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CANCELLED - Sacred Vestments with the Nomads Collage Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 PM and
Thursday, July 30, 9:00 AM
Kate Thompson $215   
This workshop is 9 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None**
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media

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In this class we will create collage pieces and stitch them to strips of cloth to make what I call Vestments. The dictionary description says an official or ceremonial robe. They will be full of images and objects that are personal to each student because we are creating ourselves with these pieces.

In the first part of the class we will start creating our collage elements with mark making techniques on paper, plastering and stenciling fabric, creating matte medium skins, wire weaving, making little fabric bundles with stitching and painting over Nomad Women images that I will supply using watercolors and white acrylic paint. Once we have completed all of our elements, we will create complex and beautiful fabric collages and finish them off with hand stitching.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $10 includes:
  • 1 Sheet of vintage paper photocopies of images
  • Wire
  • Joint compound
  • Needles and thread

Student should bring:

  • Vintage fabrics and lace (You will need one piece of fabric around 20" x 13" plus some smaller pieces to use in the collage)
  • Watercolors: bring a blue, red and yellow of your choice or if you are new to watercolors, you can buy an inexpensive set like an Angora Water Colors set
  • Acrylic paint: titanium white (I prefer Golden open acrylics)
  • Charcoal pencils: 2b-6b
  • Derwent XL charcoal, black
  • Pencil
  • Stabile pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Brushes: assorted watercolor brushes size 1, 3, 6 These are expensive Winsor Newton #7 sable brushes. You don't have to purchase these unless you want to but I wanted to share what I use as seen Here
  • Less expensive synthetics watercolor brushes - you could purchase these as seen Here
  • 1/4" angular brush (Princeton Select) as seen Here
  • Assorted bristle brushes: Filberts #2, #4, #6 - I use Rosemary and Co. as seen Here
  • A cheap utility brush for gesso and matte medium
  • Gesso
  • Matte medium


  • I will have an optional kit that is hand-curated by me available for purchase. It includes pieces of vintage fabric, plastered lace, image transfer skins, laces for $25.

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: fracturedangelics@hotmail.com
Website: www.fracturedangelics.com