4th-5th Grade: Fiber Arts with Kay Healy

Students will learn fabric surface application and sewing techniques to create fiber artwork. Classes will cover stenciling, painting, stamping, and creating resists on fabric, hand sewing techniques, and soft sculpture construction.

Special note:
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class.

Required supplies:

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Notebook for sketching/notes

  • Standard sewing needle (Embroidery needle is a good size)

  • Thread (Coats & Clark Polyester thread works well)

  • Acrylic set (primary colors, black and white recommended)

  • Plastic cups (2-3)

  • Various brushes (1/4″ – 1″)

  • Fabric: 2 yards of cotton muslin

  • Upcycled old bed sheets (white or light color), and/or smooth, non-stretchy textiles should also work

  • 1-3 T-shirts: solid lighter color or white shirts, used/old t-shirts recommended especially for experimenting

  • One piece of acetate, glossy magazine paper, or Tyvek priority mailer (available for free at post office) for stencil making

  • Polyester fiber fill (8-16 oz) or the stuffing from an old pillow

  • Newspaper or scrap paper for under project space

  • Masking tape

Optional supplies:

  • Permanent or Sharpie marker

  • Hobby knife or x-acto knife

  • Self-healing cutting mat for hobby knife or cardboard to protect table surface

  • Fabric glue

  • Fabric markers

  • Tape measure or ruler

  • 12″ Dowel

  • Dritz Knit picker