Collage with Fabric Workshop

Saturday, June 29th from 10am to 2pm
Hawthorne Arts Complex
13040 Cerise Ave in Hawthorne, CA


Explore the surrealist nature of collage by using fabric appliqué. Collage is a great way to experiment and take risks in making art. It simulates the freedom of working in a sketchbook, but once completed, it has the finesse of a completed piece. This technique can easily lend itself to abstract and pictorial imagery alike.

I will cover a variety of sewing techniques for appliqué, including:

  • Raw edge appliqué with invisible hand-stitching

  • Traditional folded edge appliqué with hemming stitch

  • Machine sewing with raw and folded edge

  • Using stencils for cutting shapes out of fabric

The primary material in this workshop will be reclaimed fabric scraps from a local fabric design company. If you would like to bring your own fabric scraps, please feel free to do so!

Objectives for the workshop:

  • Explore sewing techniques in applique

  • Play with different ways to create movement and rhythm in a composition

  • Understanding general color theory when working with patterned fabric

  • Awareness of the importance to reuse textiles

Class fee is $60 for this four-hour workshop, and includes all materials, tools, handouts and instruction.

BYO lunch. Water and snacks will be provided.

Limited seats available.

Please contact me at if you have any questions.