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Collage with Fabric Workshop

  • Aneesa Shami Studio 13040 Cerise Ave Hawthorne United States (map)

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.