Friday, July 18, 2014

Textile Center at Florida Tech presents Fabric Postcards Workshop

 MELBOURNE, FL - The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology announces its final summer 2014 workshop.  “Fabric Postcards” will be presented Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the center’s second-floor mezzanine

In “Fabric Postcards” participants will join presenter Carol Poole for three hours of fun - transforming fabric scraps, card foundations, crayons, threads and markers into post office acceptable, one-of-a-kind post cards.   Provided kits will include materials necessary to make 4 - 5 postcards. Participants may also bring a sewing machine (in good working order with a fresh needle), a variety of threads in preferred colors, and BSS (Basic Sewing Supplies) - scissors (fabric and paper), snips, rotary cutter and small mat, and necessary sewing machine feet for decorative stitching.

Admission for the workshop is $25 for the general public and $20 for Friends of Textiles members.  All skill levels are welcome. Please RSVP by August 1 to textiles@fit.edu or contact (321) 674-6129.

This event is presented in conjunction with the center’s current quilt exhibits, Florida in Fabric II and Oil Stains: A Series by Eleanor McCain which are on view through August 23. 

Regular hours for the Ruth Funk Center are Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. The Center is located next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne at 150 W. University Blvd. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://textiles.fit.edu or call (321) 674-8313.

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