Barbara Shapel Contemporary Fiber Artist
Contemporary Fiber Artist
Thread Duets-Painting with Thread
Lecture and Trunk Show Wednesday, June 1 6-8pm
Salmon Migration June 2-4 9-4pm
Alaskan Birch Trees June 5-7 9-4pm
I am in awe of Mother Nature and the natural world. My most recent works reflect my love of nature and the physical world in which we all live. I try, through the use of light, line, color, and texture, to portray nature in such a way as to invite the viewer to look closer at a subject that they might have taken for granted before.
The creation of surface texture is achieved through the use of a variety of threads and thread color. Most of my work features densely quilted patterns which are achieved with little or no marking done on the surface of the quilt. It is like drawing with an electric needle instead of a pencil. I am often amazed at people who judge something based on what it looks like on the surface.
I started creating two-sided fiber art pieces for those individuals who want to look deeper. I don't want the back to look completely different from the front, but rather offer a different perspective of the same piece. One needs to look at both sides of my quilts in order to see everything that is there. All students will be working from the same pattern to learn the technique of Thread Duets.
Two workshops are available. Each workshop is $375 or take both for only $700 (save $50). The lecture & trunk show is free if you have signed up for a workshop or $15 by itself.
Workshop fee includes the following:
Catered Lunch by Arlene
Optional use of a Bernina sewing machine
Lecture and Trunk show on Wednesday
Gift bag full of goodies from SLH
15% discount on your class supplies
Ohh, this is going to be FUN!
Maximum 20 participants.
Salmon Migration supply list click here
Alaskan Birch Tree supply list click here