My Striped Octagon Template offers limitless looks. Let's see what you'll create!

My Striped Octagon Template offers limitless looks. Let's see what you'll create!

Eco-bundled organic sateen capturing a sugar maple leaf from the back yard.

Eco-bundled organic sateen capturing a sugar maple leaf from the back yard.

A room full of Squam Art Workshops attendees, June 2016

Striped Octagon, Your Way!

In this full day, hands-on workshop, we'll focus on my Striped Octagon EPP template.  We'll briefly cover an overview of all aspects of English Paper Piecing before we dive into our own stash and experiment with arrangements, wrap papers and get stitching. This fun workshop is about exploring color and shape with one template. We'll cover everything from glue vs. thread basting, reviewing templates of every kind, tools of the trade, discuss stitching with linen, silk, cotton, and more. This age-old tradition of hand stitching fabric-covered paper templates into gorgeous designs offers limitless possibilities, and I'm looking forward to stitching this pattern with your group! 

If your group is interested in this full day machine and hand stitching workshop, please contact Tierney for details, rate and availability:  tierneybarden@gmail.com.

Eco-Dye, Silk Bundles

In a one day, hands-on workshop, students experience the process of using plants to color cloth. As an intimate group, students get as much as possible from this workshop: learning by doing, sharing each other's results, participating in Q&A, learning ways to use these gorgeous, unique fabrics - we'll have a fun time at a relaxed pace. Should your group choose, silk can be provided with the addition of a kit fee, or students can bring their own pieces of silk.

For details, rate and availability, please contact Tierney: tierneybarden@gmail.com

Enchanted Paper Cutting  

Remember the hours of fun you had as a kid folding paper and cutting with (almost) reckless abandon? Spend some time in a world where storytelling meets paper cutting and delight in the results. Tierney will share some tips and inspiration for incorporating your imagery into your own work. Mostly, you'll be purely at play. Bring your sense of wonder and a regular pair of scissors (smallish and sharp, but nothing fancy). Paper will be provided. 

This is a full day workshop, and we'll take our paper cuttings and translate them to fabric. We'll learn three applique methods appropriate for any kind of paper cut shapes.  If your group is interested in this fun, light-hearted full day workshop, please contact Tierney for details, rate and availability:  tierneybarden@gmail.com.

Simple & True, My Life As a Natural Dyer & Quilter

A light-hearted talk about my journey to becoming a professional natural dyer and quilt artist. A trunk show and Q&A are woven in to the presentation. Storytelling and fabrics will fill the room!

For details, rate and availability, please contact Tierney: tierneybarden@gmail.com

Artist’s Biography

Tierney is a quilt designer and natural dyer in upstate NY. When she's not designing, she's happily making progress on personal pieces such as art quilts and hand stitched garments. Having earned her BFA from NYS College of Ceramics and Design at Alfred University with a concentration in drawing and painting, Tierney brings her painterly style, love of pattern and storytelling to her work today. 

Learning the ancient art of shibori dyeing at Arrowmont in 2006 was Tierney's first exposure to hand dying fabric. From there, she went on to make her first art quilt which was shown in the 2008 Quilts=Art=Quilts juried exhibit. She has been published in Quilting Arts Holiday Gifts Magazine 2013 and 2014. Teaching and speaking venues have included Squam Art Workshops, Quilters Consortium of NYS, Cinch Art Space and area quilt groups. Today, she dyes, teaches and sells her fabrics, quilts & patterns.