Vintage Inspired Sewing Classes at 1244 Bloor St. W, Toronto, Ontario
Monday, February 6, 2012
Fabric Art Wall Quilts with Linda Varekamp
Fabric Art / Wall Quilts
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.
FABRIC ART WALL QUILTS Monday March 5th 3-5pm (5 weeks) Course fee is $180 Email email@example.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 décor and supplement our stash.