Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fall 2015 Information

NeedleArts Adventures presents
Sewing by the Sea
October 2015
at the Grand Hotel,
2100 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Maryland, USA 21842

A retreat for textile and mixed media arts enthusiasts who enjoy
- quilting
- clothing design and wearable art
- cloth doll making
- paper arts (journaling, book arts, etc.)
- beading
- knitting & crocheting
    
Wednesday October 28th (8 AM) thru Sunday November 1st (6 PM)
Wednesday is a BONUS DAY for those who can come early. The retreat “officially” begins Thursday evening.

WHAT: Treat yourself to several days away from the distractions of home. We have reserved a spacious room in which to work and enjoy the company of other textile/paper artists. Make connections with old and new friends. Share ideas, advice and inspiration.      
Bring your equipment and supplies, and all those projects you have been meaning to work on! Relax and have fun. The schedule is designed to give you maximum flexibility so you can work non-stop, or take a break and enjoy a walk on the beach, shop, swim in the pool, or whatever YOU like.

Overview of Activities:
All activities are in the Grand Ballroom

Wednesday
      8:00 AM – 2 AM   Bonus Day for those who can come early
 Thursday
     6:00 AM – 8:00 PM Bonus Studio time for “Early Birds”
     8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Opening Program
    10:00 PM – 2 AM Studio Time 
Other days
      6:00 AM – 2 AM Studio time
Sunday     
      6:00   AM – 10:00 AM Studio time 
      10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Share your accomplishments
      11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Studio time



WHO:  This retreat is designed for sewing, textile and paper arts enthusiasts. People interested in quilting, beading, crafts, clothing design and construction, and hand- or machine-sewing activities are welcome. Scrap booking, altered books, collage, book making, knitting, crocheting and similar activities are welcome. There are always people engaged in some of these activities.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Space is limited.
Registration is $80 per person. It includes:
A full 6-foot banquet table of work space for studio time (you don’t have to share a table)
A simple project for an opening activity on the first evening
On the last morning sharing of accomplishments (show and tell)
Registration does not include lodging, meals or travel expenses.
Register soon to avoid disappointment. Registration is on a first paid, first served basis

A minimum deposit of $10 is required. Registration is refundable, except for a $10 processing fee, until September 28. After that time we cannot make refunds. You may send someone in your place.

LODGING - FOOD - TRAVEL: You are responsible for your lodging, meals, travel and things not specifically covered by the registration fee.
The Grand Hotel is a beachfront resort hotel on the boardwalk. Our group’s sleeping rooms are ocean view, with balconies. Each room has 2 queen beds, a microwave, a bar sink, some counter space and a small refrigerator.
Our special group rates are:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday the rate is $89 (plus taxes) per night.  Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday it is $65 (plus taxes) per night.  
This is single or double so sharing a room with a friend means even greater savings.  (There is  $20 surcharge for more than 2 adults in a room.) Participants must stay at the Grand Hotel; we cannot provide studio space for those who stay elsewhere. Many people will arrive early and depart the morning after the last day.

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Grand Hotel by September 23th to receive the group rate. You are responsible for making your own reservations. Identify yourself as part of the NeedleArts Adventures Group. The hotel’s reservation number is 1-800-447-6779 / 410-289-6191.

You can find travel directions and information about the hotel, its policies, and facilities at their web site: www.grandhoteloceancity.com. There is a 24-hour coffee shop in the hotel and there are many restaurants and grocery stores near by.

Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Ocean City is an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive from Baltimore or Philadelphia. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel. You can fly to Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, or Salisbury, MD, and rent a car. (Salisbury is 30 minutes away.) There is sometimes commuter flight service to Ocean City. We will help with carpools and roommate referrals.

To register send your name, address, phone nr., e-mail, whether you are registering for fall or spring, & check to: NeedleArts Adventures, PO Box 331, Crownsville, MD 21032-0331. One person per registration check, please. Make checks to NeedleArts Adventures.

Check our blog: www.needleartsadventures.blogspot.com for current retreat information.

Questions: Contact Sandy Sapienza. Phone - 410-923-6133. E-mail - sandra@annapolis.
net

NeedleArts Adventures, PO Box 331, Crownsville, MD 21032-0331

Spring 2015 Retreat Information

NeedleArts Adventures presents
Sewing by the Sea
March 2015
at the Grand Hotel,
2100 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Maryland, USA 21842

A retreat for textile and mixed media arts enthusiasts who enjoy
- quilting
- clothing design and wearable art
- cloth doll making
- paper arts (journaling, book arts, etc.)
- beading
- knitting & crocheting
    
Wednesday March 11th (8 AM) thru Sunday March 15th (6 PM)
Wednesday is a BONUS DAY for those who can come early. The retreat “officially” begins Thursday evening.

WHAT: Treat yourself to several days away from the distractions of home. We have reserved a spacious room in which to work and enjoy the company of other textile/paper artists. Make connections with old and new friends. Share ideas, advice and inspiration.      
Bring your equipment and supplies, and all those projects you have been meaning to work on! Relax and have fun. The schedule is designed to give you maximum flexibility so you can work non-stop, or take a break and enjoy a walk on the beach, shop, swim in the pool, or whatever YOU like.

Overview of Activities:
All activities are in the Grand Ballroom

Wednesday
      8:00 AM – 2 AM   Bonus Day for those who can come early
 Thursday
     6:00 AM – 8:00 PM Bonus Studio time for “Early Birds”
     8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Opening Program
    10:00 PM – 2 AM Studio Time 
Other days
      6:00 AM – 2 AM Studio time
Sunday     
      6:00 AM – 10:00 AM Studio time 
      10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Share your accomplishments
    11:00 AM - 6 PM Studio time



WHO:  This retreat is designed for sewing, textile and paper arts enthusiasts. People interested in quilting, beading, crafts, clothing design and construction, and hand- or machine-sewing activities are welcome. Scrap booking, altered books, collage, book making, knitting, crocheting and similar activities are welcome. There are always people engaged in some of these activities.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Space is limited.
Registration is $80 per person. It includes:
A full 6-foot banquet table of work space for studio time (you don’t have to share a table)
A simple project for an opening activity on the first evening
On the last morning sharing of accomplishments (show and tell)
Registration does not include lodging, meals or travel expenses.
Register soon to avoid disappointment. Registration is on a first paid, first served basis

A minimum deposit of $10 is required. Registration is refundable, except for a $10 processing fee, until February 1. After that time we cannot make refunds. You may send someone in your place.

LODGING - FOOD - TRAVEL: You are responsible for your lodging, meals, travel and things not specifically covered by the registration fee.
The Grand Hotel is a beachfront resort hotel on the boardwalk. Our group’s sleeping rooms are ocean view, with balconies. Each room has 2 queen beds, a microwave, a bar sink, some counter space and a small refrigerator.
Our special group rates are:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday the rate is $99 (plus taxes) per night.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday it is $79 (plus taxes) per night.  
This is single or double so sharing a room with a friend means even greater savings.  (There is  $20 surcharge for more than 2 adults in a room.) Participants must stay at the Grand Hotel; we cannot provide studio space for those who stay elsewhere. Many people will arrive early and depart the morning after the last day.

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Grand Hotel by February 1st to receive the group rate. You are responsible for making your own reservations. Identify yourself as part of the NeedleArts Adventures Group. The hotel’s reservation number is 1-800-447-6779 / 410-289-6191.

You can find travel directions and information about the hotel, its policies, and facilities at their web site: www.grandhoteloceancity.com. There is a 24-hour coffee shop in the hotel and there are many restaurants and grocery stores near by.

Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Ocean City is an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive from Baltimore or Philadelphia. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel. You can fly to Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, or Salisbury, MD, and rent a car. (Salisbury is 30 minutes away.) There is sometimes commuter flight service to Ocean City. We will help with carpools and roommate referrals.

To register send your name, address, phone nr., e-mail, whether you are registering for fall or spring, & check to: NeedleArts Adventures, PO Box 331, Crownsville, MD 21032-0331. One person per registration check, please. Make checks to NeedleArts Adventures.

Check our blog: www.needleartsadventures.blogspot.com for current retreat information.

Questions: Contact Sandy Sapienza. Phone - 410-923-6133. E-mail - sandra@annapolis.net

NeedleArts Adventures, PO Box 331, Crownsville, MD 21032-0331

Friday, September 12, 2014

Workshops for Fall 2014 Retreat


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
SBTS Fall 2014

To register please e-mail or contact Sandy by October 10th.

1. TITLE  Yarn Stick Stiletto
DESCRIPTION:  Lisa will demo how to take wooden skewer sticks wrapped in yarn to create your own stiletto. They are cool! And a handy sewing tool.
 CLASS SIZE:   20 Max
 KIT:  50 cents.  wooden skewer stick, batting, yarn.
 BRING:  Everything supplied in kit, except glue so bring some. Tacky glue is fine. I'll have a variety of yarn color options.  If you want to use your own yarn color, bring at least a 9 yd piece.   I will also have glue for sharing.
WORKSHOP LEADER:  Lisa Cook
DAY &  TIME:  Friday 10:00 to 11:00 AM


2. TITLE: Fabric Rose
DESCRIPTION: Learn this clever way to make roses out of fabric. They are a perfect hair decoration when you put them on a clip or ponytail holder. Of course they can be used for other decorations too.  This is the kind of project that you can’t make just one of!
CLASS SIZE: 20 max
KIT:
$5.00. The kit will include a pattern, templates, warming candle, needle, thread, a pony tail holder or hair clip  and enough fabric to make two flowers.
BRING: Scissors
WORKSHOP LEADER: Lillian Kreider
DAY &  TIME:  Saturday 9:00 to 10:30 AM


3. TITLE: Urban Doodles
DESCRIPTION: Create a unique fabric art piece through a step by step process  of Doodling and then Painting with fabric dyes. Join Lorine Mason <http://lorinemason.com>   in the creation of a one of a kind ‘Urban Doodles’ fabric art piece, suitable  for hanging or used in the creation of a treasured sewing project.  The journey begins with the use of templates and the simple act of tracing, designing your own personal art piece  through the creation of layered objects. The process continues with the art of  doodling; filling in, highlighting and morphing the basic traced lines.  Inspiration, step by step directions,  tips and techniques will be given throughout the  doodling process. Once doodling is completed; the act of adding color through the application of dyes directly to the fabric brings the art to life. There are no mistakes in ‘Urban Doodles’, simply opportunities to move in any number  of design directions throughout the process

CLASS SIZE: Min 6, Max 12
KIT: $10 per person
BRING: Nothing. Lorine will provide everything.
WORKSHOP LEADER:  Lorine Mason
DAY &  TIME:  Saturday 1 – 3 PM


4. TITLE: Intro to Gelatin Printing on Paper and Fabric   

DESCRIPTION: Join us in exploring the possibilities for printing on gelatin. Gelatin is a versatile surface for monoprinting without a press. Its resilient surface makes it possible to achieve great detail quickly with minimal equipment. The process uses only water based inks and paints which are not toxic. It is simple enough for beginners  to achieve interesting results and offers creative challenges to experienced artists. The process is easy and fun and can be addictive!

            Gelatin prints make interesting quilt blocks. Once you know the basics you can easily print enough blocks for a quilt in just a few hours.
            In class we will print on paper and fabric. We'll use commercial gelatin plates; you will receive directions for making your own plate at home. We will begin by learning some basic techniques. Then you will explore your favorites – combining them, building layers, and following your own direction.
            We will build a stash of interesting prints. Then we’ll use one to create a greeting card.
CLASS SIZE: 15 max
KIT:
$6  
Includes equipment and most supplies.
(Use of gelli plate & brayer; directions; some card stock & other papers; stencils, masks & texture tools; some acrylic paint; card blank and envelope.)

BRING: Apron or wear old clothes
             3 to 5 small bottles  fabric paint or acrylic craft paint in colors you want to use
            Some fabric  (approx. 10 pieces) about 9”x12”, prewashed and ironed, & fabric paints or inks. (Paints should be a creamy consistency. Acrylic craft paint in little bottles is OK.)
    Freezer paper (iron on the back of fabrics that are soft and flowy, not firm. Firm quilt weight cottons may not need to be backed) You can do this in advance.
   Optional things you may find useful
            Plastic gloves (if you like clean hands)
            Extra printing paper such white card stock or unlined 5x8 cards
            Any texture tools you may want to try.  If you want to try printing leaves they should be soft, not dry.

WORKSHOP LEADER: Sandy Sapienza
DAY &  TIME:  Thursday 2 PM to 4 PM
 Because so many people come for the Bonus Day and there is so little time on the weekend we are trying something new -  offering a class on the bonus day.   


5. TITLE : Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins!   
DESCRIPTION: Let's make elegant pumpkins in a variety of sizes, making the stems from toilet paper rolls! Of course we all save those dang rolls and never find anything to do with them...Now you will have something to use them for!
     I will have a kit for you with a finished stem, the stretch velvet, ( I have 5 colors) a pattern, a screw and a washer, leaves, floral tape, a TP roll, heavy thread and a big eye needle.  I will bring a few Phillips screwdrivers to share or bring one for yourself.  
    Sandy has stuffing to share, and I will bring metallic paint and paintbrushes if you wish for your stem to be metallic.  Your kit stem will be tan.
     I will, of course,  show you how to make another stem from the TP roll in your kit so you can make more pumpkins if desired for your fall table d├ęcor.
CLASS SIZE: 20 MAX
KIT: $5.00
BRING: Bring more TP rolls if desired in case you want to make more than one extra stem.
WORKSHOP LEADER: Judi Ward
DAY &  TIME: Friday, Oct. 31st from 1 PM til 3 PM






Sunday, August 31, 2014

Call for Workshop Proposals - Fall 2014


Sewing By The Sea Fall 2014

It is time to start planning for our  mini-workshops. Carrying on our tradition of sharing, we would like to offer several informal workshops during the retreat. Is there a technique or project you would like to share?

 We need your input!  What short classes would you like to offer?

As a workshop leader you choose the day, time and duration of your class. You can set a minimum and a maximum class size. Several people can lead a class together. You volunteer your time. You can offer a kit with a kit fee, and/or have a supply list for participants. The class can be hands-on or a demo.

In the past we have done things like learn doll-making techniques, make beaded bubble bracelets, felt bars of soap, make altered board books, explore foiling on fabric, see demos of lace making, decorate glass Christmas balls, and try yoga. Anything goes!

Send your ideas to Sandy by September 10th.  We will send out information about  the offerings in early October so you can register for the classes you want. If possible, send a photo of your project. Send it as a .jpg;  72 dpi is fine. Do not imbed it in a Word document or other text.

 For those of you who are attending for the first time, these are free workshops of 1/2 hour to 2 hours duration that are taught by volunteer teachers. The only expense to participants is the supplies. The purpose of the workshops is to share our expertise and interests, and to explore new techniques and materials.  And, of course, to have fun together.

Here is the basic information we need:
            TITLE OF CLASS
            DESCRIPTION    
CLASS SIZE: Minimum, Maximum  
KIT:  If any. What is included. Cost.
BRING: Supplies /equipment participants should bring.
WORKSHOP LEADER:  Can be more than one person if you want to work with a friend. One or  two sentences about yourself if you wish.
PROPOSED DAY & TIME: What works for you? How much time do you need?  (Sandy will confirm the date & time.) Remember, you can do a demo and get people started then they can work on their own to finish. 



We already have scheduled two workshops: PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS and Introduction to Gelli Printing in Fabric. To whet your appetite two photos are below. We can't wait to see your ideas.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Fall 2014 Retreat


NeedleArts Adventures presents
Sewing by the Sea
October 2014
at the Grand Hotel,
2100 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Maryland, USA 21842

A retreat for textile and mixed media arts enthusiasts who enjoy
- quilting
- clothing design and wearable art
- cloth doll making
- paper arts (journaling, book arts, etc.)
- beading
- knitting & crocheting
    
Wednesday October 29th (8 AM) thru Sunday November 2nd (6 PM)
Wednesday is a BONUS DAY for those who can come early. The retreat “officially” begins Thursday evening.

WHAT: Treat yourself to several days away from the distractions of home. We have reserved a spacious room in which to work and enjoy the company of other textile/paper artists. Make connections with old and new friends. Share ideas, advice and inspiration.           
Bring your equipment and supplies, and all those projects you have been meaning to work on! Relax and have fun. The schedule is designed to give you maximum flexibility so you can work non-stop, or take a break and enjoy a walk on the beach, shop, swim in the pool, or whatever YOU like.

Overview of Activities:
All activities are in the Grand Ballroom

Wednesday
      8:00 AM – 2 AM   Bonus Day for those who can come early
 Thursday
     6:00 AM – 8:00 PM Bonus Studio time for “Early Birds”
     8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Opening Program
    10:00 PM – 2 AM Studio Time 
Other days
      6:00 AM – 2 AM Studio time
Sunday     
      6:00 AM – 10:00 AM Studio time 
      10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Share your accomplishments
    11:00 AM - 6 PM Studio time


WHO:  This retreat is designed for sewing, textile and paper arts enthusiasts. People interested in quilting, beading, crafts, clothing design and construction, and hand- or machine-sewing activities are welcome. Scrap booking, altered books, collage, book making, knitting, crocheting and similar activities are welcome. There are always people engaged in some of these activities.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Space is limited.
Registration is $80 per person. It includes:
A full 6-foot banquet table of work space for studio time (you don’t have to share a table)
A simple project for an opening activity on the first evening
On the last morning sharing of accomplishments (show and tell)
Registration does not include lodging, meals or travel expenses.
Register soon to avoid disappointment. Registration is on a first paid, first served basis

A minimum deposit of $10 is required. Registration is refundable, except for a $10 processing fee, until September 29. After that time we cannot make refunds. You may send someone in your place.

LODGING - FOOD - TRAVEL: You are responsible for your lodging, meals, travel and things not specifically covered by the registration fee.
The Grand Hotel is a beachfront resort hotel on the boardwalk. Our group’s sleeping rooms are ocean view, with balconies. Each room has 2 queen beds, a microwave, a bar sink, some counter space and a small refrigerator.
Our special group rates are:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday the rate is $85 (plus taxes) per night.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday it is $65 (plus taxes) per night.  
This is single or double so sharing a room with a friend means even greater savings.  (There is  $20 surcharge for more than 2 adults in a room.) Participants must stay at the Grand Hotel; we cannot provide studio space for those who stay elsewhere. Many people will arrive early and depart the morning after the last day.

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Grand Hotel by September 27th to receive the group rate. You are responsible for making your own reservations. Identify yourself as part of the NeedleArts Adventures Group. The hotel’s reservation number is 1-800-447-6779 / 410-289-6191.

You can find travel directions and information about the hotel, its policies, and facilities at their web site: www.grandhoteloceancity.com. There is a 24-hour coffee shop in the hotel and there are many restaurants and grocery stores near by.

Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Ocean City is an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive from Baltimore or Philadelphia. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel. You can fly to Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, or Salisbury, MD, and rent a car. (Salisbury is 30 minutes away.) There is sometimes commuter flight service to Ocean City. We will help with carpools and roommate referrals.

To register send your name, address, phone nr., e-mail, whether you are registering for fall or spring, & check to: NeedleArts Adventures, PO Box 331, Crownsville, MD 21032-0331. One person per registration check, please. Make checks to NeedleArts Adventures.

Check our blog: www.needleartsadventures.blogspot.com for current retreat information.

Questions: Contact Sandy Sapienza. Phone - 410-923-6133. E-mail - sandra@annapolis.net
NeedleArts Adventures, PO Box 331, Crownsville, MD 21032-0331