Jan 4 2024 - Jan 4 2024

September 22 Create a Hand Stitched Pendant or Pouch

Date
  • Jan 4 2024 - Jan 4 2024

Location

Join Carrie Vidal & Vanessa Staples for series of five FREE workshops designed for beginners with no previous experience in textiles, where individuals and families can explore their creativity and experiment with new mediums in a safe and supportive environment. These workshops will be held from September through December and are made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County.

Hand-stitched Pendant or Pouch 

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place:  Pacific Textile Arts Classroom
Tuition:  Free, reserve your space now.
Maximum number of students: 20

This FREE class is for people ages 10 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn the traditional art of hand stitching. In this workshop, we will create a mini pendant or pouch from scraps of up-cycled fabrics. In order to personalize this intuitive stitching project, participants will learn about different types of threads, needles, and fabrics. Each participant will leave with their own basic sewing kit so they can continue their work at home. Come, have fun and learn this meditative way of stitching!

Register online or show up at the door.  Your space is guaranteed if you register online.

 REGISTER HERE

Future Classes in this Series:

Pocket Altars or Talismans

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2024
Time: 1 9:30-12:00 pm followed by an open studio from 12:00-1:00 pm
Place:  Pacific Textile Arts Classroom
Tuition:  Free, reserve your space now.
Maximum number of students: 20

This FREE class is for people ages 10 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall is a time when many cultures celebrate ancestors and departed loved ones, and magic is in the air. Altars have long been used as a way to honor special people in our lives. Similarly, talismans have been part of every tradition to keep magic, health, or special inspiration close. They are believed to provide hope and encouragement through difficult times, or bring good luck. In this workshop you will learn how to make your own pocket-sized altar or talisman incorporating pictures of a loved one, a favorite sacred spirit, or images that simply calm or inspire you. We will learn basic embroidery stitches to embellish our work. Each participant will leave with their own basic sewing kit so they can continue their work at home. Participants are encouraged to bring mementos such as pictures and other small, meaningful items to personalize their altar.

 REGISTER HERE

Visible Mending Techniques 

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2024
Time: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Place:  Pacific Textile Arts Classroom
Tuition:  Free, reserve your space now.
Maximum Number of Students: 20

This FREE class is for people ages 10 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Do you have a favorite shirt or pair of jeans that need mending or strengthening? In this hands-on textile workshop, we will explore several techniques for giving new life to your favorite garments and household textiles. Mending can be a creative and meditative practice. Slow stitching gives us a chance to relax, quiet our minds, and connect with our clothes in a different way. We treat them less as disposable items and more like something to be cared for, reflecting the journey they’ve traveled with us. Each participant will leave with their own basic sewing kit so they can continue their work at home. Bring an item or two of clothing to mend, or practice on fabric we provide.

 REGISTER HERE

Holiday Craft Bonanza!
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2024
Time: 9:30am -1:00pm
Place:  Pacific Textile Arts Classroom
Tuition:  Free, reserve your space now.
Maximum Number of Students: 20
This FREE class is for people ages 10 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Celebrate the season by creating your own holiday crafts and gifts! This workshop will be run a bit differently than previous sessions. We will have multiple stations run by helpers who can direct and instruct you as you choose one or several simple crafts to complete. 

 REGISTER HERE
BIOS:

Carrie Vidal, Art educator
Carrie Vidal is passionate about the idea that we are all artists. As an artist, teacher and psychotherapist, she blends her love of art making with her knowledge of psychology and the importance of creativity on our overall well-being. She works primarily with collage and mixed -media. Her love of textiles and stitching began as a little girl with a box of fabric scraps given to her by her mother. She lives on the Mendocino Coast with her husband and two daughters.

Vanessa Staples, Artist and Educator
Vanessa is an artist, maker and teacher with a soft spot for natural fibers and textiles. She knits, weaves, sews, embroiders and mends, and always travels with a project in her purse. A lover of the stories that vintage items hold, she uses found objects to inspire her work. Vanessa finds comfort in the process of creating and is excited about holding space for others to do the same.

Tuesday 1-4pm
Wednesday 10:30am-noon
Thursday 1-4pm
Saturday: 11am-1pm
& by appointment
707-409-6811

450 Alger St. Fort Bragg CA 95437 707-409-6811