Put A Bead On It: Embellished Textile Assemblage

August 11, 2019 – August 17, 2019

Jennifer Reis

In this workshop students discover embellished textile assemblage and focus on hand-worked surface design textile techniques in fabric, thread, beads and found objects. You will also learn embellishment skills such as shi-sha mirrors, sequin rosettes and beaded bezels. During class participants will create a small technique sampler using hand stitching, appliqué, thread and bead embroidery, and found object embellishment. In addition, you will produce a textile assemblage of your own concept and design. The workshop wraps up with presentation options for finished work. Open to all skill levels, however students should have ability to thread a needle independently.


Jennifer Reis is a textile artist who creates hand-worked, ornately beaded and embellished paper doll icons on cloth using traditional and alternative materials. Her artistic practice has been honored with numerous awards including Kentucky’s Al Smith Fellowship and national adjudicated and invitational exhibitions. Reis has taught at Arrowmont, the John C. Campbell Folk School, the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, Cleveland Institute of Art, Society of Contemporary Craft, and the Southwest School of Art.

Jennifer Reis

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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