Fabric Art of Linda Johansen

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Classes offered by Linda Johansen

Contact Linda at (541) 758 - 9333 or info@LindaJohansen.com for availability, cost, and to answer any further questions. All classes were developed by Linda to help further your quilting enjoyment and enhance your fabric experience!

Art Quilter's Tool Box:
This class is for folks who want to start doing art quilting. The goal is to encourage students to work on small pieces regularly to practice the techniques, including finishing! It can be taught as five separate workshops or as a weeklong workshop.

  • Class 1: Finishing Supply List
    An introduction to free motion quilting and several ways to bind or otherwise finish a quilt
  • Class 2: Freehand Curves Supply List
    Three different ways to sew curves on the machine
  • Class 3: Fusing Supply List
    Working with several different fusible materials and learning what can be done with them
  • Class 4: Surface Design Supply List
    Several different ways to embellish the surface of a piece
  • Class 5: Exploring Thread Painting Supply List
    A further look into what can be done with thread and shading

Fabric Dyeing and Marbling - 6 hour class, maximum 15 students
Class Fee: $40

You've seen those great hand dyed fabrics. You've drooled over them - maybe even said, "I could do that!"! Now come learn how. Linda will show you how easy it is to dye in readily available containers. Linda will also show you several other ways to dye and marble your fabric, including various textures, color graduations and overdyes. Supply fee includes seven colors of procion fiber reactive dyes, 5 yards of PFD ready to dye white cotton, and synthrapol to wash out the fabrics. Linda recommends bringing more fabric for dyeing or overdyeing to class.
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Stamping & Painting with Fabric Dyes - 6 hour class, maximum 15 students
Class Fee: $42

Bring your own stamps, especially those you have made and borrow Linda's and come play with painting and stamping with procion fiber reactive dyes. We will cover many techniques of putting dye on fabric. This is a great way to make unique, one of a kind fabric in your colors. Class supply fee includes 3 yards of fabric ready to use, thickener for fabric dyes, 7 colors of dye, dye fixing mixture, and some synthrapol to wash fabrics out with. Linda will have many different textures (leaves, wire, string, rubber bands, washers.....) that you can borrow during the class, and you are encouraged to bring your own also.

Stamping & Painting with Fabric Paints - 6 hour class, maximum 15 students
Class Fee: $45

First you will make your own stamps, then use them with paints. Linda will help you learn how to make gorgeous sky fabric, and some fun textures as well. In class you will work with 100% cotton fabric and Setacolor transparent fabric paints. These are light activated, so you can get outlines of anything you want to lay on top! Class supply fee includes one stamp making kit, 3 yards of fabric, one pair of gloves, and 7 colors of paint in containers you can take home. Bring your own stamps, brushes, sponges & texture makers (see supply list) and get ready to play. Linda recommends bringing more washed fabric. You can paint over commercially printed fabrics too - if you don't like the color, paint it!
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Design and Color Theory & Practice - 6 hour class, maximum 20 students
If terms like analogous, complimentary, hue, tint, and shade mean nothing to you and you want to learn how to make quilts that YOU like, here is your chance. In the morning we will look at and talk about traditional color theory and design elements. You will do hands-on exercises. You will learn why you like particular color/design choices, and how to choose fabrics and patterns that fit you. In the afternoon you will use one block pattern, one main fabric and background, lots of accents, and work with the concepts you have learned in class to design a quilt top.

Fabric Vases I or II - 6 hour class, maximum 20 students
Join the next new 3-D trend and learn from the originator. Vases can be made functional or for artistic expression. Students will make two vases in class, learning two different methods of construction. With Linda's relaxed and friendly teaching style, get ready for one of the most fun classes you will ever take (according to past students). Linda will even share how variations were made to encourage you to design your own vases.
Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Vases - book required

Fabric Bowls - 6 hour class, maximum 20 students
This is a class you won't want to miss! Students repeatedly say that this is the most fun class they have ever taken. Linda will show you step by step, how to make classy or funky gifts for your friends, art for your house, and vessels to hold things. She will lead you through two basic bowl making techniques: the Round Bowl and the Square Bowl, plus cover tips she has learned since the book came out.
Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Bowls - book required
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Fabric Bowls II - 6 hour class, maximum 20 students

More bowls, more fun! This class covers the Triangle Bowl and Octagon Bowl. These two take a bit more time than the first two, but they're well worth it. You will complete both bowls in class, and then look out, you'll be hooked. Bring fabrics you love and create two fun items to take home and show off. All you need to bring are two fat quarters that go together for one bowl and three fabrics for the other.
Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Bowls - book required
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Fabric Boxes 1 - 6 hour class, maximum 20 student
Learn the tricks and tips to make two great boxes from Linda's new book! These really are fast, fun & easy – choosing fabric is the hardest part. Set one on your counter and your friends will be amazed that you made it. You'll have a Square Box with its lid, and a Recipe Box finished by the end of the day and be ready to try the triangle, pentagon and hexagon boxes on your own.
Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Boxes - book required
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Fabric Boxes 2 - 6 hour class, maximum 20 students
More Boxes! The Treasure Box makes a great gift, or put something in it for an extra treat. The Take Out box is great for lunches, or maybe a child's purse. Linda will help you make both of them in class, and talk about the variations. Be ready for a fun, relaxed and creative class.
Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Boxes - book required
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Stripey Quilt - 6 hour class, maximum 20 students
Get ready for another of Linda's quick and easy quilts. This one is made in strips. Linda will show you how to piece the strips and quilt the borders. Next you will begin assembly using a method Linda developed especially for this quilt. You can choose to use up scraps or coordinate your fabric using a theme. Be ready for the fun because the quilting happens while you sew the top together. All that's left is to sew on the binding!

Irresist-a-Bowls I Supply List
Irresist-a-Bowls II
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Gingerbread House
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