An Array of Textile-Related Services Are Available from
SAQA Oregon Members

Individual or group quilting instruction, quilts for sale.
Mary Arnold teaches a variety of quilt classes, both technique and patterns. Individual instruction is also available at her home or the student's home. Fee varies depending on what the student requires. Check her website for classes available and current class schedule.

Hand-dyed cottons for quilters, hand-dyed vintage linens, handbound books, quilts for sale, dyeing instruction.
Bonnie Bucknam creates hand-dyed cottons for quilters.  She offers six hand-dyed fabrics every other month through her Handwerk Fabric Club.  She also hand-dyes vintage linens.  She periodically teaches a basic dye class. She sells quilts and hand-bound books. Check Bonnie's website and blog, or email for more information.

Creative Solutions for Your Clothing and Fiber Art Needs
Many Fiber Artists do not enjoy the kind of sewing that keeps well fitted clothing on our backs. Betty Colburn, (DBA bettystitch) specializes in creative fit and restyle solutions for womens clothing. Her services range from hemming pants to altering wedding dresses. By appointment in the Hollywood District, NE Portland. Call her at 503-327-9034.

Stitchery and Alternative Techniques Instruction
Trisha Hassler will be offering several classes this spring 2014 as outlined below and hopes to cross paths with you all soon. 

Hope this finds you all well, excited about the year ahead and ready to try something new in the way you work with fiber. 

The Hand Stitching Class is always a favorite of mine, I have attached the class handout for a brief summary of what to expect over the 2 days.  Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions about this class.  I have been working on a thread blending technique that would be fun to share as well.

Several of you also requested my class on Creative Attachment Techniques for adding additional found object or hand made elements to your work.  Here is a handout for that class.  This class covers several different techniques you can use with many different materials, not just fabric.  You are invited to bring something you are already working on to move it forward. Also great to know about special requests.

Each class will be held at my home studio in NW Portland.  There is space for 5 students in each 2 day session.  Because of the intimate group, I will address personal areas of interest and have lots of time with each person, so bring something you are working on, have questions about or want to try for the first time.  The cost per student per day is $125.  Bring your own lunch, or get lunch from close by Whole Foods , Cha Cha Cha, or other.  Street parking or mass transit available.

The dates below are for 2 day classes.

Feb 22 & 23
Mar 8 & 9
Mar 17 &18
(or 19)
Mar 28, 29 30 (2 of these days)
April 19 & 20Trisha

Expressive Stitching
When you work in a way that invites an observer in for a closer look, it requires a slower pace... both for the maker and for the viewer. The intimacy that results is very rewarding for both.  You will experiment with time honored hand stitching techniques that will enhance your work. We will explore length, thickness, density, contrast and color by making samples used to construct a small reference book. We will also work as a group on several small collaborative pieces to create a unique
example of hand work.

Wish I May
Trisha Hassler
©Trisha Hassler 2013

Exploring Creative Attachment Techniques
Would you like to add an unexpected element to your art quilt? Perhaps some found object that helps tell your story with a little more imagination. Something curious that’s not expected in the world of quilts.Bring your challenging found objects to class and we’ll explore various techniques to attach these elements to your fiber art works so they enhance your piece and intrigue your viewers. You will work with various tools and elements ending up with samples to showcase your favorite techniques for reference.
Trisha Hassler
©Trisha Hassler 2013

Thermofax screen services, surface design instruction.
Wendy Huhn offers custom Thermofax screen services. She can produce screens ranging from 1/4 letter to legal size. The screens are reusable 100’s of times and work with thickened dye, textile paints, and discharge. Wendy can also make custom photo emulsion silk screens in larger sizes. Wendy teaches surface design workshops and a one-day class in making thermofax screens and how to use them. Contact Wendy for pricing and more information.
541.937.8061 studio

Hand dyeing and quilt design instruction.
Ann Johnston
Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing

Two Disks: Total runtime: 4 hrs 19 min
English Audio Track with English and Spanish Subtitles
 Color by Accident: Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing is an extension of the techniques Ann introduced in her ground-breaking book, Color by Accident: LowWater Immersion Dyeing. In an orderly progression of topics with over 250 samples of fabric and 17 live demonstrations, Ann teaches how and when to vary her basic method, including how to:
  • mix colors without exact recipes
  • create a smooth value gradation across one piece of fabric
  • manipulate the fabric to create many different textures
  • manage large pieces of fabric in small spaces
  • see the differences in the singlechemical dyecolors
  • adapt the Procion® dyes to silk
  • follow up with your own explorations with dyes
Other Resources

Learning to Critique

Check out Jane Dunnewold's thoughtful essay on Learning to Critique Effectively