Event Details


  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Nairn Mennonite Church



The use of the transparencies in textile works brings aesthetic and artistic qualities that cannot be achieved with other types of fabrics. Silk adds is own properties: natural fabric, shiny, can be dyed easily at home to get their own color palettes.

We will work with silk, organza, cheesecloth, hankies, decorative threads and hank. We will transform surfaces to create new fabrics with which to develop artistic works, clothing and accessories. We will play with overlays and transparencies to create subtle shades and glazes, layering, and two ways to create fabrics that bring us closer to contemporary lace.

These techniques can be applied to a fabric base to make quilts or bags, or without a base to emphasize the play of transparencies, such as pojagi quilts, clothing, accessories, curtains and lamps.

FULL DAY CLASS—5 hours     

SKILL LEVEL:    Intermediate / MAX # 15

Kit Fee             Sewing Machine Required


  • Sewing machine
  • Free motion quilting foot
  • Application foot (???)
  • Machine needles: 60 or 70
  • Sewing machine threads
  • Fabric scissors, mat, ruler, rotatory cutter, pins
  • Cotton batting 6x12”
  • Cotton fabric scrap 6x12”
  • Soluble interlining 18x36”
  • Fusible web 18x20”

Desedamas Kit includes:

  • Degradee hand-dyed silk organza – 2 colours 40”x 14”
  • Organza 20” x14”
  • Gasa chiffón 8x8”
  • Hanki
  • Raw silk
  • Hand dyed silk fantasy threads

The Workshop will provide Irons and Ironing Boards

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