The Painted Landscape - Online Workshop
One of my most popular workshops, in recent times, has been 'The Painted Landscape'. With international and even domestic travel very limited, I have decided to offer this workshop as an online class. The techniques explored in this class, feature in many of my landscape quilts and you can use them to give your design a more abstract feel. I have included a pattern you can download which is probably a good choice as you initially work through the process. You can then go on to incorporate these techniques in your own designs.
The class project features overlapping strips of fabric in the background sky, a distant line of hills, an area of water, a rocky foreground and a silhouette of a tree. The strips of fabric are cut and rearranged, then fused to a cloth base. They are then quilted in place, stitching through the sandwich. The other areas of the background are then cut out, fused in position and stitched. The tree is fussy cut, then fused and stitched in place. The quilt is finished with a faced edge and instructions for doing this are included in the class notes. This class is suitable for all skill levels.
This workshop includes:
1. A set of class notes with photographs of each stage
2. A list of requirements
3. A pattern
4. A video outlining the process of painting fabric for the sky and water areas. You can, of course, use commercial fabric for these areas, but I would encourage you to watch the video as fabric painting is so easy and lots of fun.
Of course I would love to work with you in person, but hopefully in this way we can still get to do a work shop together.