Beading Workshop in San Antonio

bof.jpgAn exciting opportunity for fiber and bead artists in the San Antonio area is coming up. Larkin Van Horn who (literally) wrote the book about using beads as an embellishment on fiber art will teach a day-long workshop sponsored by Fiber Artists of San Antonio. Here are the details from the workshop flyer:

 Vessels, Shrines and Reliquaries


Larkin Jean Van Horn of Whidbey Island, WA will present a six-hour workshop on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Alamo Heights Christian Church (near northside San Antonio), sponsored by FASA, but open to the general community.                                                     Workshop Fee: $50.00         Kit Fee: $15.00

Larkin is an internationally known author, lecturer, and fiber artist known for her wearable art and beading. She has been a  designer at the Bernina Fashion Show (International Quilt Festival in Houston) and is the author of Beading on Fabric. She will be teaching at the Quilt Festival this year. FASA is pleased to be able to take advantage of her proximity to bring her to San Antonio. This is an exceptional opportunity to study with a fiber celebrity at a very reasonable price.

The focus of the class in one day is on the actual decoration and construction of the shrine or vessel.  Not everyone will  finish during the class, but should  be well enough along to complete the project  at home with the information provided . Larkin will expect students to arrive with some idea of what they wish to make the vessel to commemorate - that is, if one wants to include pictures of Grandmother because the shrine is a tribute to her, one must  come with those pictures already printed on fabric.  If one wants to make something about the Day of the Dead, one would bring the appropriate fabrics and baubles.  Alternatively, one can just come and play with fabric collage and learn the construction method to apply to other things at a later date. In other words, this workshop can focus on either Process or a Product depending on the student's intent. As part of the kit fee, students will all receive a copy of  Larkin's  vessels pattern, which will serve as a printed reminder of what was done in class.


How to sign up for the workshop:

Make out your check for $50.00 to FASA .
Send to
Caryl Gaubatz
19818 Lloyds Park
Garden Ridge,TX, 78266

The kit fee will be paid directly to Larkin on the day of the class. A materials list will be sent to you upon receipt of check. Please include your email address(if applicable) with your check. Cancellation Policy: A refund of $45.00 will be given if Caryl is notified  by 31 October. After that date, NO refunds will be given. Questions? Call Caryl at (210) 651-0208 or email her at

Larkin will also deliver a lecture, open to the public and free of charge, hosted by Fiber Artists of San Antonio:

TOPIC: Fabric and Beads: A Winning Combination
WHEN: Monday 12 NOV 2007
WHERE: Alamo Heights Christian Church
The church is located on  the corner of Primrose and N. New Braunfels directly across the street from Sunset Ridge Shopping Center. To access the church parking lot, turn onto Primrose and park behind the church. There is a limited number of handicap only spaces directly in front of the church.