Abstract improv piecing is the hot new “thing” in quilting today. Donalee is excited to share her techniques with you. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a 24” square (approximately) that you can later make into a wall piece, pillow top, or make eight more (on your own) and have a 72” square!
In class I’ll talk about what makes a good composition, how to combine colors and patterns to create a dynamic piece. The $35.00 supply fee covers all the fabrics for you to choose from to make the 24” pieced square.
The $35.00 supply fee covers all the fabrics for you to choose from to make the 24” pieced square.
I’m an abstract contemporary improv textile artist. What does that mean? Basically, I use fabric, paint, dyes, and thread to create, colorful works of art that don’t fit neatly into any one category.
My approach to making art is a lot like the way I used to make jewelry. I don’t have a rigid plan when I start a piece; instead, I let the materials guide me and see where the creative process takes me. It’s a completely spontaneous process. I like to work with different surface textures and materials; many l’ve created out of solid white fabric, to help my pieces tell the story.
Sometimes I use traditional techniques, but I also like to experiment with unexpected materials to push the boundaries of what textiles can be. When I stand back and look at my work, I’m personally filled with a sense of joy and delight viewing the contrasts. With bold brushstrokes, delicate hand embroidery, and unexpected colors, I aim to create pieces that invite viewers to explore and engage with the work in their own unique way. Sparking conversations and connections that might be meaningful to them.
– Working sewing machine.
– Fabric of your choice.
– Fabric scissors.
– Rotary cutter.
– Cutting mat.
– Any other sewing notions you might want.
Irons and ironing boards are provided.
Bring your own lunch.
There will be a tea kettle and complimentary assorted RISHI teas available as well as sparkling botanicals available for purchase.
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