Friday, June 24, 2022
Symposium Kick-Off Event!
In this workshop I’ll show you how to make cord bowls. The technique is simple and the possibilities are endless. Using this basic method you can make baskets, coasters, plate chargers, hot mats, table runners, rugs and bags. We will cover a simple bowl, using yarn in your bowl, decorate with fabric and a special effect. All you need is some cotton cord and a basic sewing machine
Let’s make Sunflowers
Let's create a beautiful vase of sunflowers that will brighten any decor. Created with Paverpol, they are safe to adorn your outdoor decor too!
Learn How to Needle Felt a Cute Fox
Felting may look tricky, but I promise it’s not! Learn to needle felt an adorable fox in this easy-to-follow beginner class. Once you get the hang of using the barbed needle to bunch up the wool fibers, you’ll transform fluffy sheep’s wool into a whimsical fox. Let’s get poking!
Embellish your story
Students will create a 5x7 sewn wall hanging using different elements of stitch, appliqué, and embellishing.
They will learn:
- How to tell their story in an interesting way
- How to create a quilt sandwich
- Learn and experiment with different embroidery stitches
- Color importance and putting fabrics together
- Embellishing with found objects
- Embellishing with beads
- Explore with different stitching techniques
Saturday, June 25th, 2022
Make a pet with textile and Paverpol
In this class, I'll show you how to make a sweet little poodle using wire, foil, masking tape and some Paverpol products. I'll show how to shape the body, the products sued to make the smooth parts and the technique for making all the floof. Join me, this is going to be fun.
As a bonus, I'll show you how to make an adorable little Scottish terrier. What could be more fun than that?
Making fabric from crumbs and scraps
This class is about creating luxurius fabric using tiny crumbs and scrap pieces. You will find out that nothing is useless and even the smaller pieces of fabric, cords, yarns, laces and so on, can be used to create fabulus new fabrics. Glass beads and other decorative materials are also present. Bonus video for those who will purchase the event will show you that just yarns, wool, lace, cords, ribbons etc can also create beautiful fabrics!
Muppet Fleece and Beyond: A Guide to Puppet Fabrics
Join award-winning puppet maker Barry Gordemer as he demonstrates four of the most popular fabrics for making puppets. He'll show why each fabric is effective for creating smooth, seamless puppet faces. He'll talk about the pros and cons of each material and also demonstrate the types of stitches the work best for each fabric.
Sunday, June 26th, 2022
How to make and sculpt a faux fur teddy bear
In this workshop I will demonstrate how to make and sculpt a teddy bear. I will focus on the needle sculpting of the face, the scissor sculpting of the fur around the nose. I would like to include the correct technique of cutting fur, which stitches work best for each part of the bear and some helpful hints I've come across when making bears.
Moongazing 3D hare on a hoop
We will be using original artwork created especially for us by Katrina Jane Art to make our very own unique moon gazing hares.
We will needle felt onto flat felt but make the head of the hare 3D so that we can then needle felt it all together making a beautiful picture. We will frame it in a 7" embroidery hoop so that you can hang it up for all to enjoy and admire.
Shibori with patchwork
In this second Shibori course on Curious Mondo, we’ll learn how to dye our own exclusive fabrics to create exclusive patchwork blocks. These will be ideal for quilts making them very unique and beautiful.
Monday, June 27th, 2022
Don't be "Chicken" to Paint on Fabric
The project will be drawing, transferring to cloth, painting with inks, and quilting a small chicken (or chickens) fiber art wall hanging.
Applique Floral Potholder
Make charming appliqué flowers on four potholders. It's easier than you might think, and they are so cute when you're finished!
Nature’s Beautiful Blues
An indigo dyeing workshop to create fabrics using natural indigo and various tie dye, shibori and similar techniques. The project will conclude with making a scarf or cushion cover depending on the fabric used.
3D Mold Making
Have you ever wanted to make a replica of a face, or an intricate texture and use it over and over in your art? After taking my class you will learn about different mold products and several different methods of making a detailed replica to incorporate into your art. It is sure to bring your art to the next level. Admit one ticket, and enjoy the ride, at “Mixed Media Fun House” with Kristen Penrod, award winning 3D artist.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Japanese Rice Bag
Explore creative ways to incorporate different crafts into a decorative and functional drawstring sack based on a traditional Japanese Rice Bag. Carolyn Chen will demonstrate construction of a basic bag on a sewing machine. She’ll also teach methods of adding pockets. She doesn’t stop there! She’ll share tips on constructing bags made from materials and techniques taught by fellow Curious Mondo instructors. This is a great project for using crafting samples, experiments and surface embellishments. In addition to garment and upholstery fabrics, the class has bags made from loom projects (rigid heddle and pin looms), kumihimo Braids, and quilt blocks.
During the workshop, Participants will have the opportunity to learn how
- To use needles to attach wool to a canvas
- To create their own landscape
- To accentuate the composition with the use of different colours of wool.
Tina Christensen Parman
Meet and Greet with the Artist via Chat at 3PM MDT!
Learn to spin with feathers
We will be learning how to spin feathers into your yarn. Feathers are a great add ins and make a wonderful yarn. Feathers come in so many colors and shapes , you can buy them or collect them when you walk and travel. I have 3 chickens and I save their feathers to make great yarn.
We are going to create a necklace with silk cocoons, yarn and beads. Our workshop consists of 3 stages
- Preparation of the cord, which is the base of our necklace
- Decorations: shaping flowers and making additional decorative elements
- Assembly: putting it all together and finalize our necklace, thus creating a beautiful and colorful composition to wear.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Pockets, Pouches and Purses
Learn to weave a small bag on a DIY cardboard loom, using yarn and string that you probably have on hand.
Learn to make a rope with tools you have at home.
A rope makes a great handle for your pouch, but also can be used as a belt, curtain tie-back, neck piece, bracelet, and on, and on.
Quilted and Embellished Fabric Vessels
How to create Needle felted Mandalas
Discover, step by step, the creative process to bring beautiful MANDALAS to life with different designs, giving them movement, expressiveness and intentionality, just with the touch of a felting needle.
Easy, relaxing and accompanied by me throughout the process. While creating Mandalas you will discover essential felting techniques, which you can apply in different felting projects.
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
How to swatch and prepare for a project
Learn how to knit a swatch for your upcoming projects! The course will cover different types of fibers, how to determine the best fiber to use for your project, and how to determine weight of a yarn. This course will also teach you how to make a swatch, measure gauge, and basic blocking techniques. This is the perfect course to take your knitting knowledge to the next level!
Let’s make a beautiful pair of dimensional mandala bead-embroidery earrings!
In this class, you will learn several bead-embroidery stitches that we are going to use to make a beautiful pair of mandala earrings. We will also use colorful seed beads and an eye-catching cabochon. You’ll learn how to make fringes that you can use to add more interest to any bead-embroidered focals that you can turn into earrings or pendants. You’ll learn to add a backing to the bead-embroidered pieces and have a nice looking piece from the front and from the back as well.
Friday, July 1st, 2022
Mixed-Media Embroidered Coral Reef
Learn how to create your own unique coral reef using conventional and unconventional materials. Explore the process to become confident in your ability to design your own underwater garden. I’ll show you how to apply layers and depth using fabrics, fibers, beads and stitches. I’ll share options to use to make your own one-of-a-kind mixed-media art piece.
Meet and Greet with the Artist via Chat at 1PM MDT!
Expressive I-Cord necklace with buttons
In this class we will make and use I-cord to create a beautiful colorful collar. We will use colorful buttons and beads to add texture and interest to the necklace. The technique used is simple and easy to learn. We allow each piece to be individualized by the creator. Come make a beautiful necklace and then create your own design.
Australian Felted Vessel Pod
Wet Felted 3D collection of pieces to create a seed pod.
Join us as Tara Mann demonstrates how to create these beautiful and elegant wet felted pieces! She will take you through each ornate detail from start to finish, the finer points for both the carrier vessel and including how to create the gumnuts. Enhance your interior with this long-lasting and stunning piece.
Make a piece of art from a small pair of denim overall/farmer pants with shoes, so that your piece of art will stand up on it’s own. You will then add your silk flowers or greenery you have arranged to your liking inside the neck and arm area. You will learn how to process the materials to make your piece of art spectacular.