Online Workshop Fabric Jewelry: Metal Techniques in Textiles by Louise Perrone

Workshop  /  OnlineOnly  /  15 Mar 2024  -  22 Mar 2024
Published: 15.12.2023
Louise Perrone. Neckpiece: Reauthorized, 2010. Silk necktie, paper, magnets. Louise Perrone
Neckpiece: Reauthorized, 2010
Silk necktie, paper, magnets
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Unleash the potential of precious fabric scraps and waste plastic! In this inspiring workshop, you will learn how to transform these treasures into structured, geometric jewelry.

All workshops are interactive, and are recorded for viewing at your own pace. Participants have recording access for 45 days.
Louise Perrone will share the unique construction method she invented to stabilize and highlight the specific qualities of different fabrics, through the meditative process of hand stitching. Starting with simple, flat shapes, you will progress to building 3D pieces and incorporating hidden magnetic clasps.

In this course, students will learn how to transform waste fabric and plastic using Louise Perrone’s construction and hand-sewing technique.
We will go over the various sources for sustainable supplies and how to choose the best materials and tools for your work. Students will learn how to hand-sew fabric over a plastic armature using a variety of fabrics. 2D and 3D construction methods and creating a hidden magnetic clasp will also be covered.

Day 1
- Artist Talk–An introduction to Louise Perrone’s textile jewelry and how she developed her unique approach to construction, including a brief History of English Paper Piecing patchwork.
- Sourcing sustainable supplies
- Preparing fabric and plastic for sewing
- Hand stitching technique
- Stringing and knotting a necklace

Day 2
- Troubleshooting
- Sewing multiple shapes together
- Designing a 3D piece
- Making a magnetic clasp or pin back
- Cleaning textile jewelry

When: 15 and 22 March 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: 145.00 US dollars

About Louise Perrone:
Louise Perrone is a Canadian jewelry artist, originally from the UK. She holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metals from Alberta College of Art & Design and a BA in Sculpture from Nottingham Trent University. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in several publications. She is a recipient of multiple awards, including the BC Achievement Foundation’s Carter Wosk Award. She teaches in the jewelry programs at Vancouver Community College and LaSalle College Vancouver.

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