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July 12th to 14th, 2018

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950 Lake Carillon Dr, St. Petersburg, FL 33716

June Colburn

June Colburn, of June Colburn Designs

Designer June Colburn brings the magic and mystique of Asian imagery to quilters, sewers, surface design artists, decorators and fans around the world.  Her designs speak of her love and respect for the ancient cultures of the East that developed rich symbolic traditions to describe the wonders of earth and sky.  

From the lively grace of colorful koi to the whisper of wind in a stand of swaying bamboo, many of June's motifs celebrate the bounty and beauty of life on earth.  Others, such as the powerful dragon express an age-old awe for forces in the universe beyond human understanding.

Learn more at June Colburn Designs.

June Colburn's Workshops

Online Workshop Registration Closes July 10th!

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Putting on the Glitz: Hand Beading as Surface Design
1:30pm to 4:30pm

$45 + $25 Kit

Beads and sequins create the shimmering surfaces on contemporary wearable art, art quilts, even home accessories.  Learn hand beading basics—the best needles, thread and stitches, so your beads NEVER fall off!  Explore easy principles of design and color as you practice by beading a piece of decorator fabric, suitable for finishing as a bag or pillow, adding to a crazy quilt or garment, or even framing!  Be inspired by a trunk show of beaded wonders!  (If you can sew on a button, you can sew on a bead!)

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Fabricating Art: Collage Design Techniques
1:30pm to 4:30pm

$45 + $25 Kit

Collage is a wonderfully fun, easy technique for developing your artistic eye and creative spirit!  Explore new ways to look at fabric:  learn how to choose fabrics for collage, to “fussy” cut prints and batiks, to layer them effectively—in fact, to become your own fabric designer!  Practice designing asymmetrically, learn some tips to help you do this, even if your natural style is symmetric.  June will surprise you with a choice of color in fabulous fabric kits to make an 18” x 24” art quilt to finish at home.  Turn your design into a bag, wearable art panel, wall quilt or framed art.

Design Your Own Signature Chop
6:30pm to 8:30pm

$20+ $5 Kit

For centuries Asian artists have signed their work with seals carved from stone or ivory. The strikingly graphic vermillion “signatures” add a wonderful accent to their art.  Learn how to develop a chop from your name, nickname, or business name and use it to sign your clothing, quilt, and surface design work. It’s original and fun!

You will create your design on paper and see how to translate your design into a machine- or hand- embroidered label.

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

The Biology of Color: Beyond the Color Wheel

1:30pm to 4:30pm

$45 + $25 Kit

We use color in all aspects of our daily lives, in wardrobe decisions, interior design choices, in selecting fabric for our quilts and garments.  Although color is all around us, using it effectively often remains a mystery.  Learn the secrets of fabulous color combinations as you create a notebook you will refer to for years to come!  Explore complimentary, analogous, triad and other schemes and why they work.  See examples of quilts and wearables that illustrate the principles - seeing is believing! End the mystery and start the mastery!

All skill levels.

June Colburn's Presentations

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Textile Treasures of Bali
6:30pm to 8:30pm


From royal robes to one of our hottest textile trends, hand-dyed wax-resist batiks have an alluring past and an exciting future.  Learn more about the importance of these wonderful fabrics in Balinese culture, learn how expert dyers create their effects, and see examples of traditional sarongs and contemporary batiks used in wearable art, quilts, and more.  This trunk show is illustrated with fabrics, quilts, and garments.

Cancellations must be  made prior to June 30th. Workshop registrations will be 100% refunded.  There are no refunds for cancellations made on or after July 1st.  

The $12 marketplace admission is non-refundable. Call 813-925-9028 for cancellations. 

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