February 10-11, 2018 Kayla Kennington

Lecture: Creative Elegance and Personal Style

 

Blending far-out creativity & down to earth practicality is the challenge of every designer. Whether you’re creating an “over-the-top showpiece” or making original garments for your personal wardrobe, or a quilt or surface design project; you’ll want your own flavor of design to shine right along with your excellence of workmanship. Kayla will discuss the dance of using your bold and playful imagination while maintaining impeccable construction techniques. Find out Kayla’s tricks for defining a projects parameters and making the best design decisions as your one-of-a-kind piece progresses step-by-step to artistic refinement. Slides of projects from the sketch & supplies stage to the finished project are filled with inspirational surprises. On display will be Kayla’s Crème de la Crème Bernina Fashion Showpieces as well as her easy and elegant silk art-to-wear garments and innovative art quilts. Kayla is sure to send you off feeling fully inspired and ready to take that next step on your own path of creativity and signature style.

 

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door

 

Saturday Workshop: Treasured Fabric Pieces

 

Combine your Treasured Fabric Bits and/or create an abstract fabric collage to embellish a silk printed image, create your own signature colorful garment or accessory.  You can also learn the fine art of the exquisite roll-hem edge and will be able to use this technique on many projects to come.  Creativity, color decisions and techniques will all be explored in this workshop.  Kayla will bring many samples of her innovative techniques for inspiration.

 

Multipurpose Room – M-50

1:30 to 5:00 PM   3.5 hour workshop

Class size: 20 students

$55 members, $70 guests  Kayla Sat 2018 supply list.docx

  

 

Sunday workshop:   Make a Tunic or Two

 

Make a Tunic or Two:  Come sew along with Kayla using Vogue Pattern 9188.  Kayla will share her tricks as your one-of-a-kind piece progresses step-by-step to fit and artistic refinement. Impeccable construction techniques will be presented as well as playful creativity & down to earth practicality. This will be a fun class all day with a master wearable artist!

 

Location: 

The Terraces of Los Gatos, 800 Blossom Hill Road,

Board room, Second Floor, Main Bldg, Los Gatos, CA.

10:00 to 4:30 PM   6 1/2 hour workshop

Class size: 18 students

$85 members, $100 guests     Kayla Sunday 2018 supply list.docx

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November 10, 2018 Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Lecture:   Influence and Inspiration

 

Ana Lisa will give a power point presentation sharing the sources of her innovative approach to the Japanese tradition of shibori.  She will share her journey as a designer of art wear to the creation of studio art quilts, and most recently, the making of indigo dyed paper installations.

She will include slides of her trips to China, Oaxaca, and Madagascar that have inspired new investigations.

A trunk show of scarves and jackets will follow her lecture.

 

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door   

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Workshop:   Itajime Shibori

 

Itajime or folding and clamping is a simple process with infinite possibilities.

Students will make a series of bold graphic designs on sample fabrics and a scarf using silk acid dyes.  Ana Lisa will bring some carved clamps with a decorative maze cut into the blocks to channel the dyes. This technique is called Kyokechi and she will bring samples of Japanese and Chinese clamped fabric as well as examples of her own work.

 

 

Multipurpose Room – M-50

1:30 to 5:30 PM   4 hour workshop  

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Class size: 20 students

$55 members, $70 guests  

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September 8-9, 2018 Rachel Clark

Lecture:   Not Another Casual Coat: Why’s and How’s

 

What begin as Rachel’s “Year of the Coat” has become her decade of the coat. She will share with you the Why’s and How’s she began this journey of creating coats that tells stories, celebrate events and documents fabric collections. She will be showing some of her most recent garment as well as some of her old favorites.

 

Roosevelt Room – Q-80    

Free for members; $5 guests at door

 

Saturday Workshop:   Fast Seminole Piecing

 

Students will be creating units that are made from long strips, and then sewn together, cut and remade into patchwork patterns. I will begin with simple pattern and progress to more complex patterns that builds on your developing skills. The strips will be suitable to be used in a small quilt, wall hanging or garment. Please note: this class will focus on Seminole techniques, as opposed to Seminole piecing and is suitable for experienced beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers.

 

Multipurpose Room – M-50   

1:30 to 5:00pm, 3 ½ hour class

Maximum number of students:  20

$55 members, $70 guests  

Kit Fee:  $10.00

 

Sunday workshop:   Sewing for the Body and the Soul

 

In this workshop students will begin to create a garment that will “speak” for them.  Using a traditional or contemporary pattern students will be encouraged to create a one-of-a-kind garment that will reflect individual personality or ethnicity, that create a mood, make a social or political statement or that expresses humor.  A variety of construction and embellishment techniques will be explored.  Students will be mixing contrasting prints, colors and textures to create a personalized masterpiece.  With the addition of buttons, beads, bell baubles, braids, ribbons, molas, and/or lace each student’s garment will make a unique and individual statement. In this class students will initially focus on garment design, fabric selection and layout.  Rachel will work with students to complete the design phase and then move on to the construction of a garment.

 

California Hawaiian Mobile Home Park   

3637 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136

10:00 to 4:30 PM   6 1/2 hour workshop

Class size: 18 students

$85 members, $100 guests 

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August 11, 2018 Tobin Keller

Lecture:   Color in a New Light

 

Tobin W. Keller will present and demonstrate the glorious use of color theory as-well-as the limited palette of CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) colors, sometimes referred to as process colors.  A brief historic overview along with contemporary uses of color will help to illuminate the unlimited possibilities on fabric printing and painting.  He will also discuss his own application and experimentation with CYMK color combinations on his printed silk fabrics.

 

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door

 

Workshop:   CMYK Liquid Dyes on Silk

 

After a brief demonstration of screen printing on fabric each participant will be given a piece of white silk broadcloth (18” x 22”) to explore and experiment using CMYK liquid silk dyes.  In this guided session four screen printing stations will be set-up for each of the four colors.  Participants will be able to move freely from one station to the next playing with printed overlays of color.  All swatches will need to be steam set to make the dyes permanent.

 

Multipurpose Room – M-50

1:30 to 4:30 PM   3 hour workshop

Class size: 20 students

$55 members, $70 guests

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July 14, 2018 Potluck, Challenge, & Sew Giving

Join us for our annual July potluck meeting.  For those of you who are new to PenWAG, each July we have a potluck after the business meeting.  It’s a meeting to get to chat with others while noshing on fabulous food.  The summer challenge will also be presented.

 

The afternoon program is our Sew-Giving workshop, where attendees will create items for clients of Next Door Solutions for Domestic Violence.  More program information is included elsewhere.  Please bring your sewing machine with you to work on a project.  The Roosevelt Room will be available until 4:30 PM.

 

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door

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June 9, 2018 Mystery Meeting

All we can do is drop some hints… be sure to come to discover the solution to the mystery!

Lecture:  Color Secrets, member discussion panel

Multipurpose Room – M-50 or Q-80??

Free for members; $5 guests at door

 

Workshop:  Color, wearable art experience

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May 12, 2018 Angela Steen

Lecture: Polymer Clay, a History of Creative Fun

 

Angela will present an interesting lecture describing the creation of polymer clay in the 1930’s and its various uses over time.  Angela Steen was first introduced to the art of polymer clay when she was Program Director for PenWAG.  One of the monthly programs was Introduction to Polymer Clay taught by the late Nancy Banks.  Angela went on to take several technique polymer clay classes taught by local artist Deborah Anderson and Sarah Shriver from Santa Rosa, Ca.  She has also taken a number of technique classes online at ArtCraftEdu.com.  She is fearless in her curiosity to explore what you can do with polymer clay.

 

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door

 

 

Workshop:  Buttons, Beads and More Buttons

 

Students will learn several surface design and artistic techniques to make beautiful, customized polymer clay buttons for their favorite garments.  These techniques can also be used to make beads for innovative and personal work.

 

Activity Room – E-46

1:30 to 5:30 PM   4 hour workshop   

Class size: 15 students

$55 members, $70 guests

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April 14, 2018 Patti Zimmer

Lecture:  Wearing Your Art 

 

Patricia Zimmer creates some of the most stunningly beautiful and colorful fabric designs available on Spoonflower. She will share her artistic paper cutting and fabric fusing process that she has developed which enables her to create unique patterns and ultimately an unexpected alternative artform. She will also share successes, failures and learning experiences of owning a creative company. Garments, made from various fabrics in her fabric line, “Green Lotus Fabric Designs” will be modeled during the presentation.

 

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door

 

 

Workshop:  Designing Fabric With Art

 

Join Patricia Zimmer for a hands-on experience of creating your own exciting designs. We will look closely at Patricia’s paper patterns. There is a choice of two samples to work with. With this, learn the five step preparation process that starts with drawing, inking, painting areas that will be the front, then cutting. Next backings can be added. We will then take a look at how a completed design can be manipulated on a computer during a photoshop demonstration using simple techniques. Some techniques including changing colors, warping layers, and adding outside elements will be shown. This art can be saved as a digital file ready to be printed for art wearable materials.

 

Activity Room – E-46

1:30 to 4:30 PM   3 hour workshop

Class size: 25 students

$55 members, $70 guests

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March 10, 2018 Paul Gallo

Lecture:  Fashion History 20’s to 80’s

 

Paul Gallo is a fashion designer and artist who has been working in San Francisco for 26 years. Originally from New York, he attended the Fashion Institute of technology where he graduated as a design major. In his lecture he will be informing the group about the origins of the fashion industry and the revolution that happened from the late teens into the middle of the 20th century. He will be highlighting the clothing, trends, designers and fashionable people whose work still inspires to this day!

 

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door

 

Workshop:   Embellishing Clothing with Embroidery

 

In the afternoon workshop Paul will be illustrating on fabric and showing different ways to embroider art on clothing. He will have samples of completed work to view as he creates new work right in front of the group!

 

Adult Center – C-35

1:30 to 4:30 PM   3 hour workshop

Class size: 20 students

$55 members, $70 guests  

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December 8, 2018 Potluck, Stash Exchange, Elections

December 8 is our Holiday Potluck and Stash Extravaganza.  Not only can you increase your stash at absolute bargain prices, but you might also pick up some outfits.  Remember, this is the meeting where we elect officers for 2019.  It’s also the only meeting where there is lots of time for Show & Tell and socializing along with a fabulous potluck!

 

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door   

Room is available from 9am to 3:30PM   

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