Workshop: Cork and Washable Paper Zippered Pouches

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VTMQG Workshop: Cork and Washable Paper Zippered Pouches
Sunday, August 11th, 2019
12:30pm – 3:00pm 
– Class size: 12 students
– Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members
– Location: Vermont Commons School, 75 Green Mountain Dr., South Burlington

– About the Workshop: Spend an afternoon with VTMQG’s Rachael Arnold, discovering new sewing mediums – washable paper and cork! In completing this useful zippered-pouch project, you will receive all the tips and tricks on how to work with these malleable, washable fabrics. Attendees will master zip pouch zipper installation and have the opportunity to explore fastening rivets. Find your favorite new sewing medium to elevate future projects!

– About the Instructor: A childhood garment maker–turned adult quilter–turned sewer of #allthethings, Rachael’s current sewing obsession is trying out new kinds of fabric and hardware. She believes strongly in sharing things she’s passionate about in order to inspire other makers, and has taught workshops on things as varied as desktop publishing and design; sewing and crafting; and website coding and blogging over the past 15 years. When she’s not sewing, you’ll find her crafting software code to pay the bills, helping her husband get their dog to pose for Instagram photos, or reading a book (mostly trashy urban fantasy).

– Supplies:

. 1 fat quarter of quilting cotton, linen, or canvas*
. Working sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (pins, snips, etc)
. Neutral thread
. Contrasting or coordinating thread for topstitching
. Rotary cutter with a sharp blade
. Wonder clips, Magic clips or similar
. Marking pen or pencils that will show up on your fabrics
. A fresh universal or microtex 80/14 or 90/12 needle
. Craft or paper scissors
. An extension cord

Workshop fee includes kit to create a washable paper zip pouch.
*Included kit supplies: light brown washable paper and a khaki colored zipper with gold or antique brass hardware. Choose your supplied fabric accordingly.

Optional addition: $5 cork kit fee – includes cork, interfacing, and zipper, plus cork scraps to practice on.

A few additional kits may be available the day of class on a first-come, first-served basis, $5 for washable paper, $8 for cork, cash or check made out to VTMQG.

Irons + ironing boards + rotary mats will be available. If you would like to have your own cutting and/or ironing station, space will be available for you to bring your own.
Workshop is limited to 12 students. Spots will be filled in the order received. Check or paypal payment options. More information upon sign up.

To sign-up or questions about the workshop, email Kaitlin.