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Sep 26

Getting Started with Fabric Collage

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at fabric collage? PGHW member, Sheryl, Kessler will be teaching a free workshop at Awbury Arboretum starting promptly at 1 pm and ending at 4 pm.

You can bring your own supplies or purchase a kit from Sheryl for $25. The kit contents are below. If you bring your own supplies, they should be the same items as are in the kit although your own needle should be a #20 or #22 sharp (not rounded point) and a needle with a smaller eye (the smallest eye to fit your thread is the easiest to use). Any small scissors will do.

Contents of Getting Started with Fabric Collage kit: 2 embroidery needles: 1 Bohin #20 or #22 & 1 Clover Gold eye needle; 10 straight pins; and 1 Snips; Kit contains the following wound onto an Embroidery Floss Card or other cardboard (you may bring a spool of thread and floss); Length of neutral sewing thread; 3 Matching colors of 6-strand floss; 1 Matching color of perle embroidery thread; Backing fabric (5 x 5 inches); Batting (5 x 5 inches) Fabric Scraps curated. Good amount for lots of choices.

Zine: Getting Started with Fabric Collage (an instructional booklet can be purchased separately for $3.50 if you bring your own supplies).

Sheryl has a BFA in Fashion Design from Philadelphia University and has had a textile practice since 1982. Her practice has included knitting (hand & machine), crochet, quilting, and (since 2016) fabric collage and embroidery. You must register below.

Handicapped parking is available, but you must let us know if you need to access it. Otherwise, park on Awbury St. or Washington Lane. Registration open to members first.


September 26
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Awbury Arboretum
6336 Ardleigh Street
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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