Thursday, June 10, 2010

Slower Things



     I will show you some more pictures of my Nancy Crow workshop piece but not until it is done. I am working on two things this week. One is my commission piece and I am still machine quilting. My goal was to have it done by the 15th. We'll see....I told her the 24th bit it would be nice to have it done sooner.

     I am also taking an online class called cloth to cloth workshop with Jude Hill. It was a five week class on developing this cloth weaving with raw edge pieces and this is the last week. Tearing, weaving, layering and hand stitching the piece before the piece is embellished. I haven't been much of a completer but did little samples so I could have the techniques down. She has prepared great little videos for us and a blog to post your work. All the videos files have been put into PDF files so we can download it and keep it in notebook for reference.


     So why not just buy a book and save some money? (Or better yet take a book out of the library and not spend any money). 60$ versus a 25$ book? Well, I am a visual learner. I need to see someone do the technique and then I can do it. But the format that she has set up of a blog to post your work and ask questions is really worthwhile. She has spent a massive amount of time answering questions and responding to people's work. Each person has interpeted the work differently so it inspires you.


     It was well worth it and she is a great teacher as well as talented person. I can't wait to spend time with these techniques. A nice small project size and something to use up all the scraps I seem to be accumulating. Recycling-I love this. And the process of hand stitching is really relaxing for me.

Only crazy people take blog pictures with the birds chirping before 7:15 am! And I will need to be a little crazier than usual in order to keep working this summer.

Happy Sewing, my friends!

4 comments:

  1. i admire you for continuing to jump in and try new things, take classes and push yourself even during SUMMER with a family :)
    i am liking these colors and style work work, look forward to seeing your recycled hand stichted work!

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  2. I was thinking it was only crazy people who take pictures and post toblogs at 11 pm. Everyone I know does this stuff in the morning while I'm still in bed!! :)

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  3. we are all crazy!

    new things- sooner or later something will stick with me and I'll create something wonderful:)

    ah-summer. I love it.

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  4. Hi Colleen, thanks for visiting my blog and for nice comment, really beautiful pieces you have woven, Jude is so inspiring and our classmates so creative.
    Anni

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