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Put A Bead On It: Embellished Textile Assemblage

June 5 - 10, 2022

Jennifer A. Reis  ·  jenniferannreis.com

Workshop at a glance

Discover hand-worked surface design techniques in fabric, thread, beads, and found objects.


  • Handstitching, quilting, applique, embroidery, embellishing


  • Fabric, thread, beads, found objects


  • A technique sampler
  • A personally conceived and created work

Artist Bio

Jennifer A. Reis is a textile artist who creates intensively 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 and prizes, including Kentucky’s Al Smith Fellowship, national adjudicated and invitational exhibitions, and teaching opportunities at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, Cleveland Institute of Art, Society of Contemporary Craft, and the Southwest School of Art.
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Workshop Description

This workshop focuses on hand-worked surface design textile techniques guiding students from basic to advanced skills in fabric, thread, beads and found objects. Hand stitching, appliqué, thread, and bead embroidery, and found object embellishment will be utilized by participants through creating a small technique sampler as well as a textile assemblage of their own concept and design. Advanced embellishment skills such as shi-sha mirrors, sequin rosettes, and beaded bezels will be covered. The workshop wraps up with presentation options for finished work.  Open to all levels, however students should have the ability to thread a needle independently.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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