orchid Society’s art competition, with an enamel entitled “Orchids in the Moonlight”.
Classes in: Textile Surface Design / Complex Cloth Techniques / Shibori / Resist
Techniques / Inspired by Nature
Member of "PAQA - Professional Art Quilters Alliance"
Completed a 2.5 year Masters Class in Surface design with Jane Dunnewold (March
2011). Joy has always had a strong connection to music and movement.
Her years of dance and music lessons solidified this passion. Since
discovering fiber, in the late1990’s, Lavrencik’s goal has been to bring
this sense of rhythm and movement to her mixed media artwork, employing surface
design techniques and collage. She currently works in her home
studio in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. Lavrencik’s art work is
available through the TLD Design Center and Gallery, in Westmont, IL, and is
exhibited in juried shows across the United States.
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