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, August 3, 9:30am-4:30pm
Fabric Landscape Decollage
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 her landscape fabrics to make your
own 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 Student Gallery pages.
$65 + tax includes all materials and supplies, plus a handout. Just bring your favorite small-to-medium sized sharp scissors (or borrow one of Debbie's favorites) and a lunch.
Saturday, August 10, 10am-2:30pm
Silk Fusion Vessels
Learn to make these exquisite vessels by using a glass vase as a foundation, then bonding silk and
other fibers to it using a special varnish. Take it home to dry in a few days, then remove it from
the vase and you have a beautifully unique 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 all the
fibers and choosing the colors you want for your vessel. These fibers are incredibly soft yet so
strong when bonded together. Add some Angelina fiber, Firestar, yarns, threads or other
embellishments for sparkle if you like (included in the class 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 quite like it! Debbie will also demonstrate how to bond
page - it's super easy! A detailed handout is included, so you can make more vessels at home. They
$60 + 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 suspend the vase upside down), a box/bin to take it home in and a few old towels to prop it up for the ride ... and bring a lunch. More details are in the Welcome Letter that is sent when you register. Contact Debbie if you have questions.
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.)
Please call 505-362-2675 if you have questions, or email email@example.com.