PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED
One small way I can say "thanks" is to host a give away but that only benefits a small few and I wanted to include everyone. While I am hosting a give away today I wanted to give something more. Over the next couple of months I will develop a free online class called Step-By-Step Saturday. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in and create alongside of me a project from start to finish.
Here is how the class will work, the class will be created as its own blog so there will be no jumping links to find the next weeks step, everything will be contained in order in one place. This will be a public access blog with no codes, etc. As it stands at the moment I think the class will be between 6 and 9 weeks, this could change slightly as I develop the class according to the steps in the process. I plan to have materials lists for each week posted in the class introduction so those can be gathered ahead of time. Each new step will be posted on Saturday, tentative date for class start is the first Saturday in January.
Many of you, after seeing sneak peeks of my new art work, expressed an interest in creating something that uses your own heritage bits and pieces so that is the direction I am going in. We will be creating a substrate as a foundation for building our piece on, covering some fun techniques, making embellishments, and having a messy good time together! I plan to launch the class in January 2013, this gives me time to get the tutorials done, glide through the coming holidays, and hopefully gives you something to look forward to in the coming new year.
Also, I plan to try and use a lot of really common supplies without you having to go out and make purchases for too many special things. This is going to be a really fun and great challenge for me and hopefully something you will enjoy. Now, for the give away!
The hand made cuff you see featured in this post is my small thank you for your friendship offering. The cuff base is completely hand stitched fabric, lace, and fiber with an overlay of embroidery. It features vintage mother of pearl buttons, hand made duponi silk flower embellishment, hand wired glass bead/vintage pearl flower and leaf sprays, as well as hand tatting (done by my best friend Pam). The fabric cuff has an insert of an adjustable metal cuff blank and is lined with a soft flannel for comfort.
To sign up just leave a comment...that's it! Anyone and everyone is welcome to sign up, no restrictions apply to this give away. Sign up will be open for the next week with a winner being announced on Friday, October 19, 2012.
I am still plugging away at my first heritage piece, stitching rumpled roses, making silk flowers with hand beaded centers, and embroidering/beading trim...
I am off the studio see if I can complete this piece today!
I hope you all have a wonderful day!