Fiber Arts (four-session online workshop)

If you have been curious about fiber arts or are ready to dip your fingers back into fabric and thread, join us for this sampler of fiber techniques. We will try out surface design such as painting and dyeing fabric, fabric collage or piecing, simple embroidery, and soft sculpture construction. Fiber enthusiasts of all levels are welcome to get creative each week with skills and materials that will build into a final project.

Special notes:
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. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Required supplies:

  • 1-2 yards of plain, white cotton muslin or broadcloth

  • Assorted fabric scraps

  • One or more colors of dynaflow fabric paint

  • Paint brush

  • One color of procion mx fiber reactive dye and 1 small packet of soda ash (can dye with turmeric if you want something chemical-free to dye with)

  • Embroidery hoop

  • Glass jar or plastic container

  • Rubber bands

  • Scissors

  • Sewing thread

  • Embroidery needle

  • Embroidery floss or perle cotton thread

  • Mistyfuse fusible web optional but useful

  • Sewing machine and iron optional but useful