I love it when my students send me pictures of finished work from classes I have taught as I don’t often get to see the finished product. The above ‘Michelle’ pillow is Karmen Sunshine’s from a class I taught in Atlanta. It is made from hand dyed wool and accented with a great polka dot fabric.
Archive for March, 2010
I have just returned home from a wonderful teaching trip in Colorado. I stayed at my friend Andreas home and was delighted to see all her projects she had made using my CD ‘Folk-art Dreams’ by Electric Quilt. It is a really fun product with about 180 blocks on it that can be changed to any size you desire. The above pillow is a block from my ‘Mercer Lane’ quilt and the small quilt below is the center of ‘Uniontown Square’.
The class I taught was my ‘Altered Texture’ and loved all the embellishment techniques each student tried using wonderful threads and stitches.
These leaves are layered and them embellished with a closed fly stitch using seagrass and embroidery floss.
I find this all so inspiring! I hope to spend the day doing a little stitching myself.
What a wonderful creative weekend I spent at NEORQC this past weekend. I had 16 students in class and everyone pushed the limits. I am sure you will agree once you view their work. As it was a weekend retreat we had more time to concentrate on each element in our piece. They used a journal to record ideas and we all shared with each other.
My head is spinning with great embellishment techniques and fibers. My hands just don’t work fast enough to do all the creations in my head. I just had to share some pieces with you that I have been working on.
Here I have used a metallic thread and hand dyed floss for a coral and a Pekinese stitch. They give such depth to the wool.