Friday, June 24, 2022
Symposium Kick-Off Event!
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?
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
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!
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.
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.
Quilted and Embellished Fabric Vessels
Crazy quilt colorful fabrics in a theme of your choice on a stiffened stabilizer. Then, the fun begins as we add decorative stitching, ribbons, yarns, laces, fringes, beads, flowers, charms and lots of fun trims to each side while it's still flat. (I'll have tons to choose from, and the optional materials fee will include stabilizers, fabrics, threads and all the trims.)
Join them together, add more trims and a removable base, and voila! you have 3-D fabric art! It's a vase! It's a lampshade! It's a sculpture! It's...FUN!
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
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 EDT!
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.