I want to give a big plug for Lisa and Katrina's new online workshops they are teaching. I was thrilled to be able to contribute to Lisa's wonderful book, Knot, Thread, Stitch and she and I go way back in blog years. She was one of the first blog friends I ever made and is one of my favorite artists out there.
Please go to their site for even more info and read about all the perks you get for siging up—it's pretty amazing sounding.
I'm so excited for them. Lisa is providing a discount promo code in this post here on her blog.
Here's a description directly from the site— they describe it much better than I could do. (And all these photos are from interwoven also.)
“INTERWOVEN :: make : thread : craft : art” is a
textile-based online course that will guide students in four techniques
over four weeks :: February 4-March 1, 2013
Each week will focus on a different textile project:
week 1 :: crochet
week 2 :: soft sculpture
week 3 :: embroidery
week 4 :: mini quilt
Each week will have daily posts:
day 1 :: complete step-by-step tutorial to learn the technique
day 2 :: an inspirational post offering other artists/crafters using this technique in exciting ways
day 3 :: descriptions/photos of possibilities for altering this technique for future use
day 4 :: an exclusive interview with a professional artist using this technique in their work.
day 5 :: suggestions for further exploration including links to materials, tools, resources, and other studio tips.
The private website will be available all day, every day, from the first day of class on February 4 through April 30—this way you can enjoy the information at your own speed after the course has finished on March 1.
In addition to the private online course, participants will also have access to an INTEWOVEN Facebook page and a private Flickr group where they can post their own projects and receive weekly feedback from the instructors. [Everyone who posts will receive feedback from one of the instructors on at least one image that they present.]
The course is designed with the beginner crafter and the experienced artist in mind. It aims to offer everyone a supportive creative community, daily inspired prompts, thorough tutorials, personal feedback, insider tips for tools & resources, and inspiration to nail the basics AND take these projects to the next level.