Lisa Binkley holds a B.S. in Textiles & Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Formerly a public policy analyst, she has maintained an active fiber art studio since 2000 and has been teaching since 2007. Her award-winning artwork has been selected for national and international exhibitions including those of the American Quilters’ Society, the International Quilt Association, Crafts National, CraftForms, Wisconsin Artists Biennia, and many others. Lisa and her artwork have been featured on local and national television, in internationally-distributed books and magazines, and in many local publications. Her art is represented in public, private, and corporate collections. Lisa enjoys sharing her passion for the fiber arts through her artwork, classes, and lectures, and she teaches throughout the U.S. She and her husband, illustrator Ed Binkley, have two young-adult children. Lisa and Ed live in the woods of Madison, Wisconsin with their big fluffy dog.
” Continuous Threads”
Will be presented at our guild meeting on Thursday April 19th at 7:15 pm.
This is a lecture and slide show about my development as a fiber artist with images of the many art pieces I’ve made. I bring available original work for display. In addition to talking about inspiration, the various techniques I use, and information about each piece individually, this lecture focuses on the many ways that of our lives feed our creative process and can be the inspiration for our work as stitchers. Because so much of my work includes beads, I also provide a brief history of beads and their evolution as a medium for creative expression from tens of thousands of years ago through today. This lecture is about 1 hour in length, including time for Q&A with the audience.
Beginning Bead Embroidery
Students explore all the basic stitches used in bead embroidery. They will go home with a sampler containing lots of bead embroidery stitches, hand-outs with information about beads, threads, and embroidery techniques, and will have many fun new ideas to try at home. All students need is a sharp pair of scissors and a desire to learn new ways to embellish quilts, garments and just about anything made of fabric. $25 kit fee.
When: Friday April 20, 2017
Bead Embroidered Ornaments
Students explore both simple and more complex bead embroidery techniques while creating a beautiful beaded ornament or mini quilt for their home, as a gift for someone special, or to be incorporated into a wearable art object such as a necklace, brooch, or small handbag. Kits contains the ornate fabric base for the projects as well as coordinated beads and thread and detailed instructions. Choose a kit. Kit prices are from $35 to $50.
When: Saturday April 21, 2017