In this class, you'll learn every step of the process for creating a unique and stunning Multi-Layered Fabric Wall-Hanging, as shown in these photos. Vicki shows you how to use these techniques to create in your own style, with multiple overlays of fabric, built upon a base, surrounded by shapes extending outward.
No sewing is involved and no art experience necessary.
You'll learn to use your own fabric scraps, second-hand clothing, upholstery material, lace and anything else made of fabric. Vicki's students have used these materials and techniques to create gorgeous and unique art pieces that grace their homes, can be given as gifts, and can be exhibited and sold.
Vicki's teaching pace gives you time to see and learn every technique thoroughly, while also moving forward at a stimulating pace.
We begin by going over the materials needed for this project. We then create the base out of cardboard by cutting it into a foundational shape. Next, we learn how to select and adhere fabric to the base and explore the many options for the aesthetics of the piece. We go on to layering with fabric as well as expanding beyond the base into shapes that emerge out from it. We look at a completed piece and review how it was made. And, finally, we learn to put on a backing to hang the completed piece on the wall.
For me, art is life, and every aspect of the creative process is metaphorical and pertinent to everything else I do and all that I am. I look at the world around me as a grand and glorious art piece, and everything within it as a possible object to include in my art. Through the making of art, my inner world manifests into the outer world, bringing my vibrant spirit into form, in order to share the beauty of life with the vibrant spirits of others.
I work with fiber art, collecting second-hand clothing, placemats, pillowcases, lace, crochet, trims, belts, yarn, string and other fiber and fun objects. I so enjoy finding what is precious and possible in these materials that were once considered disposable, unimportant, uninteresting or lacking in value. I am continually experimenting with these materials, finding new ways to layer, weave, tie, attach and arrange them to create dynamic pieces. I hope my work will inspire others to make art from the objects in their lives, to look at the world around them as full of creative possibilities.
One of my greatest joys with my art process is to teach my techniques to others and support them to create their own stunning and unique masterpieces. I love giving people the gift of new skills and tools for expressing themselves, creating their own beauty and then sharing their artwork with the people in their lives. I offer individual and group workshops, both in person and online. I strive to have my workshops, and my artwork itself, inspire others to explore their own artistic self, and to enjoy the immense delight of the creative process and outcome.