Online Classes

Creating the Wow Factor (Online)
Teacher: Laura Murray
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Online Class
Pricing Information
Price: $22.00

Just one special accent can transform an average garment into a “Wow”, that you enjoy wearing because it attracts compliments from others. During the first hour, you’ll get lots of inspiration from Laura’s slide show of gorgeous garments featuring one-of-a kind fabrics, some of which are created using paintstik rubbings or transparent paints. The garments shown are based on the patterns of independent pattern designers, available to home sewers. Laura shares her approach to selecting fabrics, and problem-solving strategies. The second hour features a demonstration illustrating how easy paintstik rubbing techniques can transform plain fabric in “wow” washable yardage, plus a demonstration on using transparent paints with existing prints.

Optional (but absolutely ok if you don’t). Choose to work-along during the paintstik demonstration. You’ll need the basic supplies (see supply list)

  • Category(ies): Garment Style and Design, Surface Design
  • Experience Level:

    All welcome

  • Supply List: Shiva Iridescent Paintstiks — at least three colors, in light, medium and dark.
    Rubbing plates, or other flat objects with a raised surface such as sink mats, paper doilies, etc.
    Black (or very dark) solid cotton fabric cut into approx 12 inch squares,- two or three squares,
    Paper toweling - 2 or 3 squares.

    Find paintstiks and rubbing plates at:

    Questions about supplies: please email:
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