Julie B. Booth
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Fabric Printing at Home
continues to go strong!!!
Julie B. Booth’s book, Fabric Printing at
Home, is available for purchase. Create custom fabrics using everyday
items from your kitchen! It’s loaded with color photos, step-by-step
instructions and helpful hints. Learn how to make print blocks, rubbing plates,
stencils and fabric resists from a wide range of kitchen materials.
Family-friendly projects using accessible, non-toxic materials!
The Art League School
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Patching, Stitching, Weaving:
Creating Healing Cloth
richly stitched and meaningful fabric piece using techniques inspired by
stitching and mending traditions of other cultures. Past participants have
created pieces with healing or celebratory messages or to explore a life
transition. Students are encouraged to bring recycled or repurposed cloth and/or
cloth with personal history or meaning.
& 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$185 Materials fee: $15 (payable to instructor, cash or check) SUPPLY LIST.
This is not
your grandmother’s cross-stitch! Students develop a personal vocabulary of
mark-making, using basic hand stitches and relief printing techniques. Students
work through a series of thought-provoking exercises exploring hand stitches and
developing a sampler book. Students also examine the works of contemporary
artists who use hand stitching in their work.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; September 20 – Oct 25 (No class on Oct. 11)
$240 Materials Fee: $20 (payable to instructor, cash or check) SUPPLY LIST.
To Tell a Story with Cloth:
Impressions, and Memories
paint, print, and stitch fabrics to compose a piece that honors, celebrates, or
commemorates a person, place, or time in their lives. The instructor will
provide engaging exercises to elicit memories, including working with cut paper
and collage, color and composition, and journaling.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM; September 27 – November 15 (No class on Oct 11)
$195 Materials fee: $25 (payable to instructor, cash or check) SUPPLY LIST.
4750 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304
Boro and Beyond: The Versatile Running Stitch
rustically stitched layers of recycled indigo fabrics found in Japanese Boro, to
the rhythmically patterned designs of Indian Kantha, variations of the Running
Stitch can be found in almost every culture. In this weekend workshop, we’ll
explore this versatile stitch. Students will create a series of Running Stitch
samplers to see how this stitch can be used to appliqué, quilt, gather/distort,
and pattern fabric. Come enjoy a weekend full of exciting exploration and
relaxing hand stitching.
& 22, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
$144 Materials fee: $10 SUPPLY LIST.
Play-with-Your-Fabric-Stash Cloth Book
your favorite fabrics, scraps or even those special heirloom handkerchiefs and
laces. Turn them into a unique cloth book using a very simple binding technique.
We’ll add stitched details, play with appliqué techniques and get creative with
layering fabrics. These are so much fun to make that you won’t want to stop at
18, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Materials fee: $10 SUPPLY LIST
WORKSHOP AND LECTURE DESCRIPTIONS
I am available to give
lectures, trunk shows and/or workshops to your quilt or fiber arts guilds. In
addition, I have had a number of years of experience teaching children and can
give workshops for schools and camps. Below are some suggestions. Contact me at
Threadborn@Cox.net for lecture and workshop fees.
Half Day Workshops (3-4
and Fauna: Rolled and Folded Fabric Doll
Create a 10” doll from squares of rolled and folded fabric. Experiment with
origami-like folds to create a one-of-a-kind skirt for your doll. Learn how to
draw a realistic face with colored pencils and pens. Supply list. Kit fee: $10
includes doll pattern, face fabric, batting, yarns for hair, and use of
pens/pencils for face.
Florette: Rolled and Folded Fabric Doll Pin (4 hours)Create
this charming 4 ½” doll pin (or ornament) from rolled and folded fabric.
Embellish with your cherished fabric scraps, ribbons and beads. Give your pin
personality by combining simple embroidery stitches with drawn features. Supply
list. Kit fee: $10 includes doll pin pattern, face fabric, batting, yarns for
hair, embroidery floss, pin back, use of pens/pencils for face.
Wrapped Doll with “Attitude”
8” doll is loaded with “attitude”! Create her by wrapping colorful fabric strips
over a chenille stem “skeleton”. Kit fee: $10 includes doll pattern and all
supplies. Students should bring scissors.
Wrapped Wire Animals
Create a fanciful animal of your choice by wrapping colorful fabric strips over
a padded chenille stem armature. Instructor will demonstrate how to make a
variety of animal “skeletons” and will work individually to help students create
their one-of-a-kind creatures. Kit fee: $10 includes instructions and all
supplies. Students should bring scissors. Photo or illustration of animal
One-Day Workshops (6
African Influences: Textile Inspirations
Inspired by the vibrant and varied textiles of
Africa, students will combine painting and printing techniques to create their
own, unique versions of these fabrics. Students will be introduced to West
African Adinkra symbols giving them the opportunity to imbue their fabrics with
additional meaning. Supply list. Kit fee: $15 includes blocks, fabric paints,
Changing the Face of Fabric Challenge
How many ways can you change a piece of
commercially printed fabric into something that reflects your unique personal
touch? Using various painting, printing and stenciling techniques, students will
be challenged to enhance their commercial fabrics, turning them into
multi-layered, one-of-a-kind pieces suitable for their next creative project.
Supply list. Kit fee: $15 includes blocks, fabric paints, detailed instructions.
Inspired by Nature: Creative Fabric Designs
Using natural objects as an inspiration, students
will create exciting multi-layered fabric designs. In this class we will cover:
direct printing with natural objects, texture rubbings, monoprinting techniques,
stenciling, relief printing techniques using carved and moldable foam blocks and
how to use Shiva Paintstiks®. Students will also learn how to create simplified
or abstract designs based on natural objects. Supply list. Kit fee: $15 includes
blocks, fabric paints, detailed instructions.
Block Printing on Fabric
Students will carve texture, pattern and image blocks. Print these blocks in
combination to create unique fabrics. Learn how to translate a photo into a
block design. A great class for quilters and home decorators. Supply list. Kit
fee: $15 includes blocks, printing ink, fabric paint, use of tools, detailed
Experiments in Printing on
Take a new look at printing on fabric by
experimenting with materials found at home, in nature and at the local craft
store. We will look to these different sources to create one-of-a-kind fabrics.
Experiments will include “roller” prints from cardboard tubes, making stamps
from craft foam, and printing with found and natural objects. In addition, we
will experiment with some new products, including Penscore moldable foam stamps.
Supply list. Kit fee: $15 includes Penscore moldable foam stamps, craft foam,
cardboard tubes, fabric paint, detailed instructions.
Fun with Pebeo Setacolor Textile Paint
Learn about the versatility of Pebeo Setacolor. This textile paint can mimic
fabric dyes as well as be used for stenciling, stamping, folded resist
techniques and sun printing. Create unique multi-layered fabrics for use in
quilts, clothing or home decorating. This textile paint works beautifully with
silks, cottons and sheer fabrics. Supply list. Kit fee: $10 includes fabric
paint, use of tools, detailed instructions.
Using their initials and
signatures as a jumping off point, students will print, paint and scrawl to
create beautiful multi-layered one-of-a-kind fabrics. We will cover a number
of relief printing techniques, work with color washes and then use different
types of tools including fabric pens and pastel dye sticks. Kit fee: $15
includes blocks, printing ink, fabric paint, use of tools, detailed
Two-Day Workshops (12 hours)
Starting with a “skeleton of wire,” students construct a small-scale fiber
figure or sculptural form. This intensive 2-day workshop will cover how to build
a form, wrapping, fabric collage, bead embellishment and polymer clay
mask-making techniques. Supply list. Kit fee: $15
“Dancing with the Spirits”: Block Printed Figures*
this workshop, students create a unique, “spirited” cloth figure from block
printed and stuffed shapes. Students begin by playing with basic shapes (circle,
square, triangle, rectangle), combining, distorting, repeating and rearranging
them until they come up with a pleasing form. They will then design and carve
their own texture and image blocks. The instructor will discuss layering
techniques, how a small number of blocks can be printed in varying
configurations to form different parts of the body, and creating a “whole cloth”
figure versus one made from separate shaped pieces. Students will learn turning,
stuffing and assembling techniques. Embellishment techniques including “raw
edge” appliqué, decorative hand stitching and bead embroidery with be
demonstrated. Supply List. Kit fee: $15
additional day would guarantee a completed piece.