Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A Smocked Necklace

We are really excited to have friend and talented artist, Liesl Gibson, joining us at Art of Craft this year! I met Liesl years ago when she was designing a collection of fabric for Moda. We learned that we shared a great friend in New York, someone I had known for almost twenty five years, that I met on a bus headed to Martha's Vineyard. Whenever you meet someone who knows an old friend, it's like you have also known them for years...so of course, we bonded fast! 
 Liesl earned a degree in fashion design from FIT in New York and worked as a designer for several global fashion brands before starting Liesl + Co. Liesl is also the chief designer of the Oliver + S, Lisette, and Straight Stitch Society brands of sewing patterns, all of which are available in the Oliver + S Shop.  She also has a fun paper doll on her site that you can dress up...
Liesl is teaching her Smocked Necklace Workshop on Saturday, January 11th from 2-5 at French General's Art of Craft.  We've indigo dip-dyed a handful of pieces in case you would like to make up a smocked necklace similar to what we made at The Makerie this past April....
Hope you can join us for this fun workshop that will teach you a lost sewing art....to sign up or read more about Liesl's workshop, please visit us at French General Workshops.

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