Come to the workshop and have fun learning a completely different method of producing cloth/quilts from pieced fabric construction and the simple running stitch. Enjoy the creativity of producing your own unique cloth/quilt.
Date: Sunday 29 October 2017 Time: 9.30am-4.30pm Cost: $120 Minimum students: 6 Maximum students: 10
No precise planning, measurement, cutting or fine sewing required. The piecing of cloth is a free-form, dynamic process and your cloth/quilt evolves piece by piece, stitch by stitch.
In this workshop we use a creative free-form method, using simple running stitch and a "creative collage" approach to piecing fabric. The new cloth/quilt evolves magically piece by piece and stitch by stitch into kaleidoscopes of colour and texture.
This is a relaxed, affordable and fun way to make quilts/cloth. It can be delightfully sociable or calmly meditative. And for some it is can be surprisingly addictive!
Like most quilting traditions, using scrap fabric and re-using old clothing is/was was borne out of necessity. Today, the new imperative is to the reduce the shocking piles of textile waste we produce and find ways to re-use these resources. To recreate discarded cloth into crafted hand made items of function and beauty in a fun and achievable way is rewarding in so many ways.
Please note: This workshop acknowledges the cultural and social context of the Siddi community and heritage of this quilt-making. Your teacher, Anna Perkins, will make a contribution of $200 from each workshop to UNICEF.