Oct
30
to Nov 3

2019 Vancouver, BC, MAIWA: BINDING TIME

If you want to sign up for this workshop, you’ll have to wait until about JUNE, 2019. Be sure go to the Maiwa Maiwa School of Textiles, scroll down on the RIGHT-HAND side of the page to sign up for their notices. They will send out a notice when registration opens, which will probably be in JUNE, 2019.

The diary must have always existed in a primitive form, but the first regularly kept diary of daily reflections dates back to the late Renaissance period, when the importance of individualism began to take hold. During this time, people began to keep commonplace books where assemblages of notes, ideas, inspirations, recipes, and quotes were recorded and kept. In this workshop, we will take inspiration from the historical form of personal record-keeping to create hand-bound books using paper, fabric, inks, natural watercolors, indigo, and hand-stitching. This workshop has been designed to allow participants to create individual pages using both paper and fabric, which we will dip into an indigo vat, draw on using inks and watercolors, and embroider upon using stitched marks invoked by our own breath and bodies. Finally, we will assemble all these elements and use a traditional Japanese stab-binding technique to create the finished book. As we are individuals, the size of each persons work will vary,  depending on what each person desires.



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Apr
29
to May 3

2020 Lake Doniphan, KS: Two Workshops for Missouri Fiber Artists and the Kansas Alliance of Weavers & Spinners

  • Lake Doniphan Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Lake Doniphan

If you are a member of either the Missouri Fiber Arts Guild or the Kansas Alliance of Spinners and Weavers, you are in luck! You may take a workshop from me. 

In late April through early May, 2020, I will teach two workshops for a combined conference to be held by MoFA and KAWS 

If you are interested, please email  Becky Stevens  becky(at)beckystevens net

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Oct
16
to Oct 17

2019 Whidbey Island, Washington State: Meditative Hand Stitching

  • Pacific Northwest Art School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stitch with me this fall as we cozy into cooler days with a mindful and meditative hand-stitching process. Join me as she guides us through exercises to engage with slow hand stitching in a meaningful and contemplative manner. 

 The  two day session will is filled with music, doodling, stitching and fun.  She will present ideas and methods through samples, books, powerpoint presentations, and music. 



Students are encouraged to bring a small sampling (1 to 3) of their own stitched items to share with the group to help each of us gain a sense of community, sharing, and mutual respect. 



This is a nice kick-start session for building a meditative and purposeful style of hand-stitching.

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2019 Whidbey Island, Washington State: Binding Time
Oct
10
to Oct 13

2019 Whidbey Island, Washington State: Binding Time

  • Pacific Northwest Art School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The diary must have always existed in a primitive form, but the first regularly kept diary of daily reflections dates back to the late Renaissance period, when the importance of individualism began to take hold. During this time, people began to keep commonplace books where assemblages of notes, ideas, inspirations, recipes, and quotes were recorded and kept. In this workshop, we will take inspiration from the historical form of personal record-keeping to create hand-bound books using paper, fabric, inks, natural watercolors, indigo, and hand-stitching. This workshop has been designed to allow participants to create individual pages using both paper and fabric, which we will dip into an indigo vat, draw on using inks and watercolors, and embroider upon using stitched marks invoked by our own breath and bodies. Finally, we will assemble all these elements and use a traditional Japanese stab-binding technique to create the finished book. As we are individuals, the size of each persons work will vary,  depending on what each person desires.


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2019 Deer Isle, Maine: Discovering a Mindful Stitching Practice
Aug
25
to Aug 31

2019 Deer Isle, Maine: Discovering a Mindful Stitching Practice

Week long workshop

Hand-stitching allows a person to carve out time and space for introspective reflection. In this workshop, you will create small hand-stitched studies by taking inspiration from your own thoughts & observations. We will use techniques to bring forth meaningful stitches and marks onto fabric. Prepare to enjoy free-form doodling, walking, listening to music, and use basic sewing techniques to delve into your own hand-stitching practice. Students are encouraged to bring a small sampling (2-4) of their own stitched items to share with the group

Must know a few basic stitches. At the minimum: Running stitch. 

If you want to do other stitches please practiced several weeks BEFORE the workshop, for example: French knot and Stem stitch. Both of these simple stitches are nice, but do require a little practice and need more time than what is covered in class.

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Jul
14
12:30 PM12:30

2019 Lakewood, Ohio. Stitching a Poetic Line

The act of hand-stitching can be a meditative activity and allows one to engage in a rhythmic and powerful state of being. Join me at River Colors Studio as we stitch free-flowing lines using thread and a variety of gentle fabrics to create small artworks in response to personal joyful memories or short stories.
Please call 1-216-228-9276 or email cheers@rivercolors.com

For pricing and details.

You will work with and take home the following

 Selection of small bits of linen and cotton fabrics

6” german-made wood embroidery hoop

Hiroshima embroidery needles

Variety of embroidery floss

Pencil and drawing paper 

Must know a few basic stitches. At the minimum: Running stitch. 

If you want to do other stitches please practiced several weeks BEFORE the workshop, for example: French knot and Stem stitch. Both of these simple stitches are nice, but do require a little practice and need more time than what is covered in class.

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Jun
14
to Jun 16

2019 Petoskey, Michigan: Discovering a Mindful Stitching Practice

  • Crooked Tree Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Crooked Tree Arts Center

Please see link to learn more and enroll HERE


In this 3-day workshop, participants will rely on their own intuition to work freely, learning to trace relationships between what they see and think and the marks they make on paper—and in stitch.

Must know a few basic stitches. At the minimum: Running stitch. 

If you want to do other stitches please practiced several weeks BEFORE the workshop, for example: French knot and Stem stitch. Both of these simple stitches are nice, but do require a little practice and need more time than what is covered in class.

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March 30, 2019 Cleveland Heights, Ohio: Stitching a Poetic Line
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

March 30, 2019 Cleveland Heights, Ohio: Stitching a Poetic Line

Two small stories. These are each 4” x 4” inches and are samples of what I made while listening to a story.

The act of hand-stitching is meditative and allows one to engage in a rhythmic and powerful state of being. Join mer as we stitch free-flowing lines using thread and a variety of gentle fabrics to create small artworks in response to poetry and prose read aloud while we stitch. 

Fee: $85/person for instruction and supplies
Some basic sewing skills required.
Registration required by Wednesday, March 27.

To register, stop by the store, call (216) 791-2665,
or email Appletree Books at 
info@appletree-books.com.

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Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Second Offering!!! 2019 Cleveland, Ohio, Meditative Hand Stitching

Location: Bolt & Spool

Start the new year with a luxurious morning of mindful and meditative hand-stitching. 

Join like-minded creatives at Bolt & Spool as I’ll guide you through a morning of exercises to engage with slow hand stitching in a meaningful and contemplative manner. This may include music, doodling and just exploring the simple beauty of thread stitched marks and lines on linen.

You will work with and take home the following:

  • Two 10" squares of Merchant & Mills European Linen

  • One vial of Tulip Hiroshima embroidery needles

  • Several meters of Soie d'Alger silk embroidery floss in muted tones pre-sorted on a thread drop

  • One 6" German polished beechwood embroidery hoop

  • One pair of petite stainless steel embroidery scissors

  • One "Ultimate Marking Pencil"

  • One A5 blank wirebound notebook and pencil

  • Three hours with Christine Mauersberger (but you can't take her home)

  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a selection of morning treats.

  • Maximum class size is 10.

  • Cost $95. 

Must know a few basic stitches. At the minimum: Running stitch. 

If you want to do other stitches please practiced several weeks BEFORE the workshop, for example: French knot and Stem stitch. Both of these simple stitches are nice, but do require a little practice and need more time than what is covered in class.

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Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Cleveland, Ohio, Meditative Hand Stitching

Location: Bolt & Spool

Start the new year with a luxurious morning of mindful and meditative hand-stitching. 

Join like-minded creatives at Bolt & Spool as I’ll guide you through a morning of exercises to engage with slow hand stitching in a meaningful and contemplative manner. This may include music, doodling and just exploring the simple beauty of thread stitched marks and lines on linen.

You will work with and take home the following:

  • Two 10" squares of Merchant & Mills European Linen

  • One vial of Tulip Hiroshima embroidery needles

  • Several meters of Soie d'Alger silk embroidery floss in muted tones pre-sorted on a thread drop

  • One 6" German polished beechwood embroidery hoop

  • One pair of petite stainless steel embroidery scissors

  • One "Ultimate Marking Pencil"

  • One A5 blank wirebound notebook and pencil

  • Three hours with Christine Mauersberger (but you can't take her home)

  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a selection of morning treats.

  • Maximum class size is 10.

  • Cost $95. 

Must know a few basic stitches. At the minimum: Running stitch. 

If you want to do other stitches please practiced several weeks BEFORE the workshop, for example: French knot and Stem stitch. Both of these simple stitches are nice, but do require a little practice and need more time than what is covered in class.

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Oct
26
to Oct 28

2018 Auburn, NY: Discovering A Mindful Stitching Practice

Location: Schweinfurth Art Center

Taking place during the opening weekend for Quilts=Art=Quilts. 
Please CLICK HERE, then scroll down the page to find my class, read about the fees, and enroll. I hope to see you!


In this two-day workshop, participants will rely on their own intuition to work freely, learning to trace relationships between what they see and think and the marks they make on paper—and in stitch.

Must know a few basic stitches. At the minimum: Running stitch. 

If you want to do other stitches please practiced several weeks BEFORE the workshop, for example: French knot and Stem stitch. Both of these simple stitches are nice, but do require a little practice and need more time than what is covered in class.

Blue Water
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2018 Whidbey Island: Spontaneous Hand Stitching
Oct
4
to Oct 5

2018 Whidbey Island: Spontaneous Hand Stitching

  • Pacific Northwest Art School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Pacific Northwest Art School

In this two-day workshop I will guide students through exercises for spontaneous hand-stitched work. Students will rely on their own intuition to work freely, learning to trace relationships between what they see and think and the marks they make on paper—and in stitch.

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Jul
9
to Jul 29

Cleveland, Ohio: CAN TRIENNIAL

Poisonous Beauty

Each summer, fertilizers run off farms near western Lake Erie allowing brilliant shades of toxic green algae to bloom and choke our waters and wildlife. Satellite photographs of the Lake reveal this growth of poisonous beauty. My work asks you to confront this problem and take action.

Image of Algal Blooms in Lake Erie.   

Image of Algal Blooms in Lake Erie.

 

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2018 - SWITZERLAND: Discovering a Mindful Stitching Practice
Apr
12
to Apr 15

2018 - SWITZERLAND: Discovering a Mindful Stitching Practice

Organized by Marlis Egger from Texartacademy in Switzerland.
Link to enrollment
You will be guided through exercises to translate what you see, think, or dream into hand stitched work. The workshop has been designed with the textile artist in mind.

This seminar takes place in Mugena, (Alto Malcantone) in Switzerland. 
 

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2018 Florida: The Intuitive Stitch
Mar
6
to Mar 8

2018 Florida: The Intuitive Stitch

Location: Ayafiberstudio

The class begins by focusing on how we can use free-form drawing to open our minds to our creative selves. The exercises help us to see in new ways and free us from restrictive thoughts. The exercises will flow from drawing to the creation of individual, small, hand-stitched works. We draw in the form of intuitive doodling on paper and translate those marks in stitch.

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2018 Cleveland, Ohio: VALENTINE'S DAY Alcohol Inks and Alcoholic Drinks
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Cleveland, Ohio: VALENTINE'S DAY Alcohol Inks and Alcoholic Drinks

Wednesday, Feb. 14
6 - 8:30pm

Join us for an enchanting evening at the Botanical Garden. Enjoy up to two glasses of red wine as you learn how to use luminous and colorful fast-drying transparent alcohol inks on paper to create orchid-inspired small paintings. Cafe bar available for purchase of additional drinks.

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2018 Cleveland, Ohio: Interpreting Orchid Mania with Alcohol Inks
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

2018 Cleveland, Ohio: Interpreting Orchid Mania with Alcohol Inks

Join me on February 3 from 10-4 pm at the Cleveland Botanical Garden Holden Forests & Gardens for a fun-filled day to play with alcohol inks. 
We will take inspiration from the ORCHID MANIA exhibit we will use fast-drying transparent alcohol inks on a variety of surfaces to create our own floral paintings. The luminous inks are easy to use for a day filled with color and excitement.
All supplies will be provided in the cost of the class.

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