One weekend: 14 hours
(Friday evening and a Saturday/Sunday)
Level: For beginners and more experienced
Begin with a photograph of your favourite ‘curved’ view, and design your own original landscape quilt. Take a walk into the unknown holding hands with an experienced fibre artist, and create a work of art! Learn to look at your surroundings with an artist’s eye.
We will start with an explanation and demonstration of the top-stitch curved piecing technique in 3 easy steps. Design tips and guidance for simplification and abstraction will be offered as you create the black line drawing that becomes the pattern for your landscape. You will be shown an array of techniques that can be added to your original design as your work progresses, such as sheer overlay, watercolour and encaustic accents. A demonstration of creating your own trees as off-site appliqués will be included, using bobbin-stitching, couching and free machine embroidery techniques.
NOTE: Each participant will create their own sampler using the introduced techniques. Finished works will reflect the individual’s experience.
Kit Fee: $5