The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring the fiber art work done by the ‘Waterlilly’ Level 2 Studies in Design, Hand and Machine Stitch class from the Gail Harker Creative Studies Center during the month of September. Students from the class are Patti Olds of LaConner, WA, Nancy Drake of Anacortes, WA, Lynette Barnes of Kelowna, BC and Ruth Lane of Kalispell, MT. During the class, students use their inspirational design work to create exciting and unique portfolios and interpretations of the stitched book through the use of painted, printed and dyed fabric, threads, embellishments and a variety of mixed media techniques. Work on display will include experimental stitch samples, design sketchbooks and innovative stitched pieces or books from an original design.
|Going in Circles – Kantha Stitch – Patti Olds|
Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts is located in LaConner, Washington. Internationally known textile and fiber artist, author and educator Gail Harker has the equivalent of a Masters in textile and fiber art as well as Contemporary Embroidery, also known as Stitch. More than 2,000 artists have studied at the Center, which offers certificate and diploma programs in Design and Stitch. Several students have gone on to win national and international awards. Learn more at www.gailcreativestudies.com
|Machine Stitched Book – Lynette Barnes|
The Level 2 Studies in Design, Hand and Machine Stitch course helps students acquire further skills in design, hand and machine stitch through a series of diverse techniques including painting, printing and dyeing of fabric and threads to create a portfolio of stitched samples. Students add to samples made in Level 1 Hand and Level 1 Machine Stitch courses. This course is conducted over a period of 18 months, in six five-day sessions. The Waterlillies class completed their certificate in February, 2013 and will be displaying samples of their hand and machine stitched pieces as well as hand stitched books.
|Distorted Cross Stitch Tree – Nancy Drake|
Meet Patti, Nancy, Lynette and Ruth during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 6-9 PM. Their class work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of September.
|Print to Stitch with Tyvek – Ruth Lane|