Looking Through: Transparency in Paintings and Patchwork 'Window' motifs and the still life tradition in paintings, together with translucent fabrics, are rich resources for quilt design.
The Mediterranean: Influence on Colour and Texture Light, colour and motifs of the region, which inspired many 20th century artists, may also be starting points for the design of textile pieces and quilts.
Colour Theory: A Practical Approach How the choice of colour, its hue, shade, intensity and proportion can make textile pieces visually interesting.
Colour, Texture and Transparency; a Journey in Quiltmaking.
Felt Making for Quilts Simple felt making for patchwork using fabric, wool and silk tops. We shall use both wet and dry methods, the embellisher (needle punching) machine and some machine embroidery.
Fabric Cards Greeting cards made with painted and printed silk fabrics, embellished fabric and machine embroidery.
Transparency and Texture: Machine Embroidery for Quilts Sheer fabrics now generally available, offer exciting possibilities for quilt design. In this workshop, students explore methods to create wall hangings and quilts that imply the idea of translucency and 'looking through'. Some pieces can be double sided and may be viewed from the front or back. A variety of materials are used, including hand painted silks, organza and dissolvable film. The work may be embellished with machine and hand embroidery. Simple piecing methods will be used for assembly.
Traditional Techniques: New Applications Time-honoured methods of sewing and fabric embellishment can be adapted to create interesting contemporary quilts. Topics include felt making, mark making, collage and machine embroidery.
Colour on Fabric: Dyeing and Painting Workshops Basic hand-dyeing of silk, wool and cotton fabrics using hot water acid and direct dyes and procion fibre reactive cold water dyes. Painting, stamping and stencilling on fabrics using silk and fabric paints.
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