9:00 AM – 12:00 PM with a 90-minute lunch break, class resumes at 1:30 PM -4:30 PM
Note: Sewing machines will be provided to every student, courtesy of Pfaff & Meissner’s Sewing.
Students will create improv blocks to be used in a small or large piece. The blocks may vary in size and shape and can be very complex or quite simple. This is a great class for becoming comfortable with the process of creating without an initial plan, while at the same time, retaining a little structure. Sheila will demonstrate construction techniques for sewing curved seams and discuss some of the challenges you may run into with spontaneous design and piecing.
You will be using solid colored fabric in this workshop. I know many people may not have this in their stash. You may purchase fat quarter packs to give you more variety without having to buy a lot of fabric. Also, you may choose your palette in advance and purchase multiple values in each color you use. For example, If you like blue, make sure you bring a very dark blue value, a very light, and a few shades in between if possible.
Neutral fabric is very important in this workshop. I suggest bringing grays and taupes (warm and cool), but keep them on the light side. Bring black or brown (at least a half yard of each). For example, if you want to use earth tones, you might want very dark brown or black, if you are using cooler colors, a charcoal/black would be nice. The main thing is to have options.
Please feel free to email with any questions regarding fabric or anything else for the workshop. I am more than happy to review your fabric choices and provide feedback in advance! firstname.lastname@example.org