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Necktie Quilts: Repurposed Finery

Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00AD
$65 - Member
$75 - Non-Member
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By Lauren Kingsland

What a great way to honor Dad: Get a jump on Father’s Day by giving a new life to the fabulous silks found in men’s neckties. Learn how ties can be used in both traditional pieced quilt patterns and in contemporary art quilts. Students deconstruct and stabilize vintage ties for machine- or hand-piecing. Intact ties lend themselves to appliqué, which may be done by machine or by hand. After making samples of each technique, students develop their own unique wall hangings. All experience levels are welcome; some sewing or quilting experience is helpful.

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Instructor: Lauren Kingsland

One 4-hour session

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3031
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)