For several years Betty Busby has been exploring the use of various non woven materials in her fiber art. They have been a wonderful addition to traditional fabrics, extending the range of expression that can be achieved.
This workshop will include samples of different types of non woven materials, ways to produce images with them, and methods to incorporate them to extend the range of expression that can be achieved with traditional fabrics. We will also explore the use of an electric cutting machine (Cameo) to cut the non wovens into finely tuned shapes. You will learn how to draw a pattern from scratch, put it into the cutter software, and adjust the settings on the machine to produce results that are usable in many applications.
In addition, Betty has developed new ways of painting fabrics. Students can make samples using her methods and materials, and combine them with the non wovens as desired. Betty is also more than happy to assist students with making their own designs and patterns. The aim of the workshop is to give each student many exciting ideas to experiment with. Sample size pieces of the non wovens Betty uses and one yard of silk habotai are provided in the workshop. Additional materials will be available to purchase if supply allows.
“The workshop with Betty Busby was excellent and definitely exceeded my expectations. Betty was so pleasant and sharing which was a treat. She made the whole week very fun and happy and at the same time I learnt many great techniques.”
About Betty Busby
Betty Busby played at “Arts and Crabs” with her two little sisters as a small child, and continued her obsession through graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design, with a ceramics major. She founded and operated a ceramic tile manufacturing firm in Los Angeles, and sold it after 18 successful years in order to move to New Mexico to raise her son. She is a published fiber artist and teacher, and maintains a busy exhibition schedule nationally and internationally.
Learn more about Betty on her website; http://bbusbyarts.com/
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $720.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $1,722.00-$1,890.00* + 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).
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