Classes at Debbie's house in Albuquerque's NE Heights (off Spain, just west of Tramway)
Small classes, 4 to 6 students maximum, in a relaxed setting with very personalized instruction. (Registration info is below.)
Please note that Debbie has cats, in case you're allergic; they stay in the guest room during class.
Saturday, May 26, 10am-2:30pm (offered again on Saturday, July 14, same hours)
Learn to make these exquisite vessels by choosing a vase then bonding silk and other fibers to it using a special
varnish. Once dry, remove it from the vase and you have a beautiful Silk Fusion Vessel. Insert an electronic candle or
fairy lights for a soft glow that really highlights the silk fibers. You'll have fun playing with dozens of fibers and
choosing your favorites to make a one-of-a-kind vessel! These fibers are incredibly soft yet so strong when bonded
together. Add Angelina fiber, Firestar, yarns, threads or other embellishments for sparkle if you like (included in the
kit fee). The varnish does not make the vessel shiny or overly stiff, just sturdy enough to hold its shape. It will still be
soft and textured and oh, so touchable. There's nothing else quite like it! Debbie will also demonstrate how to bond
silk fibers to a glass vase permanently, as pictured on the bottom of the first Silk Fusion Vessels page - super easy! A
detailed handout is included, so you can make more vessels at home. They make great gifts! See more examples of this
$55 + tax includes all materials and supplies with your choice of electronic candle or fairy lights, plus a color handout.
You're welcome to borrow one of Debbie's vases or bowls and then pick up your vessel a few days later when it's dry,
-or- you can bring your own vase up to 9" tall (used to shape the vessel on), a wine bottle or olive oil bottle (used as a
stand to hold the vase upside down), a box to take it home in and a few old towels to prop it up. Bring a lunch. More
details are in the Welcome Letter that is sent when you register. Contact Debbie if you have questions.
Friday, June 15, 9:30am-2:30pm
This is a combination of two classes: it's Seascapes but with a Fantasy Fish twist. You'll make a breathtaking 11"x14"
underwater scene with fabric and fusible web that can be framed as is, or stitched/quilted at home if you prefer.
No experience is necessary. Learn to use your rotary cutter to cut kelp in a free-form style - it's easy! With their
vibrant colors, the fish are "woven" through the kelp to give your seascape a 3-D look. Choose from printed fish
fabrics, or make your own fish using Debbie's Fantasy Fish patterns. These seascape techniques are fun to share
with kids and grandkids - they love making "fishy" scenes! A detailed handout is included. See more examples of this
$49 + tax includes all materials and supplies plus a handout. Just bring sharp scissors (or borrow Debbie's) and a
Saturday, June 16, 9:30am-4pm
Create a unique 11"x14" fabric landscape, in any style or color scheme, finished in one day and ready for a frame! It
will look like a painting - a "fabric painting"! No stitching needed, and no experience is necessary. With many chances
to change your mind as your work evolves throughout the day, it’s easy and fun. Bring a landscape photo for
inspiration, or choose from hundreds of Debbie's pictures in class. Then choose from thousands of Debbie's
landscape fabrics to make your special scene. No templates or patterns are needed. Instead, you'll learn free-form
cutting techniques to create a fabric landscape all your own. She will also show you how to alter this technique so
your finished decollage can be quilted or stitched later, if you prefer, and will also discuss mounting and framing
options. You'll finish your fabric landscape in class! See class samples on the Landscapes pages and also on the
$65 + tax includes all materials and supplies, plus a handout. Just bring sharp scissors (or borrow Debbie's) and a
Pre-registration is required so Debbie can order supplies and have time to prepare before class;
call 505-362-2675 with questions or to pre-register.
You can pay by phone with a credit card, or Debbie can email you a Paypal invoice,
or you can mail a check made out to Debbie Jones, to PO Box 16681, Albuquerque, NM 87191.
(Call or email to let her know if you're sending a check.)
These classes will be held at Debbie's house in Albuquerque's Northeast Heights, off Spain near Tramway.
A welcome letter will be emailed to you, with the address & directions, and more details about the class.
(Cancellation policy: 7 days advance notice before class date for a full refund or to reschedule if you want.)