A Retreat with textile artist, Sophie Standing
April 23-26, 2018
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Among Friends Quilt & Sewing Center is proud to host Sophie Standing, who is an accomplished textile artist. Sophie was born in England.  She studied wood, metal, ceramics and textiles at Liverpool Hope University.  Since then, Sophie has worked as an artist in many different mediums, including works in ceramics, stained glass windows, weaving, dress making and more recently experimenting with textile art.  In 2003, she moved to Cape Town, South Africa and is now living in Kenya.  Sophie's textile embroidered art is inspired by the flora and fauna around her in Africa, which she combines with her passion for fabrics and textiles.  She creates her masterpieces using a fabric collage technique with thread painting for definition in the details.
Sophie will be conducting a four-day workshop at our first Among Friends Quilt & Sewing Center Retreat to be held in April 2018 at Country Lake Retreat Center in Underwood, IN.  Sophie will be teaching her fabric collage and thread painting techniques as each student recreates this adorable racoon named Bandit with fabric and thread.

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