You can find links and information here about upcoming workshops I'll be teaching in the coming months! I'll be teaching workshops this year to show you how accessible, easy and fun embroidery can be! Want to schedule a workshop for your team or a fun party? Contact me at AmyLFrazerDesign@gmail.com. I'd love to partner with you to bring my love of textiles and stitching to you!
DIY Embroidered Patch Workshop
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:30-8:30pm
Class fee: $45
Come experience a unique stitching opportunity in this Stitch Your Own Patch Workshop!
In this beginner friendly class you’ll learn some basic stitches while embroidering your very own set of patches. When you’re done, they’ll be the perfect thing to attach to your favorite jacket or bag or really anything that needs a little personalizing!
We’ll start out by generating ideas for imagery and then you’ll transfer your ideas and drawings on to the fabric to stitch. We’ll talk about thread, needles, and fabric along the way. All of the supplies are included in your kit, including thread, needles, felt patches, stabilizer, and some drawings to get you started. You’ll work on one patch in class and take home two more blank ones to stitch up and complete your collection!
Hike 'n stitch AT BEACON ROCK STATE PARK, WA
Wednesday, October 17
Join myself and Outdoor Programs Coordinator for Friends of the Gorge, Kate Lindberg for a unique craft-hike opportunity. We’ll first hike up Beacon Rock (weather-permitting) for panoramic views up and down the Gorge. Afterwards we’ll get comfortable at the covered pavilion at Doetsch Day Use Site for an introductory lesson in embroidery before getting started on a holiday ornament project inspired by the Gorge’s natural beauty. All supplies included!
STITCHED WATERCOLOR PAINTING AT OCAC
Sat-Sun, June 23-24, 2018. 9am-4pm. at OCAC, Portland, OR
Combine two different mediums in this class! First we’ll explore mark making exercises in both watercolor and embroidery to create a personal language of embellishment. Then we’ll create a series of watercolor images, either abstract or based in reality. After the watercolors have dried, we’ll explore different methods of embellishing with embroidery and machine stitching. Students will leave with a collection of finished pieces and ideas to create even more on their own.
Students can paint either realistic or abstract paintings. We’ll learn embroidery stitches and different techniques to embellish the paintings.
We’ll start with mark making exercises to create our personal language of embellishment.
Day 1: Slide show of inspirational work and techniques. Play with mark making exercises and demos of different ways to paint with watercolor and stitch onto paper with machine and hand stitching. Day 1 will be a combination of work time and demonstration by instructor.
Day 2: Continue adding details to project. Explore methods of collage to add interest to images.
Prerequisites: Some experience with watercolor painting or stitching is helpful but not required.