Come join me next week at the New Art Center, Newton, MA — ILLUSTRATION QUILTS, 6 Weds., 10/30 to 12/11 (no class 11/27), 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. You can register online at New Art Center’s website. Take a peek at some ideas / approaches to fiber art in my flickr set “Quilts & More“.
Six weeks is enough time to start and finish a small wall hanging. Hand and machine quilting will be explored, as well as several techniques for attaching pieces of fabric to each other and to a base. No experience necessary.
Just listed these items in my Etsy shop — clothcompany. I already have some wonderful balsam-filled sachets to list, so look for those – and there will be at least two Christmas Kitties next week, and — dare I say? — a batch of finished dolls.
We will be making these simple and yet charming tree ornaments in the December “Sewing for The Holidays” class at the New Art Center [Newton, Massachusetts]. Class meets for three successive Saturdays — Dec 1, 8, and 15 — from 12:30 until 2:30. There’s still time to sign up!
“Whoopee!!” she says — arms outspread in celebration. Fall is her favorite season. Fall’s the time to take a class! Join my New Art Center quilting class for 12 weeks of surface design exploration:
CREATIVE QUILTING at the New Art Center
Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 9/15/2011 to 12/15/2011*
Class is designed for artists drawn to fabric & fiber and for experienced or new quilters. Fabric is a unique medium – offering drape, texture, color, pattern, and sometimes narrative and history as well. It can provide creatives who are faint of heart a way in. We will explore how to get started and how to continue, once begun.
A twelve-week class allows for a relaxed pace. Participants can choose to try something new every week, or use the class as a structure in which to start and finish a substantial project (or both). Either way, you will end up with some finished work. We will explore many surface design techniques, including: incorporating found objects; stamping with ink; thread drawing by machine; couching; beading; bobbin-work; strip weaving; and three different image transfer processes. You will employ several methods of connecting fabric – raw-edged appliqué, appliqué under tulle, traditional appliqué, and piecing. Hands and machines will stitch, depending on preference
Rotary cutting will be demonstrated and used, and among the finishing techniques taught will be mitre-cornered cloth binding, so that one could use the class as a springboard to traditional quilting, if desired.