Embroidery with Mixed Media with Laura Smith

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Embroidery with Mixed Media

Learn to work with new mixed media materials

Study the amazing possibilities of four cool “new” mixed media materials on our Group Correspondence Course Embroidery with Mixed Media. Learn to work with soluble fabric, DuPont ™Tyvek®, Angelina® fibers and film, and acrylic gel media. These materials have many expressive qualities that extend the possibilities for embroidered designs. To add color, acrylic paint is used. Powdered pigments and Shiva Artist’s Paintstiks® are optional colorants. Bo-Nash Bonding Agent 007® and its pressing sheet are used to fuse Angelina fibers. Tools covered in the course include an iron, silicone pressing sheet, and three optional tools: the embossing tool, mini iron and steamless iron.

A top priority is to learn about safely requirements. These are discussed within the text and also summarized in an appendix. Other appendices give design ideas, sources for materials and tools, and information on color mixing. There are many additional mixed media materials in use today that are beyond the scope of this course. Only the materials mentioned above are covered.

More about Embroidery with Mixed Media

  • Class Details

    Project: Samples or finished embroideries that incorporate fabric created using soluble stabilizer; Tyvek that has been worked with heat; three forms of Angelina (straight cut, crimped cut and film) made into fabric or worked with heat to shape them; two acrylic gel transfers and a small gel-coated embroidery
    Size: Student’s choice
    Fabric: Student’s choice
    Threads: Student’s choice
    Colors: Student’s choice
    Proficiency Level: All
    Prerequisites: None
    Time: One short preliminary meeting to gather supplies, four working meetings, and one short turn-in meeting
    Fee per group: $200
    Text: $39 per student, 72 pages comb-bound with numerous color photographs; will serve as a reference for future work
    Supplies (approximate): $30; groups are encouraged to share supply expenses

  • About teacher Laura Smith

    Laura Smith is an embroidery innovator, nationally known designer, and process style teacher. She is consultant for EGA Challenge 2016 and past Chairman of Fiber Forum (2011-2015), a juried group of original designers within EGA. She holds the EGA Master Craftsman in Color and has served as chair for the Master Craftsman in Color Program since 2006. As a former director of an arts center, her education includes an MBA and undergraduate degree in chemistry. Her website is www.Stitch4Fun.com

  • More about our Group Correspondence Courses and GCC Lightning Rounds

    Visit our Group Correspondence Courses page for the registration form and for more information on how our GCCs work.

    Our GCC Lightning Rounds are three or four of our Group Correspondence Courses that have been hand-picked by our Education Department and made available for individual EGA members to register without a group for a limited time. Visit our GCC Lightning Rounds page to see which courses are available this quarter!

     There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.