Betty Busby’s Multi Media Fiber

Class Description:

For several years I have been exploring the use of various non woven materials in my fiber art.

They have been a wonderful addition to traditional fabrics, extending the range of expression that can be achieved.

The class will include samples of different types of non woven materials, ways to produce images with them, and methods to incorporate them to extend the range of expression that can be achieved with traditional fabrics.

We will also explore the use of an electric cutting machine (Cameo) to cut the non wovens into finely tuned shapes.You will learn how to draw a pattern from scratch, put it into the cutter software, and adjust the settings on the machine to produce results that are useable in many applications.

In addition, I have developed new ways of painting fabrics.Students can make samples using my methods and materials, and combine them with the non wovens as desired.

I am also more than happy to assist students with making their own designs and patterns.

The aim of the class is to give each student many exciting ideas to experiment with.

Sample size pieces of the non wovens I use and one yard of silk habotai are provided in the class. Additional materials will be available to purchase if supply allows.

Upcoming Classes:

Woodland Ridge Retreat, Menominee, Wisconsin
April 13-17 2021

Pro Chemical and Dye, Lowell, Massachusetts
August 16-20 2021

Santa Barbara Quilting Retreats, Carpenteria, California
September 26-30 2021