Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Diane Stoffel Workshop

Our Guild sponsored a three day workshop with Diane Stoffel on March 19, 20, & 21 and it was a great experience for all who attended. Diane teaches without holding anything back, and is an artist who can advise on fine cuts, primitives, landscapes, portraits and everything else that can be imagined. Everyone made great progress on their projects. Below, she is demonstrating some techniques for the class.

Because Diane is from Cape Cod, the goodies that we received were all related to a sea theme which made it fun. First day we received a paper cone filled with salt water taffy and tied up with a darling cluster of seashell & fish charms - which Kim promptly displayed on her purse  - so cute!

The second day we received sugar cookies shaped like sand dollars and a clever tool to measure the size of the strips used for rug hooking. (cookie picture unavailable)


Final day we were treated to yummy cupcakes on their own cake stands ...

 ...and some combs for cleaning the gripper strips on our frames - fun stuff!

Diane gave a great demonstration on dyeing in electric pots.

Using the same three primary colors she came up with two totally different results as seen below - amazing and beautiful!


There were 21 students in the class and the facility had great light and plenty of room to spread out.


Class projects will be shared in a future post. Thanks go out to the Guild Board who worked so hard to make this event a huge success!


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