Workshops

A complete listing of all  fiber art workshops taught by April SprouleThe love of learning and in turn being given the opportunity to share what I have learned is one of the most important elements of what I do. It is always a mutually beneficial experience as my students often come up with ideas I never could have imagined. I teach workshops for all levels; from beginning to advanced.

This is a downloadable  listing of all the workshops I offer along with my fees and conditions.

 

Jul 21 2018 - 10:00am
Sproule Studios
358 Main Street
Fortuna, CA 95540
$235.00
Level: 
All Skill Levels are Welcome
     Join us for two entire days of pure, joyful, unbridled creativity where we take existing garments and transform them into new treasures. The focus will be on examining the fit, and exploring the possibilities each garment presents. We will alter the garment as needed, and begin playing with paint and hand stitching to see what we can conjure up from our bag of tricks.
      Bring a sewing machine if you want to machine stitch your garment, but you won’t even need that if you are content to hand stitch your seams. The main thing you will need...
Aug 18 2018 - 10:00am
$75.00
Level: 
All L:evels

   In this fun and innovative workshop you will learn to free motion quilt feather and fern patterns to use in a variety of ways in your quilting projects. You should know the basics of machine
quilting, but you need not have taken any of the previous workshops to participate.
   Patterns will be provided in class for numerous design options, but you will also learn fool proof methods for creating your own designs. We will cover traditional feather designs, but
we will also create some more contemporary designs. And, several different machine...

Aug 25 2018 - 10:00am
Sproule Studios
358 Main Street
Fortuna, CA 95540
$75.00
Level: 
All Levels

  Many of us learned to embroider from our grandmothers, as did I. But these days ,we have many inexpensive tools and resources available that make the process even more simple and enjoyable.
  This type of hand embroidery is very easy to learn as we cover fabric selection, marking tools, and many useful tips and techniques. We will also cover how to choose the right type of embroidery stitches and thread types for different applications. Detailed instruction will be given on how to create a variety of stitches.
   Fun, enjoyable, and rewarding, this work lends...

Sep 8 2018 - 10:00am
Arcata Community Center
321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Arcata, CA 95521
Entry Fee Unknown
Level: 
N/A

I have been invited to be the Featured Artist for the 2018 Natural Fiber Fair which is held annually in Arcata, CA. This is a wonderful event with incredible vendors, amazing workshops, and really great food.

It is always a wonderful venue filled with light, color, and lots of enthusiastic attendees and students.

Oct 19 2018 - 10:00am
1455 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 94504
$170.00
Level: 
All

Block printing on fabric is a perfect way to create beautiful handmade items with your own
personal flair. This is a very easy technique to learn that lends itself well to very simple as well as more
complex designs.
In this class, you will learn to create and transfer a design, carve a block, and print your own
fabric with a design of your choice. Designs will be provided for your selection, but you are welcome
to use an original design of your own as well.
Instructions for an optional tote bag project will be provided if you would like to make something
with your...

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