Sewing

Whether your goal is to learn to sew your own clothing or to make fun accessories, receive expert guidance in plying a needle. Most classes combine machine and hand sewing, though some concentrate on handwork. Special topics, like making a Scottish kilt or a Scandinavian work shirt, are offered too.

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Quilting Studio in the Louise Pitman Fiber Arts Building

The quilting studio is an expansive, well-lit space with plenty of tables, chairs, sewing machines, and wall boards. Quilters easily design and create masterpieces from colorful fabrics in this ample space. Picnic tables outside offer students a pleasant spot to sew in warmer weather. When a quilting class is not in session, this studio is used for other classes, such as doll making or surface design.

News & Stories: What's Happening in Sewing

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Online Classes Return This Winter

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Welcome to Our New Website

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A Week of Puppetry at the Folk School

The Folk School catalog offers a class category titled “Unique Offerings” and this year I was lucky enough to be there when a Unique Offering class, “Hand-and-Rod Puppet Construction” was in session. Teacher David Stevens taught this class with his purple assistant, Lobert. David was funny, but with Lobert he was hilarious. He’s also a great banjo player and singer.

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Weaving, Rugs, Needlework & Thread Art, Lace, Beading, Quilting, Sewing, Basketry, Brooms, Chair Seats, Gourds, Leather Coordinator

Allie Dudley

Allie is a textile artist working primarily in weaving and stitching. After completing a degree in Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago, they turned towards textiles, taking a historical angle, and focusing on traditional tapestries, Appalachian coverlets, and antique stitching samplers. Allie’s weavings have been included in international shows, including the Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award Finalist Exhibition at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, and they are a member of the South Arts 2021 Emerging Traditional Artists Program cohort. Allie now lives in Brasstown with their goats.

Images from the Studio

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