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Biography

Geri Forkner

Her work is represented in museum collections in New York, Atlanta, and West Point Military Academy. Her latest pieces have appeared at the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s “Fellowship” exhibit, Tyson McGee Airport, a joint exhibit of five tapestry artists “Time Warp – And Weft” at the NOTO Arts Center, Topeka, OK and scheduled for the Linden House Arts Center in Athens, GA. Her “Clothesline” instillation is scheduled for Jan 2107 at Rangsit University in Bangkok, Thailand. Geri is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and is a nationally known artist and teacher working with both children and adults. Her creativity is contagious and her students are always inspired to think outside the box.





 




​​Workshop - May 21, 2017
Geri Forkner
Sewing Bling: Introduction to Electronic Textiles

Sewing Bling: Introduction to Electronic Textiles
Wearable technology is here to stay, and best of all you no longer have to be an engineer or computer programmer to understand it.  You will be surprised by how easy it is to add attention-getting bling to your projects by sewing on LED lights.  We’ll use skills you already know. It’s even washable. Make a nuno felted scarf using traditional wet felting processes, then add LED lights by stitching a simple electric circuit with conductive threads. You'll get and overview of what's new in the rapidly evolving world of e-textiles. We’ll explore what products are easily available and also take a look at Internet sources when you get more serious.
For questions this is Geri’s email address: geriforkner@gmail.com and her website: 
www.weavingschool.wordpress.com


Supply List

Bubble wrap, small bubbles, 12 inches x  2+ yards min, stocking legs or elastic for ties, small container about 8 cup size, plastic grocery bag, towels, scissors, personal sewing kit, several snack sized zip lock bags. Optional: magnifier if you already own one.


Kit Fee: $15


Workshop fee: Members pay: $70 prior to May 19, $75 on the day of the WAC General Meeting, May 20 and the day of the workshop May 21. Non-member fee $80.You have the option of paying at the workshop or mailing the check to Rita Kreiger.
Workshop Location:
Bobbie Moon's House in Altadena, CA.
Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm with a one hour lunch break.

Note that the locations of these workshops vary. Due to

increasing costs the workshops may vary in price. There is often an additional kit fee. REFUNDS can only be made for cancellations received before the first day of the month in which the class is held.

TO REGISTER
or for more info about the workshop and supplies contact
Rita Kreiger
Make the check payable to: WAC
Mail the workshop check to:
Rita Kreiger, 758 San Simon, Claremont, CA 91711.
Please include the following: your name, address, phone number, email address and say that the enclosed check is for ________________workshop on _______________date(s)