Sue Spargo

Sun, November 6 to Sat, November 12 2022

Forest for the Trees with Sue Spargo

Medium: Fiber

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: 2 spots left

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Join Sue for five full days of stitching in one of her newest creative design class inspired by her new book ‘Forest for the Trees’. Design and hand stitch a piece featuring a tree of you choice. You will research the leaves, trunk, berries/nuts as well as the animals and insects that inhabit the type of tree you choose. This workshop is presented as a creative design class, allowing each participant’s piece to be unique. Instruction begins with layering techniques, using simple stitches and fabrics for creating a textured background. Next, create your own unique tree, as Sue guides you through the design process, drawing inspiration from your research and creative inspiration. Last, but not least… Embellish your piece layering with hand dyed wool, silk velvet, silk, linen and cotton fabrics. Challenge yourself by experimenting with a variety of specialty threads, exploring stitches and stitch combinations that add incredible depth and texture to your work.

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About Sue Spargo

Sue Spargo is a self taught textile folk artist and designer whose lush and rich work with wool, a needle and thread inspires so many. Born in Zambia, Sue grew up in South Africa and lived in England as a young adult before moving to the United States in 1989. She credits her artistry to her father, who encouraged her creative pursuits and allowed her to explore many mediums, and her love of fabric to her mother, who got her interested in sewing as a child.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $765.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,917.00-2,085.00* + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.