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Totem of Life

Genre: Quilting
Location: Madeline Island

Totem of Life

Spaces Available

Instructor: Jane Sassaman

About This Workshop

In this workshop we will stylize some of your favorite characters in nature and arrange them into an interlacing appliquéd fabric collage, a colorful and graphic “Totem of Life”.

 Come to class with a chosen “theme” to help organize your ideas. For, example, you could pick “Autumn” as your theme. Your characters could be fall leaves, moths, chrysanthemums and a harvest moon. Or your theme could be Butterflies and Flowers, Ocean Life or even The Planets.

Then you will collect photos and prints of the characters that are candidates for your composition. From these we will stylize ( simplify and exaggerate) each object so they can be made as graphic fabric shapes for appliqué. Your composition will evolve as your shapes begin to “play off” one another.

This is a perfect way to learn my appliqué and construction techniques, but also a chance to make a uniquely personal project. This workshop is all levels, Sewing machine needed 


Workshop Details

Dates:07/10/2023 to 07/14/2023
Level:All Levels
Materials List: Download




Tuition: $0

Lodging and Meal Options: $0

Total: $0 (plus tax) - Just $25% Minimum Deposit Required

Arrival Date: 07/10/2023

Departure Date: 07/14/2023

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