Empty Spools Retreat Mar. 2-7, 2025

Lion Cub Fabric Collage and Free Motion Embroidery


A fun workshop for students who have experience with raw appliqué, free-motion sewing, thread painting and can work independently.

Lorraine is a professional animal communicator and students will begin each day with a brief meditation to allow their heart energy to connect with the animal—this breathes life into the art, as a relationship develops and the animals begin to “speak.” No two projects will look the same as the illustration is created through this unique connection. Students will learn how to illustrate an adorable lion cub using fabric, thread and optional embellishments.

They will also learn step-by-step techniques, such as:

  • How to tap into intuition, rather than rules, going with the flow
  • Using photos as templates
  • Raw-Appliqué using a glue stick
  • Thread painting without an embroidery hoop.
  • How to create expressive eyes

Retreat March 2-7, 2025

Asilomar Conference Grounds


2025 Registration Opens on May 13, 2024 8:00 AM PST
Download the ESS Class Brochure for all information on cost, registration and accomodation.

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