Would you like to book a workshop
If you would like to enquire about booking a workshop, the please give us a call (0432664420) or email (email@example.com) to work out a project for your group. We look forward to hearing from you.Julie and Peter
Make it Modern Design at Coffs Harbour NSW
Follow your interests to develop skills for designing your own modern quilts. Julie Haddrick provides many starting points; quick, easy art exercises that encourage playful idea generation and original thinking. Use unique colour choices, original photos, collage, sketching and learn different ways to develop your own new designs
MINI MODERN IMPROV; EXPLORE FRAMEWORKS at Grafton NSW
Introdction to improvisational techniques that ‘break the rules’ and encourage spontaneity and freedom… Sound a little scary? As vague as this sounds, there are a multitude of ways to construct, using improvisational processes and in this class, a number of these ‘frameworks’ will be explored. In creating free form, the mind can ignore quilting rules and the rotary cutter becomes your expressive tool. Cutting fabric, playing with colour, exploring space, varying shapes and disrupting formal quilting order will connect ideas whilst lots of creative playing occurs with your scrap stash fabrics. The sample blocks illustrate some of the frameworks to try, including block building , crisscross, curves, strippy layers, strip piecing, stitch and flip, splicing; insert and slice, accent strips/blocks, chain pieced blocks ,lazy log cabins and organic circles. Set into large spaces, these mini modern technique blocks could be the start of a much bigger quilt.
Stitching Natures Watercolours at Dorrigo NSW
Julie will share her Visual Art teaching expertise with you, as painting on fabric is more than tracing and adding colour. Julie appreciates the growing interest for art quilters to share stories of fragile ecosystems, depleting wildlife populations or just nature’s beauty.Enjoy practice exercises to explore colour, shading and tone, painting light and shadows, wash and layering of colours, backgrounds, brush use and painting techniques.The stitching begins on day two, with the fabrics ironed and stabilised and unlike thread painting, stitching does not cover the surface, rather it enhances with lines, gives highlights and adds delicate details and subtle embellishment to focal points. Projects are about A3 size and will be blocks only