Handmade Along the Highway Artisans Nan Loncharich and Irene Patrick invite you to a half day seminar on May 5 to learn their old world crafts of using recycled wool to make jewelry and artistic creations. During the class we’ll stitch a 5” x 7” wool appliqué design suitable for framing and create a ruffled flower pin as well as learning how to select and process used wool.
Irene Patrick, from
studied art at
and taught art in the Edinboro University . A producing artist for the past 50
years, she is currently a member of the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh as well
as the Norwin School
District and the Latrobe Art
Center for the Arts. She has exhibited throughout Pittsburgh
and in galleries in South Carolina
Nan Loncharich, also from
has been working with fabrics all of her life. An interest in rug hooking led
her to the art of creating wool flowers using the proddy technique. An
Instructor at , she is also the
author of the book Making Flowers from Wool. Westmoreland County
Both Irene and
Nan are juried members
of Pennsylvania’s Handmade Along
the Highway artisan trail program.
We will gather at the Lincoln Highway Experience, 3435 Route 30 East, Latrobe (near the Kingston Dam) on Saturday, May 5 from to . This class is suitable for adults. If you can sew a button
and Irene can teach you their skills!
The cost of the 3 hour class is $50 plus $7.50 for materials to make both projects (attendees are asked to bring a pair of sharp scissors). Class space is limited to 20 persons so please call the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor at 724-879-4241 to make reservations or visit www.LHHC.org to reserve your space using PayPal. The deadline for reservations is Tuesday, May 1st.