The Chaos of Perfection

October 3, 2020

Schedule: Saturday, 9am-4pm

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Registration Deadline: Registration Extended to September 28!

Description

Create a running-stitch journal! We use improvisation and raw edge hand-stitching with a variety of threads to make a product that is true to the maker’s style, and compliments sustainable living. This workshop aligns with the Japanese philosophies of wabi-sabi and Mottainai: embracing the idea that perfection is unattainable, accepting the work that our hands produce, and respecting the life of the materials that we work with. Textures and colors will emerge to inspire makers to take these techniques and apply them to uplift or mend wardrobes and home décor.

During our time together we will use batting as your canvas to explore techniques such as: quilt as you go, raw edge appliqué, foundation piecing, Sashiko stitching and Boro.

Level Novice and above

Class Size 9

Instructor Maday Delgado

Student Supply List
small scissors, favorite fabric scraps (optional), thimble

  • Tuition $110
  • Materials Fee $15 (payable to instructor at class time)

Instructor

Photo of Maday Delgado

Maday Delgado

As an art educator living in the Midwest, I’m passionate about sustainability and urban gardening, committed to maintaining a public garden space in the downtown area where I reside with my family. I spent my formative years living in Cuba, where I was born, and migrated to the United States as a teen, settling in NYC in the ’90s.…Read More

As an art educator living in the Midwest, I’m passionate about sustainability and urban gardening, committed to maintaining a public garden space in the downtown area where I reside with my family. I spent my formative years living in Cuba, where I was born, and migrated to the United States as a teen, settling in NYC in the ’90s. My professional background is in the banking industry. I switched careers over five years ago and now lead workshops in a variety of mediums such as textiles and paints, while working full time.

In all workshops, I encourage sustainability as a way to build confidence and community, with a back-to-basics approach and consciousness about resource use/waste. I have led workshops in Wisconsin and Minnesota on a variety of subjects, led Accuquilt club at Nancy’s Notions for two years ending in 2017 and have been an ongoing instructor at Blue Bar Quilts in Middleton, WI, since May 2017.

I focus on the perfectly imperfect aspects of discovery by exploring new tools and techniques to expand on experimentation as a means to living a satisfying, creative life. I’m a firm believer that creating with purpose and intention and cultivating creativity and whimsy in others can be the beginning of a transformative and healing future.

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Class Confirmation
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Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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