Libby Valeriani is a quilter who has used her quilting experience to create new and unusual techniques in the fibre arts. Discover Ort Art, and make your own fabric, wallhanging, table runner etc.!
The word “ort” comes from Middle English around the 1400’s. It means morsel, particle, sample, scrap, shard, shaving, shred, slice, snippet…you get the idea. In this workshop we will be creating either a table runner or a piece d’art for you to frame and hang on the wall. This is a super easy and fun technique that has a multitude of uses!
The boring part, but necessary…
Sewing machine in good working order
**Your sewing machine should ideally have the ability to drop the feed dogs, but if not, I do have a work-around for that.
Owner’s manual for above machine (really important – believe it or not)
Free-motion or hopping foot for the sewing machine. (must have)
Lots of pins with a big head on them
Spare sewing machine needles (universal size)
2 metres of water soluble stabilizer (Fabricland)
Thread that matches the colors in your chosen colorway of your project.
Now for the fun part…
Scraps of fabric, yarn, thread, feathers, lace, ribbon, tulle, satin, lame’, organza, petals or leaves from artificial flowers, etc. All of the above chosen with your colorway in mind.
I have sourced a lot of my fibre art materials from Dollarama, Value Village, Walmart, Fabricland and so on. Grab a woven placemat and deconstruct it for the fibres. A Halloween wig can be given a haircut and those strands can be used. There is no end to the possibilities! As long as your sewing machine can sew through it, then you can use it!
**If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me.
Libby Valeriani 226-663-6135
To Register: go to upcoming classes on this website. Payment can be made on th website with a credit card. You can send a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, PO Box 132, Ailsa Craig ON 0M 1A0 or drop a cheque off at the Arts Centre from Monday - Wednesday from 1 - 4 PM.
Members: $50 + HST; Non Members $75 + HST
Payment must be made 2 weeks prior to the class to be considered registered. If you cancel two weeks before the start of the class, a refund will be made, less a $10 administration fee. If the Arts Centre cancels the class, a full refund will be issued.