Sew Karen-ly Created... Workshop
Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival 2016
Take strip-piecing to a whole new level by adding free-form curves to your work. Students will learn to cut the curves in the fabric free hand with their rotary cutter – no templates or rulers required – and then easily stitch the pieces together using cues from the fabric. Thread embellishment will be added after stitching. This technique can be used in a variety of projects, such as a landscape background, or in patchwork projects.
Project for the day will be a 14" cushion. Sewing machine, rotary cutter, and mat are required. A complete supply list will be provided upon registration.
This is an all day workshop, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Course fee covers instruction and class handouts. Students are required to bring their own fabric. This workshop is suitable for an advanced beginner or intermediate quilter. Students should have experience in the use of a rotary cutter, familiarity with their sewing machines, and the ability to sew a consistent 1/4" seam.
Friday, October 14,2016 9 am to 3 pm
Cost: $65.00 ($56.53 + 8.47 HST)
String Piecing For Beginners
Learn to make string quilt blocks. This fun and informal class is appropriate both for beginners wanting to learn patchwork skills, and for more experienced quilters looking for ideas to use up leftover scraps. Instruction will be provided on how to sew string blocks for use in quilts, or smaller projects such as placemats, or bags. Sewing leftover "strings" of fabric produces charming, traditional quilts in the manner of our frugal grandmothers. Students will be shown different foundation materials and block settings, as well as how to quickly and easily piece string circles. A sewing machine is required. Course fee covers instruction and class handouts. Students are required to bring their own fabrics, as well as an old telephone book. Students may choose to work on a particular project, or simply use the time to construct string blocks.
A complete supply list will be provided upon registration.
Wednesday, October 12, 9 am to 3 pm
Cost: $40.00 ($34.79 + $5.21 HST)
email Karen to register (firstname.lastname@example.org)