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Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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Questions? 925-937-7575

Octopus Fabric Art with Lynne Douglas

This is a fun class for a confident beginner as well as an advanced student. The octopus will give you a chance to "break loose" and use lots of colors and try new color combinations. There are no rules or rulers in the class until the very end. Your octopus can have 8 tentacles or as many as 20!

Lynne will teach couching using threads, cords, and ribbons with a variety of threads. The Sewing Machine Shop has all the threads you need available for purchase. No one leaves Lynne's class without thinking of fabric in a new way. Which fabric is good for eyes, tentacles, hair, or water? In addition, Lynne will teach how to effectively use tulle and how to face a quilt. At the end she will demonstrate a variety of machine quilting stitches to finish your quilt. 

Required Supplies:

Week 1:

- 1 yard muslin
- Sharpie fine point pen
- Pins
- Blue painter's tape
- Lots of blue scraps - light, medium, dark for the ocean. Plan to share in class.
- Sharp scissors - large and small 
- Fabric for the body of the octopus (Lynne's example is black and white)
- Glue - Aleene's tacky glue, Roxanne, or glue sticks (least preferred)
- Foam board or flannel to work on and transport the work home in

Week 2 - 4:

- Sewing machine in good, working order
- Sewing machine feet for free motion, zig-zag, 1/4" piecing. (If you have a bernina #21 braiding foot is helpful) 
- A variety of threads for the tentacles
- Threads - to be discussed. Aurifil is recommended. If you have cotton, metallic, poly, rayon, or monofilament bring them in. - We will be using a variety of threads.
- Tulle - to be discussed.
- Yarns, ribbons, thick threads. Don't buy them, but  bring if you have some at home.

Your class fee will include the pattern as well as access to items in Lynne's stash. 
This class meets the last Saturday of the month Feb - May. There is "homework" between sessions.

email or call the sewing machine shop 925-937-7575 If you need to contact Lynne. We will provide her contact info to you.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Confident Beginner to Advanced Sewist
Materials Included: Class Fee includes pattern and other supplies
Instructor: Lynn Douglas
Instructor Bio: I am Lynne Douglas and I have been quilting for about 25 years. Every few years I pick a different animal or object and create a series of quilts with that in mind. In the past I have done chickens, roosters, cows, giraffes, owls, various flowers, and camper vans. Every quilt has lots of unexpected surprises hidden in them. I have used candy wrappers, coffee lids, paper, ribbons, bridal tulle, rattail and more.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.