Saturday, August 8- Saturday, August 14, 2021

Saturday, August 8- Saturday, August 14, 2021

Hudson River Valley Art Center, NY


This workshop is for students who have experience with raw appliqué, free-motion sewing, and 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.” Students will learn how to illustrate a fabric collage using fabric and thread as well as creating custom texture stitching over water soluble stabilizer.

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

  • How to tap into intuition, rather than rules, going with the flow
  • How to create custom lace using water soluble stabilizer
  • How to choose fabrics that accentuate the anatomy
  • Raw-Appliqué using only pins, no fusing or glue
  • Thread painting


LEVEL: Intermediate


Rates & Enrollment:

Day Student Tuition:  $730.00

Full 5-Day Package*:  $1,834.00-2,002.00* + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll HERE.

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Getting There:

FEEDBACK: Your work with thread and miscellaneous fibers is beautiful!  I can’t wait to play with the various media, some of which I already have, to make eyes and more!   I just love your casual, non-fussy approach to media.  It so demystifies it!! —Sandy Stewart Cox


All of Lorraine’s work supports endangered animals worldwide. 


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