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Alexis Lane-Sanders

Alexis is a creative who loves to dabble in a little bit of everything. The process of learning and trying something new is where she finds her joy. Here creative outlets include knitting, sewing, wire working, resin, embroidery, and gardening. When she isn’t working on a project, she’s curled up in a comfy chair with a good book.

Alexis lives in Austin, Tx with her husband and two kiddos (super cute chaos gremlins). In her professional life, she is a small home designer, and licensed interior designer.

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Lucky Star Classes:  Getting Crafty With Resin, Sashiko: Japanese Embroidery, and Shibori: Indigo Dying.

 

: : : Getting Crafty With Resin : : :

Class Description:

Explore the many ways resin can be used in crafting and making.

In our class we will experiment and play with resin. Each student will get to choose whether they want to make a funky paperweight, a set of geode coasters, or a resin bangle. We will learn the ins and outs of working with self leveling and UV resin, pigments and fillers. As time allows, we will play and create additional pieces from my collection of molds and goodies I will be bringing with me.

Class Offered: Half Day

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites:  None

Supply Fee: $25

What is included:

I will provide everything you need, including but not limited to: epoxy resin, silicone molds, pigments, mica powders, gold & silver gilding flakes, wire bezels for jewelry making, glitter and various mix-ins, large mixing cups, gloves, stir sticks, How-to Guide, and other materials needed for fun. I will be bringing my hoard of molds and stock of supplies to have fun with.

Optional Items to bring with you:

Costume jewelry, found items, color coordinated trinkets, crystal chunks, or anything else you may want to capture in your resin creation.

An apron

How to Pay Kit Fee: Venmo to @Alexis-Sanders-59 or PayPal to LexpSanders@gmail.com

 

: : : Shibori & Natural Dyes : : :

Class Description:

Shibori is a cloth dying tradition found in Japan, China, Africa, Indonesia and India.

In our class we will learn about Indigo and other natural dyes, and how to pleat, fold, scrunch and twist fabric to form a textile resist. We will take our creations and submerge them into our selection of natural dyes, and discover the amazing patterns that are created. Each student will be provided with a bandana and t-shirt to dye, but are encouraged to bring other textiles to play with (we have enough time for plenty of projects). Students can also bring anything they prepared in Shibori’s sister class, Sashiko Embroidery Mending and Stitch Resist, to dye.

Class Offered: Half Day

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites:  None

Supply Fee: $20

What is included:

I will mix up a large batch of Indigo dye and two other natural dyes, 1 cotton bandana and t-shirt for each student, drying racks, clothes pins, poles for wrapping, twine, buckets, wood shapes, clamps, tongs, etc, needed for the dying process.

Recommended Items to bring with you:

Rubber gloves that reach your elbow

Natural fiber (undyed) garments or fabric to dye (cotton, linen, hemp, bamboo, and silk work great) https://www.dharmatrading.com/ is a great source for things to dye.

How to Pay Kit Fee: Venmo to @Alexis-Sanders-59 or PayPal to LexpSanders@gmail.com

 

: : : Sashiko Embroidery Mending & Stitch Resist : : :

Class Description:

Learn hand stitching and mending techniques to strengthen and repair fabrics with beautiful works of art! Sashiko takes a simple running stitch to create elaborate geometric patterns to reinforce fabric and adorn patches. We will also learn how to take those techniques, and apply them to undyed fabric to create a stitch resist, which creates a beautiful pattern in the fabric once it is submerged in a dye bath. Each student will learn the basic techniques, then choose between a sashiko embroidery or stitch resist project. This class will not cover the actual dyeing portion of the project, that is provided in Sashiko’s sister class, Shibori and Natural Dyes.

Class Offered: Half Day

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Prerequisites:  None

Supply kit: $20

What is included:

I will provide everything you need, including but not limited to: Indigo fabric, stitch resist fabric, palm plate thimble, Sashiko needles, Sashiko yarn, embroidery scissors, fabric pens, trace paper, pattern templates, and an instructional guide.

You are welcome to bring your own supplies and pay $5 instead, to cover the cost of templates and class guides. https://stitchedmodern.com/ is a fabulous sashiko supply resource.

Optional Items to bring with you:

Garments to mend or embellish

Extra natural fiber cloth or garments to use in stitch resist

Fun fabric scraps to create patches with

Magnifying light if your eyes get tired easily

How to Pay Kit Fee: Venmo to @Alexis-Sanders-59 or PayPal to LexpSanders@gmail.com

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