Floating Ships with Ann Wood | Sweet Paul Makerie

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Floating Ships with Ann Wood | Sweet Paul Makerie

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Taught by: Ann Wood

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Saturday, April 8 : morning & afternoon *all day class

We are going to create magical floating ships with billowy sails - they twirl in the breeze and cast lovely shadows. We will spend the first part of the day creating the ship hull - you will learn to create graceful curved forms with simple materials. In the second part of the day, we will be making sails and embellishing them with embroidery, lace, lovely patches and anything you like. You will make a vessel that’s uniquely yours.  And finally rigging our ships - putting it all together.  The finished ship is 18 X 11 (you can remove the mast for easier traveling if necessary).


Skill Level

no experience necessary


Materials to Bring

. Please bring fabric if you like. I’ll bring lots of my fabric collection to share and everything else you need. .


Materials Provided

. ship and sail templates and patterns .
. fabric .
. sewing supplies .
. wood dowels .
. beads & spools .
. antique buttons .
. glue .
. embroidery thread .
. string .
. cardboard .
. lace .
. other embellishments & fun stuff .


About Ann

I live in Brooklyn New York near beautiful Prospect Park. I work with mostly found and salvaged materials many of them vintage or antique garments. I am interested in transformation: cardboard boxes from the fancy grocery store on my block become turreted castles and follies and windmills, and wretched and ruined old petticoats and gowns become roiling boiling seas for paper mache ships and boats. I enjoy using unassuming materials, cardboard, paper and other discarded things. The practicality appeals to me and I love the idea of giving the humblest and most common materials and tired, dispirited and faded things new importance and meaning. Searching for materials to work with is a big part of the joy in the process for me, I love the adventure of it, the happenstance and the surprises – a label with a name, an unexpected lining, some wonderful bit of an incongruous print perfectly preserved in the layers of a ruined 150 year old cuff or an odd and wonderful bit of mending – someone else’s hand. I particularly enjoy working with garments, there is a kind of affection and tenderness in the re-use and re-purposing of things that were once personal and perhaps treasured possessions. 

Contact

 

annwoodhandmade.com
instagram.com/annwood
info@annwoodhandmade.com