Laura Smith

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EGA GCC Embroidery with Mixed Media is on Lightning Rounds until Feb 1, 2019..   

 

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The Spring 2019 events below are now open for registration.

 

Great Lakes Region Seminar 2019 Stitched to the Nines

April 5 - 9 at The Henry, Dearborn, Michigan     Hosted by Monguagon Chapter EGA

Regular registration until Dec 31, 2018. $50 late fee for registration Jan 1 - Feb 1, 2019.

 

GLR 2019 Info

 

 

Blue Ridge Harmony, a 2 day class for all levels Sat - Sun April 6 -7 at GLR Seminar 2019

You can copy my design or... do you have a photo that you've always wanted to make in embroidery? In this class, you can. You even have a consultation (or several) before class if you are creating your own design. Learn to create custom colored cotton gauze to punch up texture. Colorwash the scene with sheers cut with a heat tool to add shine or mist. A Class Treasure Chest of fabrics, hand and machine stitching threads gives you the full range of color choices. Additional materials include acrylic paint, gel media, bonding web, Angelina fibers and film, and a smorgasbord of hand stitching threads. Optional free machine embroidery.

 

 

 

Batik to Stitch, a 2 day class for all levels Mon-Tue, Apr 8-9 at GLR Seminar

 Learn to create batik fabric images and then stitch them using surface embroidery stitches. Embellishments include beads, metallic threads, hand dyed gauze and lace, fruit mesh, and other items to tickle your fancy in a full range of colors. My Butterflies are embellished with needlewoven heads, beaded bodies, and couched edging.  Irises are embellished with painted gauze and lace, lazy daisy centers, and beads. Turtles are couched in gold. You have a choice of images AND you can choose more than one: butterfly, irises, dragonfly, sea turtle, square geometric, and gecko. Most students will have time to make two to four pieces.

 

 

South Central Region Seminar 2019

Hosted by Bella Vista EGA on Thu, June 20 - Sat, June 22, 2019 at the Embassy Suites, Rogers, AR

Batik to Stitch and Strut Your Stuff, a NEW one day class. Registration closes April 1, 2019.

 

SCR 2019 Info

 

 

 

Batik to Stitch, a 2 day class for all levels Thu, June 20 - Fri, June 21 at SCR 2019

 Learn to create batik fabric images and then stitch them using surface embroidery stitches. Embellishments include beads, metallic threads, hand dyed gauze and lace, fruit mesh, and other items to tickle your fancy in a full range of colors. My Butterflies are embellished with needlewoven heads, beaded bodies, and couched edging.  Irises are embellished with painted gauze and lace, lazy daisy centers, and beads. Turtles are couched in gold. You have a choice of images AND you can choose more than one: butterfly, irises, dragonfly, sea turtle, square geometric, and gecko. Most students will have time to make two to four pieces.

 

 

 

Strut Your Stuff: Blue Ribbon Tips for Embroidery Exhibits, Sat, June 22 at SCR 2019

Someone out there will love your embroidery! This course will teach you how to find exhibition opportunities, adhere to requirements, set a pace for preparations, write the {dreaded} artist statement, and protect your work when mailing it. Learn to recognize valid critiques and find the nugget of learning. Go behind the scenes to see how exhibits are planned, set up, and returned. This class is relevant if you would like to enter local, regional, or national exhibitions, participate in EGA’s Challenge or Challenge with a Twist or a Master Craftsman Program, enter other EGA exhibits and awards, teach, or submit work to jury into EGA Fiber Forum.  As a former director of an arts center and an actively exhibiting embroidery artist, Laura can tell you all the secrets.

 

 

    Sun Region Seminar 2019 - wait list only!

May 3 - 5 at the Sheraton Orlando North, Maitland, FL (fly into Orlando)

Regular registration open until Jan 19, 2019

SUN 2019 Info

 

 

Salt Marsh, a Two Day Class for All Levels

Develop color confidence with paint and stitches as you capture the peaceful atmosphere of the salt marsh, a cradle of birth for many creatures. You'll learn to paint the design on silk using the Serti technique. Resist protects white areas first and then is washed away after painting. Textural contrast develops between the smooth painted sky and water and the rough stitched grasses.  Subtle color concepts include perspective, value contrast, temperature contrast, and the use of color passages to unify the design.

 

Three Unique EGA Correspondence Courses

For Your Chapter or as an Individual in EGA’s Quarterly Lightning Rounds

 

Taming the Stash Monster          Mark & Paint Canvas & Fabric           Embroidery with Mixed Media

                                    

 
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