Workshops and Lectures

Scheuled Workshops

Bobbinwinders' One Day Workshop

Creating Metal Kimonos Using Wire Thrums

given by artist

Susan McGehee 

9am-4pm Saturday, April 21,2018 

Have you collected precious treasures that you would like to put to a creative use? Do you like the upcycle” approach to art?  Follow Susan McGehee on a creative journey that redefines fabric. 

Using wire thrums from Susan McGehee’s woven wall pieces, you can attach your found bits and pieces to embellish bronze screening, then fold and shape to form a sculptural 12” x 12” wire and metal kimono.  Besides the screen, supplementary found items and wire will be provided in the kits.  The creative imagination comes from you. 

Level of student expertise: No prior weaving experience necessary.

Maximum class size: 18

Cost: Members $80.00 (non-members $90.00) plus a kit fee of $16.00

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Workshop: Creating Metal Kimonos Using Wire Thrums, 21 April 2018, Bobbinwinders



Amount Enclosed___________(Member $80.00, non-member:$90.00 -  $16.00 kit fee will be collected at workshop)

The Fine Print 

Metal Woven Kimono Workshop with Susan McGehee, Saturday, April 21, 2018


The Sanctuary for Spiritual Living 

5446 Citrus Ave. Covina, CA (Between Gladstone & Arrow Hwy.) 


$80 for BW members, ($90 for non-members) plus a kit fee of $16.00

BW will allow only members to sign up until 1 Nov 2017 then it will be opened to non-members.

You can reserve your place in the workshop by providing at BW meeting or mailing in a check for the workshop amount.  Do not include kit fee.  The kit fee will be collected at the workshop. 

Make check out to Bobbinwinders. Send check and form to: Bobbinwinders, P. O. Box 125 Covina, CA

Class is limited to 24 people.  If more than 24 want to attend, a waiting list will be created.  

For any workshop questions, wait list etc., please contact:  Susan Bartky, or 909-599-6508.

Fees are NOT refundable. 

BW will make no refunds. It will be the responsibility of the participant to find a replacement and to collect monies for the workshop from them. If we have a waiting list those names could be used as a replacement source. In the event the instructor must cancel the workshop due to circumstances beyond her control, fees will be refunded in full. 

Your check to BW will constitute your agreement to the above. 

Attendees need to bring: Your bag lunch and beverage (water and snacks throughout the day will be provided). Small wire cutters, heavy-duty scissors and small needle nose pliers. Optional: Any found items, beads, shells, natural materials that have holes that allow for attachment, metal washers, widgets (anything small and interesting with a way to attach).  Bring some to share if you are able.

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