In this workshop participants play with thickened lemon juice with stencils, masks, screens and on it's own.  As the images do not appear until heat is applied with an iron or heat gun, there are always surprises! Kits will be provided for each participant. Details upon booking.

Silk Screening Lemon Juice
Painting with Lemon Juice
Stencils and Lemon Juice
Shibori and Lemon Juice.
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Introduction to Design

How did I get from a photo of a piece of antique printed linen to the stitched bird?  That is the adventure and fun you will experience in creating your own designs. This introductory course will teach several methods which can be used over and over again to create your own designs from any source of inspiration. Students create a minimum of 14 original designs. This workshop is available on-line or in person. Email me at for details.


Design 2

Interested in delving further into the design process and its relationship to the Elements of Art?

In this workshop we look at each of the elements in depth and work through design exercises tailored to focus on a particular element - creating a design that highlights that element.


There are 5 modules in this class - Line, Shape/Form, Colour, Value and Texture.


Surface Design Techniques

Choose one or more of the following surface design techniques.

I will create a workshop to meet the interests of your group.

Kits will be provided if desired.

Paper lamination - a process of laminating paper to fabric. The fun begins with altering images, or only laminating portions of an image. Stitchability of the fabric remains intact.

Image Transfer - learn several techniques to put images on fabric. Wax paper, acetone, Citra-Solv, and matte medium are just some of our tools. Creative use of these methods are explored.

Creating Textile Beads - learn to use several materials in creating original beads. Of course a heat gun is indispensable in creating beads with things like Tyvek, page protectors, felt, shrink film, plastic wrap and other materials.

Lutradur, Evolon and Tyvek - These manmade fibres provide very interesting possibilities for textile artwork. Distressing, printing, painting, cutting......

Heat and Fire - Does a heat gun give you a feeling of power? This workshop will look specifically at distressing, melting and altering various textiles.

Acrylic Felt - Focus on this particular textile and how it can be altered and used in textile works.

Inktense Crayons and Blocks - The possibilities these crayons and blocks inspire on papers and fabric can be very exciting. Their brilliance is outstanding.

Wheat Paste Collage - using wheat paste, we will collage unusual papers and fabrics to create artworks. The resulting collage can be stitched by hand or machine. 


Felting Pods

This workshop is a basic wet felting workshop. Participants will learn how to use a flat resist and a balloon to create a bowl, pod or bird house. Kits will be provided for each participant. Details upon booking.

Various shapes can result from using the same resist.

The completed pod can be

embellished with hand embroidery.

Please note the content on this site is for personal use only. If you would like to use anything from this site, please contact me. All contents of this website are Copyright © Janet Scruggs. All Rights Reserved.

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