Although those words were incorporated into only one of the class titles this past week, they certainly apply to all three that were in session!
In the first class, Landscape ‘Painting’ with Fabric with Susan Hoffmann, students worked with fabrics to create a woodland scene. Basic art techniques were covered as they apply to these textile landscapes. Although the designs of the finished products are similar, each person interprets their view differently, some incorporating birds or other background elements. As an added bonus, students had time to work on four-season fabric postcards.
At the same time, in the second session, Open Quilt Studio, there were so many techniques and designs between the quilters, many of whom were working on more than one project, that I’ll leave it up to the photos to tell the story!
On to the third class with technique and design actually in the title…Latvian Mittens: Technique & Design with Sandy De Master and Mary Germain. Special stitch techniques to create braids and cuff features combined with a never-ending number of motifs and colors to create pattern certainly demonstrated those title words.
There’s a lot more technique and design to come starting today with Covered Coiling Basketry and Making your Mark: A Fabric Journey and in the next weeks, Beading without Boundaries and Willow & Driftwood Designs. We’re anxious to see it all and share it with you!