Mark your calendars for the festival, October 10th to 14th, 2017! Workshops, Shows, Merchant Mall, and Events, it is a lovely place to connect with other fibre art folks and enjoy yourself. You may find out more information here: http://fibreartsfestival.com/
I will be teaching three workshops; but please note my email address is posted incorrectly in the brochure. Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The wall hangings for the workshops are currently hanging at Mrs Pugsley's Emporium in Amherst should you like to take a peak!
Here are the workshops I will be teaching:
October 11th: Delightful Dragonflies
This class offers the intermediate quilter an opportunity to work on tulle and/or organza. Students will work with water-soluble stabilizer, raw edge appliqué, machine appliqué and wooly embellishments. Students have the option of quilting the entire project, or just the borders. Built in embroidery pattern ‘Dragonflies’ from the Pfaff Creative Vision machine included in project - Kit Fee.
October 12th: Pictorial Quilts for Beginners: Red Shack for Ale
A course designed for those interested in pictorial quilts but unsure where to begin. There will be discussion of fabric colours and choices, and simple drafting of patterns. Students will be guided through the processes of raw edge applique, confetti, and quilt as you go techniques. With these techniques students should be able to design and stitch their own uncomplicated designs in the comfort of their sewing areas.
Students should be familiar with using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat, and have minimal knowledge of free motion machine quilting. Students will stitch the scene below from Prospect Bay, NS.
October 13th: Sari Scraps
When saris wear out, the good sections of the cloth are cut into scraps and stitched into wall hangings or blankets creating beautiful beaded and stitched items. Inspired by these items, this sari scrap art piece was conceived. Some blocks are odd patterned while others are medallions; stitched with all colours of sequins and beads. Some blocks are bobbin couched to created a thicker stitched line while others are hand embroidered. Students will be shown how to design patterns for the blocks, and some patterns will be provided. Bobbin Couching, beading, sequins and hand embroidery will be elements of the workshop. Experience in free motion stitching is necessary for this class.
October 14th you will find me at the Merchant Mall at Col. James Layton Ralston Armoury, 36 Acadia Street in Amherst from 10 - 4 pm. I will have patterns, kits, postcards, and other items for sale. Please come say "Hello!"