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Getting Started with Fabric Collage

September 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at fabric collage? Join us for this free workshop!

Part of Sunday Fun Days at The Farm

Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers member Sheryl Kessler will be teaching a free workshop at Awbury Arboretum starting promptly at 1 pm and ending at 4 pm.

You can bring your own supplies or purchase a kit from Sheryl for $25. The kit contents are below. If you bring your own supplies, they should be the same items as are in the kit although your own needle should be a #20 or #22 sharp (not rounded point) and a needle with a smaller eye (the smallest eye to fit your thread is the easiest to use). Any small scissors will do.

Contents of Getting Started with Fabric Collage kit: 2 embroidery needles: 1 Bohin #20 or #22 & 1 Clover Gold eye needle; 10 straight pins; and 1 Snips; Kit contains the following wound onto a card (you may bring a spool of thread and floss); Length of matching sewing thread; 3 Matching colors of 6-strand floss; 1 Matching color of perle embroidery thread; Backing fabric (5 x 5 inches); Batting (5 x 5 inches) curated Fabric Scraps. Good amount for lots of choices.

Zine: Getting Started with Fabric Collage (an instructional booklet can be purchased separately for $3.50 if you bring your own supplies).

Sheryl Kessler has a BFA in Fashion Design from Philadelphia University and has had a textile practice since 1982. Her practice has included knitting (hand & machine), crochet, quilting, and (since 2016) fabric collage and embroidery.

Ages 14 and up

Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Location: The Farm at Awbury Arboretum, 6336 Ardleigh Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19138

Questions?  Please contact us at thefarm@awbury.org.


September 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Farm at Awbury
6336 Ardleigh St
Philadelphia, PA