Mavis Leahy, a local Los Angeles fiber artist, who creates mixed media, textile collage and assemblage from vintage materials and found objects. My friend Penny first introduced me to Mavis, by way of her quilted collages. Each of the pieces are layered and seem to tell so many different stories. The above piece, Starcrossed, was the first textile collage I saw - and I fell in love. In our Saturday morning workshop, Mavis will bring her stash of antique fabric and trims and we will be creating a Red on Red Textile Collage, utilizing Victorian sewing techniques to create our own wall hanging.
Denise Hahn, another friend and artist, who will be visiting from Long Beach to teach her Sew Romantic Necklace Lariat Workshop. Denise has attended classes at French General (with her mom!) so it will be a treat to have her come and teach. Denise's art includes altered art, paper crafting, mixed media and jewelry making - but her true love is teaching - sharing what she makes with others. In the Sew Lariat Workshop we will be learning to create a steel hammered linked necklace and then embellish with vintage sewing notions. As always, all materials, supplies and tools are supplied at French General workshops.
Sign up here for one or both workshops - see you in April!