Wearable Art: A Silk Journey
DECEMBER 16, DECEMBER 30, JANUARY 7 & JANUARY 14Regular price $450.00
TOTAL COST: $450
Course Fee: $350
Materials: $100 (some materials are student provided, see Supply Information below)
DATES: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 & 30, 2023 AND SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 & 14, 2024
TIME: 11:00AM - 3:00PM (December 16), 10:00AM - 5:00PM (December 30), 10:00AM - 5:00PM (January 7), 11:00AM - 3:00PM (January 14)
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Building 324C, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)
Learn how to create a silk painted wearable art coverup with Evette Allerdings! We will measure ourselves and learn a little about what designs and colorways look good on us, and then make minor fitting adjustments to everyone's patterns to customize for a bespoke look. You will paint on two yards of silk fabric and then learn how to fearlessly cut and sew your fabric into a fabulous one-of-a-kind piece. Basic sewing knowledge needed. Some experience with silk painting would be good, but beginner silk painters are welcome.
The $100 materials fee includes the following:
- Enough silk to make a coverup (1 ½-2 yds of 45”-60” silk crepe, silk twill, silk charmeuse, or devore velvet).
- Use of 3-4 colors of dye, enough to complete painting the silk.
- Use of cold wax.
- Use of a large stretching frame and stretching supples.
- Use of 70% Isopropyl alcohol in spray bottles.
- Use of Magic Sizing.
- Foam brushes in assorted sizes.
- Small bag of Saxa Salt.
- Container of glass-head silk pins.
- Two Schmetz Microtex sewing machine needles.
- 250m spool of thread.
- Hand sewing needle from Japan.
- One yard of interfacing.
- Pattern (from a choice of three different designs).
- Steaming of your silk.
Day 1: Measuring tape, pencil, and notepad.
- Day 2: Roll of paper towel and apron (or wear clothes you don't mind getting dye on).
- Day 3: Sewing machine with bobbin, measuring tape, cutting board, serrated or very sharp scissors, pencil (#2 or Sketch and Wash).
- Day 4: Sewing machine with bobbin and scissors.
After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal. Learn more
Evette Allerdings is an artist whose primary work is silk paintings, but she also sews, embroiders, beads, quilts, designs, and much more. She was born, raised, and lived in Hawaii for the majority of her life, and moved to Washington in 2018. Evette has a BS degree in Fashion Design and is a multi-award winning costumer. Always searching for the perfect fabric for a costume, Evette ventured into painting on silk in 2015 and found a new passion. She started by attempting to create the design of a vintage kimono, which was inspired by childhood memories of her grandmother dressing Evette up in the most colorful kimonos to celebrate Girl's Day. She still loves color and all her paintings are quite colorful. Evette won first place in the 2D division at the 2021 Silk Painters International Festival for her piece Solace. She also won the People's Choice Honorable Mention Award in 2022 for Goodbye Dad.
See more: Northwind Art exhibits and courses featuring Evette
Artist website: Evette Allerdings
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