Friday Fun – Quilts to cover your bones

So as I look over the large stacks of quilts I have accumulated. I have decided to create wearable art clothes using my vintage quilts. Many believe that quilts that are vintage should stay as they are. But I believe if I am an artist and truly want to expand my art I need to show others the beauty within the textile art world. So I have decided to use I few of my quilts to create clothing items.

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In the same way that quilts are fashionable for your bed. Those same quilts can be fashionable for your body. Here below is an example I have a very stylish and hip bomber jacket.

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We all have creativity within us. My open and encouraging teaching style allows my students the freedom to access their creativity and explore new ideas in a fun, friendly environment. 
I offer positive feedback on students’ creative decisions and also on their developing skills. The technical processes of sewing and quilt construction take patience and time to learn. Solid skills can be achieved through practice over time, but they are just a small part of creating good art. Opening up to excitement and creativity can be achieved in just one class. 
By the end of the first class, each student will be able to think creatively about how to express their life experiences through the projects they create. By sharing my own skills and know-how, I am able to help students give shape to their new ideas. Many times the teaching process has found me learning from my students and expanding my own creative experience. 
I believe I can unlock the creative potential of every one of my students, and help each of them reach their creative goal.Now 
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If you would like to make a jacket for a completed quilt just go for it!

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

Friday Fun – Who do you Follow?

Good morning all it’s Friday. Who do you follow is there particular designer, fabric manufacturer, or blog that you follow. I noticed that there’s no one particular person company or thing that I follow. For me I follow what my senses tell me I should do or create in any given day. For me my leading comes from God. When I wake up in the morning I always start out with a to do list. While looking over that to do list I get inspiration. From the inspiration I’ve been and guided towards a particular pattern, fabric, area of my studio in which I pull different items to start my creation.

So for you how do you create who do you follow? Here are a few of the inspiring patterns that I will be creating in the near future
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The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3

Monday Sew – What are you Sewing

Looking over my to do list. It’s Monday morning and I’m inspired to create clothing items for my upcoming trips to Tennessee and the UK. When traveling to teaching I like to wear clothing that I have created. Today I sew not out of necessity but because I love to create clothing. I have many styles in which I enjoy wearing. When I go to the clothing stores many times I’m frustrated because I am unable to find clothing that fits me in the fabric that I would enjoy wearing.

So today and for the rest the remainder of 2018 I have decided to make all of my clothing. I started this venture the first day of 2018. As of today I have been successful in making all of my ready to wear clothing items. Here are a few of the items I have created thus far.

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Stay tuned I had so much more to show you. I am jumping in all feet first in looking at vintage patterns. Fashion is what you make it and I plan to make it everything it can be and more….

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22

Friday Fun – Quilts to cover your bones

So as I look over the large stacks of quilts I have accumulated. I have decided to create wearable art clothes using my vintage quilts. Many believe that quilts that are vintage should stay as they are. But I believe if I am an artist and truly want to expand my art I need to show others the beauty within the textile art world. So I have decided to use I few of my quilts to create clothing items.

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In the same way that quilts are fashionable for your bed. Those same quilts can be fashionable for your body. Here below is an example I have a very stylish and hip bomber jacket.

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Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

Friday Fun – Check out where I have been and what about those fruits

Hoffman Fabrics is located in Mission Viejo, Ca

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 I was able to take all of my quilting and sewing students to see the Hoffman Fabrics headquarters in Mission Viejo, CA

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We were able to see and touch the new digital printed fabrics
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Here is a sample of outstanding art work by our own Jean Envy a local artist and employe of Hoffman.
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When you love fabrics you can never see enough
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The colors are so vivid and outstanding
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If you are unable to trace to Paris here is some fabric to make you feel as if you are their
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Two students comparing information 
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I think she likes both
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This pattern is on the companies web sight

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I can’t believe this is so beautiful 
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The students had a outstanding time leaning more about fabrics
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Now we are going to work on a few projects this winter, summer, and fall 2018 using Hoffman Fabrics
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A great time was had by all 
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Here I am with one of my students who was a beginner when she started by now now
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Here I am with one of my students who is an outstanding spinner and word worker along with quilter
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Here I am pictured with a two of my new students who attend my class in Anaheim, CA
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Fabrics are packaged in a variety of packages and sizes
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Check out the fabric in the back ground
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We are all smiles today I am with two more of my students from my Santiago Canyon College class
Getting this picture was so hard but we did it. This was the group I took to Hoffman Fabrics. 

If you would like to attend one of my free quilting or sewing classes please email me and I will send you the information. sandrajohnsondesigns@gmail.com

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourself to be my disciples. John 15:8

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Monday Fun – Let’s Get Going

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Here are a few pattern of Shibori from my workshops

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Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop with Sandra Johnson. 

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Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop with Sandra Johnson. 

Come learn the art of Shibori

Come learn the art of Shibori

Limited Space Pre-Register

Oakland Nov 4        11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite 

Oakland Nov 4           2:00pm – 5:00pm Eventbrite

Long Beach Nov 12  11:00am – 2:00pm Eventbrite

Long Beach Nov 12  2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite

Santa Ana Nov 26    11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite

Santa Ana Nov 26     2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite

Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing that involves folding, twisting or bunching of cloth and binding it, then dyeing in indigo. 

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique using natural dyes, and in this class you will use natural indigo, which antibacterial properties and has been used abundantly throughout history around the world. Learn the fundamentals of this timeless pattern-making process. We will concentrate on folding, tying, and using clamp resists, and dye in a plant-derived indigo vat. All dye materials and several pieces of cotton will be provided.

I am a passionate teacher who encourages students to create unique fabric creations, whether the end product is a quilt or garment. Creating what is important to the maker is a joyful experience that I try to pass on in my workshops. Wherever you are in your design process my goal is to inspire your creative “genius” and improve your techniques.

Please join me at one of my local classes or suggest that your guild hire me for a lecture and workshop.

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