I have been thinking about the heart a lot lately, and our capacity as human beings to love, share, care, grow, become, evolve, forgive, overcome, forget, and hold onto the nouns (people, places and things) that we come across in our lives.
I have traveled to lots of places in my life thus far, and when it comes to the places I have been, I feel like I have on occasion left a little piece of my heart there... and somehow it connects me to it, like a direct line to Rexburg, Brussels, Nuchatel, our house in Texas, and for the past 2 years, Holderness, New Hampshire, but more specifically Squam Art Workshops. A little portion of my heart stays there.
There are so many people and moments that contribute to it meaning so much, so much so that I, emotional robot Lizzy, am able to so completely open up to it.
Maybe you need that same chance open up too. Maybe you need to recharge your batteries. Maybe you need to be able to find a little piece of yourself at Squam in June, so you can take with you that clarified, creative, loving, evolving, growing, forgiving piece of yourself you are so fully given the opportunity to strengthen when you are there.Or maybe you're just looking for a good time...
It has been such an incredible moving experience each year, and I think everyone deserves a bit of that. So, won't you come spend the beginning of June in New Hampshire, next to a lake, to be serenaded by the incredible Jonatha Brooke, to eat icecream for breakfast (not me..) and taught dream classes by dream teachers? That is where I will be, anyway...
Registration opened on the 2nd, so hurry on over and see what's available.
Be a champion! Create champion, first place, number one, best peep of all time, ribbons!
With simple hand sewing skills, ribbon folding techniques, and beautiful champion ribbon making ingredients create beautiful awards for yourself and for your loved ones, so you can be a winner every day!
Kit Fee: $0
needle and thread
various ribbons wool felt
*I will have little rolls of fancy ribbon from my stash for sale.
Create a quilt in a day!
For beginners or seasoned trick sewers learn and use skills for quilting, to create a mini quilt. No patterns needed just a love and desire to create a quilted piece of art! Express yourself through textiles!
All levels welcome.
Kit Fee: $0
Cutting tools: scissors, mat, rotary cutter
glass headed pins
4 fat quarters of your favorite fabric
*some of these items will be available at SAW- please contact us directly if you should need one
Have you always wanted to create your own prints on fabric but weren't entirely sure where to start? Then this class is for you.
Together we will explore the basic ways to carve a block that can be used for printing fabric or paper. In addition, we will learn how to successfully print with them to create beautiful home textile prints. This class will give you a new skill to use for the rest of your life!
All levels are welcome.
Kit Fee: $0
Ink (oil based relief ink)
glass for rolling out ink
piece of craft foam
fabric for printing
hair dryer to heat set fabric
back to the analogy... I think our metephorical hearts are either limitless, or regenerating... because I've left pieces of it all over the place... and I'm alright. Come to Squam.