SO WHAT WILL I BE TEACHING? !
Sometimes I'll do extra wide strips with stamping to lay on top of the bigger piece - hopefully to create more depth and texture in the background.
It's an effective technique and still subtle enough for the more interesting foreground.
Sometimes, I'll use an unusual color and just the one color to microwave dye the background such as in the piece below.
This next piece used a very light color for microwave dyeing - just a suggestion of color to give some movement. So the first thing we'll be doing is "Preparing the Background".
We'll also touch on the use of fabric manipulation to create texture in fabric - things such as fabric and thread crimping, twin needle work - techniques that will add interest to a surface.
We'll also cover different ways to machine applique, to create some fun and interest in the applique itself.
Machine needlelace is great to incorporate it into quilts (below) - this will be covered during the week...
along with dimensional thread work lace done on wire,
and more fun with threads making thread fuzzies.
Bobbin curls using the heavier couching threads