San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Appliqué is a fun way to add a personal and decorative touch to so many items–think t-shirts, tote bags, quilts, etc. In this workshop we’ll go over some quick and easy ways to approach hand appliqué. We’ll discuss fabric types, using [or not using] fusible web, where to get design inspiration, how to transfer designs to fabric, and how to stop [or incorporate] frayed edges. Several embroidery stitches and techniques for tacking down your pieces will be demonstrated as well. Basic hand sewing knowledge required.
Lisa Solomon is a mixed media artist based in the Bay Area who moonlights as a graphic designer and professor. She often questions and deconstructs the meaning of identity and personal histories through the use of mediums traditionally associated with domestic crafts. A “happa” [1/2 Japanese, 1/2 Caucasian] she feels as though hybridization is consistently at play in her work. She exhibits her work both nationally and internationally and is the author of Knot Thread Stitch – exploring creativity through embroidery and mixed media [Quarry]. Lisa shares her home with her husband, a young daughter, a bevy of pets and many many spools of thread.
When & Where
A San Francisco landmark since 1952, Britex is a must-visit for designers, sewers, do-it-yourself-ers and anyone seeking creative inspiration. The four-story, family-run store contains fabrics, laces, ribbons, notions and buttons from around the world.
With our workshops and tours, we hope to encourage our local makers to make well and be proud of their designs. It is also our goal to be a point of social connection and educational resource for San Francisco Bay Area designers, businesses and fabric lovers.