Designing with TEXT -

See 2 New Stencils in our collection this week! The Woodcut Letters & ArchiText, new Designs by Miles Frode, are prefect for layering, backgrounds or a metallic accent along an edge…see the fabrics and garments designed with these new text stencils in my journal entry. These stencils are available in a collection of 3 (Urban Cadence Text Stencil Collection) or  individually.

Ready to invite Diane into YOUR studio?

Just like sharing studio space, her streaming stencil video is sure to inspired your surface design work in new directions. For beginners to advanced designers, watch it often to spark your studio time.

“Diane is a great teacher, she gives easy to follow step-by-step techniques, information about products, plus tips & tricks for successful printing. I’m getting impressive results, even as a beginner! ” Marty in Omaha

‘In this video, Diane, one of my design gurus, is taking me to my next level with more advanced  ways of thinking about how I create using a stencil as a design tool-Thank you’! Lynn in San Fransisco

Take a LOOK - The trailer is up for the upcoming Surface Design with Stencils video. Go to DianeEricson.com and click.

Mid-Summer Classes in my Ashland Studio-

 Kids Fabric Printing- 12:30 to 3:30.This has been such fun! More sessions added: July 24th, Aug 7th (tues) and Aug 16th (thurs)

COLLAGE Design Class- 9:30-3:30, Aug 11th - with artist Miles Frode

Such a great way to hit the refresh button on your design eye!….this class with Miles, is sure to inspire new directions in all your design thinking. Join us for a day of cut and paste. The take away will be 4-7 pieces of new visual arrangements and more confidence in your design eye.

Surface Design: Print your Fabric- Friday, Aug 24th 

TEE Shirt Upcycle Class Saturday, Aug 25th. 

A popular combo of these 2 classes back to back to encourage your travel into Ashland next month! This is a great way to build your confidence with knits, how to combine them with woven fabrics and construction tips too.


Planning ahead for fun: FALL Retreat in Ashand-

Design Outside the Lines in Ashland-Oct 21-26th, will focus on Coats & Jackets with an emphasis on Making cool Raincoats. You’ll learn the ins & outs of grommets, snaps, zipper trim and creative uses for them as accents in your garment construction. Join my guest teacher, designer Gwen Spencer and I,

for a week of designing, walking in the fall leaves, sharing ideas and creating the raincoat you’ve been wanting. 




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