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My second workshop was "Impromptu Millinery" with Jennifer Whitmer. Not only was it great fun, we all walked out of her class with a finished hat, flowers included! We lealrned how to work with a parisisal hood, and using blocking and sewing techniques, transforming the hat form into a unique and fashionable accessory. I was amazed at how many people stopped by the room and went crazy for the hats we were making. We are all looking forward to joining Jennifer at her Sonoma home to make more hats! She is a great teacher and lovely person.
WEARING A HAT IS LIKE HAVING A BABY OR A PUPPY;
EVERYONE STOPS TO COO AND TALK ABOUT IT.
My last class was "Paper Shazam" with Albie Smith, a paper and book artist extraordinaire. Her classes are lively and busy! We began painting paper with paste paint which is made from a paste powder that is mixed with water. Color is added resulting in a warm and rich colors that look aged. When the paint dried, we stenciled and stamped to add depth and design.
We used inks dropped onto wet paper and sprayed more water, moving the vibrant ink colors around. They looked good enough to eat! After those dried, we did more surface design with stencils and stamps, ending up with some wonderful art.