New Directions in Mixed Media Textile Arts

In this lively and engaged presentation, April Sproule will share some of her latest work that includes many of her Japanese Boro Inspired Stitched textile art pieces. Over the past few years, April has fallen in love with the process of combining fabric and paper with hand stitching used in innovative new ways.

As she shares her techniques with you, you’ll also see examples of the incredibly helpful sample books she creates for documenting her work. A short tutorial on the simple process she uses for making these books is included so you can make your own later using very basic materials.

The cyanotype process for printing on fabric rounds out this event as you see how quickly you can master this beautiful art form with no experience whatsoever. Always inspired by nature, April discovered this was a perfect way to use the plants she loves that surround her home. April freely shares information about her art, so there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

April Sproule is an artist whose medium is textiles. She has a great love of design and the many ways it can be used to enrich our lives. She has been creating with fiber since she was old enough to hold a needle. April’s her early professional training was at the San Francisco School of Fashion Design, and she continued her education by studying textiles, art, and business.  She has been a full-time studio artist at Sproule Studios for many years and enjoys experimenting with several mediums including painting, printing, machine stitching, and contemporary hand embroidery. She is inspired by the diversity found in nature: flora, fauna, and microscopic imagery.

This is an online-only Zoom Webinar, free to all active PenWAG members.
Guests may join; a $5 contribution is requested to help defray our costs