Saturday, March 12, 2016

Preserving Fiber Arts In Resin With Carmi Cimicata

If you come across vintage tatting, crochet or lacework while antiquing you will probably find many hand-embellished pieces that are worn, stained or torn.  They still have value but are difficult to repair.  Many crafters incorporate these found pieces into new linens or wearables.  I have discovered that embedding portions of detail work in resin is possible and can result in some outstanding new art jewelry.  

In my workshop I will show you how I cut, assemble and protect vintage items and how to place them into a bezel.  I’ll explain the proper techniques to mix and pour resin and how to assemble a finished set of bezels into a statement necklace with handmade fabric buttons. 
(A SECOND VIDEO TUTORIAL showing you how to assemble your jewelry will be added soon.)

I am making this class available free 
as a gift to my fellow resin lovers.  

It was originally created for STITCHED, a collaborative online project composed of 25 sewing, fabric and textile art workshops. Alma Stoller gathered an eclectic and creative group of artists, whom will taught everything from doll making, quilting, textile art and mixed media fabric art.

This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata. 
Please do not repost any part of it without permission.

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