Just got word that my workshop (details below) for Quilt Canada 2008 has been approved! Yay! Another proposal pans out!
If you’re interested in taking it, it’ll be on June 4, 2008 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
For more information, you can check with the folks at the Canadian Quilters’ Association (although they haven’t got the workshop info for 2008 up yet).
I’ll be teaching this class locally at least twice over the summer and fall as well, so if you’d like to be on the list for an earlier class, drop me a line.
I’m contemplating an on-line version at a later date.
A Feel for the Land: Creating Texture in the Canadian Landscape
Workshop proposal – Quilt Canada 2008
by Vicky Taylor-Hood
Students will work on a myriad of techniques that can be used to given dimension and texture to textile landscape art. Special attention will be paid to achieving effects that illustrate the Newfoundland environment. These will include (but are not limited to):
- creating icebergs through layered, fused materials as well as through the use of stitched layers of sheer fabrics
- depicting realistic rocks by using fused snippets, painted and hand-detailed fabric and painted spun polyester (a.k.a. used dryer sheets)
- illustrating spume and surf through the use of machine lace and Angelina fibers
- using painted cheesecloth, tulle, organza, metallic foil and thread to accentuate light and shadows within a landscape
- creating foliage through painted dryer sheets
- aspects of house construction
All of these techniques will be demonstrated and students will have the opportunity to create samples. Some students will simply wish to take their ideas, samples and the materials provided home with them to work on their own. Those who feel sufficiently confident to leap from observing a demonstration to creating a finished product on the spot will have the materials available and the opportunity to do so. There is no set finished project for this workshop. It is rather an acquisition of tools with which to embellish the students’ own landscape designs. Students will take home with them the samples they have made and any unused materials that were in their kits.
Level of expertise: This session is geared towards intermediate to advanced quilters. Beginner quilters are welcome, but may find they need to supplement what they learn with more general quilting skills.
Length of class: six hours
Class size: minimum of 8, maximum of 15
Fees: registration for this class will be handled by Quilt Canada. There will be an additional $20 materials fee.