Featured Artists as Instructors

Brass Octopus will be hosting classes led by talented artists in the textile community.  Each class will offer participants a chance to delve deeper into their creativity to strengthen skills and inspire new fiber practices.  

There is a fee to attend each class plus material fees.  Some classes may require participants to bring materials as well.  There will be a limited number of sewing machines available for rental or participants can bring their own.

For additional information, please contact us at:  thebrassoctopus@gmail.com


Featured Artists

Maday Delgado 

Sustainable Textile Design

Artist's Mission: Nurture Artistic Platforms Across Cultures & Generations to foster creative work,  one positive action at a time, with a focus on Sustainability & Education.

Maday Delgado will be joining Brass Octopus as a Featured Artist and Teacher on three dates in 2020.  She is featured in and will be available to sign a copy of the book Quilted for those interested in purchasing a copy.  Click here to reserve your seat.  Seats will be limited.


Improve Circles to Impress - April 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

I'm passionate about curves because curves delight the imagination and push the boundaries of visual sewing skills. Curves are dynamic and easier to use than it looks! Join me as I take you on a curved journey that will bring the aha moment to a new level. I will share my tips and tricks for constructing beautiful sewn curves and expand your sewing tools' repertoire.

Fabric kit will be provided for your enjoyment during the workshop. You will also have the opportunity to use your own fabrics. Please bring a collection of 4-6 neutral fat quarters. You can also purchase at the shop with a 10% discount.

The Art of the Big Stitch - April 5th, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Introduction to Weaving - August 15th 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Weaving as a sustainable practice can be rewarding and fun. It also connects us to the generations that came before us and a craft that endures the test of time. We will explore weaving with traditional and non-traditional textiles and textures beyond the use of yarn, color play and most importantly, the meditative aspect of this timeless art. You will be rewarded with a fabric swatch completed entirely by you, using a loom and your hands.

All supplies will be provided for your convenience during class and you will have a loom and some yarn to continue your work at home as well.