Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Kate Thompson: June 25 & 26

Happy February Ladies! 
 I'm thrilled to inform you that Kate Thompson will be coming back to the Bay Area, and we get to host her for two fun-filled days!!! Below you will find all the details for the 2-day workshop Kate is teaching.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. So looking forward to spending a couple of days with you and Kate.  I absolutely adore her work and know you do too!!!

Kate Thompson



Date:  June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Location:  Intrepid Thread

1709 S. Main St., Milpitas, CA 95035
Time: 12-5pm

Cost: $175 (Fee covers both days)

Lunch:Please Pack a Brown Bag Lunch or Jack N' Box is across the street

Snacks & Water will be provided

Two day workshop  
Description of workshop:                         
In this class I will be teaching you how to make a fabric 4 signature book (6" x 8") with a wood based front and back cover. I will instruct how to make coptic binding stitch to attach the front and back cover and all of the signatures. I demonstrate how to make gesso and plaster covered fabric for the pages and how to make lace, fabric, plaster borders to trim your pages.
After the book is constructed we will be working on our pages using mixed  media painting and collaging techniques . We will work on our cover using collage, image transfers, drawing, painting with watercolors, gesso, re-inkers and pastels. We will paint portraits, partial figures and flowers (the painting can be painting over the image transfers or your own drawings). We will also start working on our pages with paint, stamps, applying plaster with stencils to create beautiful textures.
waxed linen
tapesty needle
2 pieces of wood for the cover (8" x 6") with drilled holes for binding
clothes pins
Venetian Plaster
Re-inkers and inks
Pan pastels
assorted stamps and stencils available for use

assorted fabrics for the pages (size 12" x 8"). They could be vintage linens or linen and cotton fabrics of various thicknesses
140lb hot press watercolor paper ( 12” x 12”)
Putty knife for applying plaster
assorted watercolors (reds,blues and yellows
Golden open acrylic titanium white
matte medium
wood or craft glue
Brushes: 1/4" and 1/8" angular brushes (golden taklon) Princeton select carries these and you can get them at Michaels
#0 or "1 pointed watercolor brush for detail work, any larger watercolor and acrylic  brushes of your choice, a cheap utility brush for applying gesso and matte medium
pencils and charcoal
awl for piercing holes for binding book
for collage and image ephemera transfers. I will have a selection of images to offer in class , but try to bring images that you want to use. Images of faces and figures to collage or image transfer.


  1. Hi Teri!
    Space is stil available☺️.

    1. I am interested. Where do people stay when they are there? What motel is close? Can you email me info? Terimahl@gmail.com