Fabric Collage

Skill Level


Required Skills:

  • Some experience using a sewing machine

Class Length

  • 2.5 Days
  • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm


Have fun creating fabric collages in a 5" x 7" card format and in larger, frameable pieces. Using fabric, Wunder Under© and an iron, let your imagination run wild. Images may be realistic, whimsical, or abstract. Let the color and pattern of the fabric be your guide. Try free motion stitching over the collages to add details. This is an opportunity to experiment with these techniques in a quick, structured, supportive environment. Handouts provided and samples available for inspiration.


Registration Fee $450 for members, $525 for all others
Materials Fee $12

Materials Fee includes: a variety of fabric pieces and wonder under, drawing paper, lightweight batting, frame cards and envelopes. One or two sewing machines available for student use during class.

Students to Bring

  • Good fabric cutting scissors
  • Iron
  • Towel (for ironing on)
  • Sewing machine for free motion stitching (able to drop feed dogs and free motion foot)
  • Favorite fabrics precut to 5" x 7" or 8" x 10" pieces (optional)

Instructor Bio

Rebecca Kobos’ uses fabrics to create realistic and whimsical images in her collages. A retired art teacher, some of her favorite subjects are cats, birds, plants, faces, and landscapes. She spends time making her larger framed pieces as well as smaller 5x7 mini-collages. Her work combines strong colors and patterns. Rebecca uses free-motion stitching to draw into these “fabric sketches” to add detail. Her pieces often include both commercial fabric and fabrics that she hand-dyes. Rebecca’s focus is largely on surface design in her fiber work, but she also spins yarn, weaves, paints, and collaborates with her husband on ceramic pieces. Her work can be seen in galleries in Florida, Iowa, and Wisconsin.


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