In-Person Meaningful Textiles: Creative Re-Use with Juli van Tellingen (2 Sessions)

Mae McCourt

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Date(s) - September 10, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a Two Session Workshop.

This class will be taught in-person at 850 Battery Street, San Francisco.

Class length: 6 hours*

One ticket covers the cost of both sessions

Session 1: Saturday, September 10 from 10 am – 4 pm PT

Session 2: Saturday, September 17 from 10 am – 4 pm PT

Skill level: Great for beginners or anyone wishing to brush up on their embroidery skills

Class Description: Do you have vintage, family, found or thrifted textiles that recall an era or evoke a story? Do you have items of clothing that hold personal meaning for you but that take up too much space? Then bring your fabric keepsakes, vintage textiles, trims and buttons, small found objects to SFSNAD and work with textile artist Juli van Tellingen to create a textile collage that can be displayed as a wall hanging, fabric book, or item of your choice.

In this two session class, Juli will show examples of her work, then guide you through the process of creating a textile collage that tells a story of your own creation. Use your own vintage clothing, collected textiles, and creative embellishments along with found items you’ve curated especially for your piece. Juli will provide some vintage scraps for you to include if you choose. Save your unique textile art as a special memory or give it as a meaningful gift to family or friends.

Supplies: Students will bring their own found objects and be able to use the classroom supplies at SFSNAD as well.

Class Minimum: 3 students

About the Educator: Juliana van Tellingen is a textile artist living in San Francisco. She has been making fiber art since she was a small child growing up in Chicago, Illinois. Juli finished a long career teaching in elementary schools, nurturing curiosity and creativity in young students. Now she is working full-time as an artist, doing her own work and taking commissions from clients who have entrusted saved personal materials to her for meaningful and unique art pieces.

Her recent work has mainly focused on using vintage found linens, clothing, etc. embellished with small objects and hand embroidery in various applications: small and large quilts, clothing, cloth books. Juli finds that re-using previously loved textiles and found objects brings their history and their owners into the present and inspires imagination, story telling of past eras. She is very much looking forward to guiding students who want to explore this playful work.

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Registration for this class closes 2 weeks prior to the start date in order to allow for the shipment of kits. If you would like to inquire about the possibility of late registration, please contact Late registration will be accommodated when possible with an additional expedited shipping fee. 

Cancellation policy: SNAD will refund tuition less a $25 processing fee up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to class start time. No refunds for cancellations with less than 3 days notification before class start time.

SNAD is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and promoting the traditions of hand embroidery. If you are able, you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to develop fun and innovative community outreach programs.