Improv Hand Piecing with a Specific Theme in Mind
Instructor - Heidi Parkes
Saturday, January 27 - Sunday, January 28, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days
This class will teach students a variety of visible handwork techniques. In the process, we will make quilt squares exploring a theme of the student's choosing. Students will receive individual guidance from Heidi on developing their theme and squares into a quilt. Heidi’s quilt in the 3rd Wisconsin Biennale relates directly to the class, and students will begin the day viewing that quilt in the “Keeping Warm” exhibition.
Material List for Students
- Perle cotton (size #8, and possibly also #10 and #12) or Crochet thread (size #10) in at least 3 colors. (I like DMC, Aunt Lydias, Valdani, Anchor, Finka, etc.)
- Milliners needles (I like the Dritz multi-pack)
- A metal pushing thimble
- A rubber gripper for pulling (something that fits on your index finger, or a rubber disk)(optional)
- Embroidery hoops: 10”, 6”, and 3 or 4”
- Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
- Tissue paper or thin tracing paper, and plain paper for sketching
- Pen and pencil
- Straight pins and a few safety pins
- Fabric: A mix of neutrals (more) and prints (less and smaller). It’s nice to have some subtle variation in your neutrals, perhaps a few shades of tan for example. A bag of scrap fabric could be very useful.