Workshops 2018

Sylvia Demo Days

Here is my list of scheduled workshops for 2018.

If you are interested in having me come to teach or speak to your group or organization please contact me with details!

Do you want to combine several workshops?

Workshops can be created to suit the needs of your particular group.

I try to give as much information as possible to help you develop your own creativity. I encourage a friendly and relaxed environment.

I can also offer custom lessons to small groups and individuals in my Kingston home/studio.

In 2019 workshops are planned from coast to coast. Please check the Events calendar.

Painting on Fabric

August 8th 2018

STITCH BY STITCH
Kingston

stitchbystitchkingston.com

STITCH BY STITCH, 550 Days Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3R7 . 613.389.2223 . Toll Free: 1.855.959.9500
info@stitchbystitchkingston.com

Picture a House

October 12th 2018

In this fun class funky houses will be the theme leading to the creation of a mini quilt, about 12in square.

In order to free the creative spirit, the class will begin by making paper collages with torn papers to which tulip paint or crayon lines may be added.

Sylvia’s samples and instructions will show how the paper collages can be used to inspire an appliqué picture.

Stitching lines will be like scribbles which can be done in regular stitching or free motion. Topics to be covered include use of colour and design. The house quilt can be completed by adding buttons, beads or sequins and then binding the edges.

Suitable for all levels

Class requirements: a willingness to let go, to possibly travel beyond your comfort zone!

Length: one day

©Sylvia Naylor

STITCH BY STITCH, 550 Days Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3R7 . 613.389.2223 . Toll Free: 1.855.959.9500
info@stitchbystitchkingston.com

Designing with a Shape

October 13th 2018

STITCH BY STITCH
Kingston

Using a simple shape e.g. a leaf, mushroom, butterfly, Sylvia will show you how to create many designs using the shape as a repeat.   She will show you how the shape can be embellished with paint, fused applique and free motion machine embroidery.    Work can be done on paper and /or fabric. This could be the starting point for an abstract art piece or to decorate a home furnishing.

Length: 1 day

©Sylvia Naylor

STITCH BY STITCH, 550 Days Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3R7 . 613.389.2223 . Toll Free: 1.855.959.9500
info@stitchbystitchkingston.com

Thread Painting

November 3rd 2018

STITCH BY STITCH, 550 Days Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3R7 . 613.389.2223 . Toll Free: 1.855.959.9500
info@stitchbystitchkingston.com

Textures

November 9th 2018

Let go and have fun by creating a small, abstract, collage.

The collage will include a variety of fabric scraps including sheers and nets, fusible webs, handmade cords plus beads and buttons. Free motion machine embroidery techniques will be used to blend and embellish. Some hand embroidery may be added.

Course requirements: an adventurous spirit

Level: intermediate [a working knowledge of free motion machine embroidery]

Length: 1 day

©Sylvia Naylor

STITCH BY STITCH, 550 Days Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3R7 . 613.389.2223 . Toll Free: 1.855.959.9500
info@stitchbystitchkingston.com

 

Free Motion Machine Embroidery Reviews and Explorations

November 10th 2018

Do you want a refresher or need more free motion techniques then this is the workshop for you? . A quick review of basics will be followed by demonstrations and explanations of stitch effects such as whip, granite, and cable (bobbin work). You will be shown how to make cords with or without the machine to further embellish your future work. Exercises based on flowing water will give you the opportunity to practice.

Length: 1 day.

©Sylvia Naylor

STITCH BY STITCH, 550 Days Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3R7 . 613.389.2223 . Toll Free: 1.855.959.9500
info@stitchbystitchkingston.com

Demonstration - Algonquin Art Centre

September 24th 2018

ALGONQUIN ARTS CENTRE


Located at km 20 on Hwy #60
Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada