Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fabric Art Wall Quilts with Linda Varekamp!


Fabric Art / Wall Quilts

Linda has been a hero to the Deadly Nightshades for a few years now - so it's a really big deal for me that she is teaching a workshop at The Make Den, finally. She is really, really amazing and she will help you with your own personal work of fabric art!!! Make an eye catching, unique work of textile art that will be the envy of all of your guests. Channel your inner “artiste” through this four-part fabric art workshop, and go home with a one-of-kind textile creation to proudly display on your wall! Learn some colour theory basics and a few simple techniques to make your own fabric art masterpieces. A basic knowledge of sewing is recommended for this workshop.

Monday March 5th
3-5pm (5 weeks)
Course fee is $180
Email themakeden@hotmail.com

Class Outline: (5 weeks/2hrs each week)

Class One - Inspiration. How to transform an idea into a textile art creation. See examples and use our “inspiration” images or bring your own. Choose your colours and fabrics.

Class Two - laying out the design. Begin layering scraps and cut pieces into your work and pin in place.

Class Three - stitching and embellishing. Stitch your work in place, make a quilt “sandwich”, and begin machine quilting.

Class Four - stitching and embellishing. Add that certain “je ne sais quois” to finish your design.

Class Five - finishing. Get your work ready to hang and make it professional with bound edges and hanging loops.

Techniques - Colour theory, fabric piecing, free motion machine stitching, machine quilting some hand-embroidery, binding, mitred corners.
Supplies - Cotton fabrics, various fabric scraps, quilt batting, ribbons, ric-rack, buttons, beads, etc., hanging rod. Bring your own “inspiration” images and fabric / scraps / notions to match your d├ęcor and supplement our stash.

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