I've just taught a new workshop for the first time and was blown away with the results
It was a two day workshop at Dorrigo Misty Mountain Retreat and my students were awesome.
First we painted white fabric (folded over so the paint soaks through to the back). We did have to juggle the showers a little but got there in the end
We used the Australian Made Sun Dye and Gems Paints
We also carved some stamps for the windows while we waited for the paint to dry.
The painted fabrics looked wonderful as did all the secondary backing pieces
Some of the students liked their backing pieces so much that they used something else for the backing and saved these for another project.
The fabric is then stitched into a tube and cut into strips which are them cut at different places and stitched back into one piece.
So by the end of the first day we had completed quilt tops basted and ready for the next stages
Then the scary part - spray painting over some tree stencils which I had specially made just for the purpose.
Using the stamps we stamped the windows in our 'buildings'
Then we were ready to quilt and using a variety of threads and designs everyone got well into the quilting which will be finished at home.
I was so impressed in the variety and beauty of the quilts and can't wait to see them finished.
This workshop is called CITYSCAPES and if you would like to book it for your group or store just contact me.