F3 – Northwoods in Stitches with Julie Crabtree – June 13-14, 2023

F3 – Northwoods in Stitches with Julie Crabtree – June 13-14, 2023


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Advance registration is required for all classes. 

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2023

NOTE: Tuition includes a $25 one-time registration fee. If you have already paid the fee, it will be deducted from your total before your card is charged.

Class Description:

Create a piece of stitchery inspired by the woodlands. Students will use dissolvable stabilizers, making a sandwich of fibers, snippets of fabric, and threads which is stitched on the sewing machine free motion. After dissolving the stabilizer the dried piece is ready for further stitching by machine and hand, adding texture, foliage, birch trees, ferns etc.

Instructor Biography:

Julie Crabtree was born in Nottinghamshire, England. She has attained City and Guilds of London qualifications in Fashion, Textiles, and Embroidery at Mansfield College of Arts, where she went on to teach before leaving for a life in Canada and eventually the United States. Along this journey Julie experienced various aspects of life and skills. She brings this all together as a practicing textile artist, teacher and painter. Although she is primarily a textile artist, painting has become a more prevalent passion recently. “Painting has always been a part of my textile creations, keeping a sketch book journal as a basic working reference to my ongoing projects.”

Landscapes are a primary focus steeped in color, texture, earth, trees, foliage, sea and rocks distorted through time and the extreme elements give an endless inspiration for ideas. From realism to a more recent exploratory textural expression. The immersion of nature with centuries of erosion evokes a desire to create as in the past with a needle, thread and paint capturing the feeling and time within the pieces.

Additional information


June 13-14, 2023

Class Hours:

9:00 – 4:00


Materials Fee

Supply List

Students should bring:
• A sewing machine with the ability to drop the feed dogs [ teeth] , NON computerized is preferred.
• Extension cord
• Scissors (small pointed type as well as large)
• Needles
• A variety of sewing machine threads and hand embroidery threads a variety of colors and textures.
• Beads to embellish.