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 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 or call (321) 674-8313.

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