There is an article in the Spring 2020 edition of the Canadian Quilter entitled Teaching Patchwork in the UK. Three Canadians, Rose Parr, myself and Bernadette Kent share our experiences of teaching at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK.
I made this thread appliqué pet portrait of Bruno for my son’s 29th birthday. Bruno has captured the hearts of my son, Tristan and his fiancé, Erin.
The fur was a bit different from other animals I have done so it posed a bit of a challenge but I was pleased with the result.
I chose to paint the background in muted greys so as not to compete with that sweet little face.
My teaching studio and gallery at 683 Route 104 Burtts Corner is finished after being under construction for quite some time. My husband has done a great job creating this space.
GALLERY- The gallery is open by chance or appointment.
TEACHING-I have started with offering a series of four classes beginning in September. I hope that students will want to learn my specialities and then come back for help with their own projects. This would be a directed studies course but that will be for the future.
I would be happy to her from you about techniques you would like to learn.
My teaching studio that has been in the works for several years is almost complete! It will be equipped for 6 students who will each have their own ott light, power bar and sewing chair. It is a pleasant brightly lit space with natural light from multiple windows. My husband has been working hard to finish the vestibule leading into this room. I will keep you posted as to when classes begin.
I will also be hanging some of my thread paintings so that the space doubles as a gallery.
Have you been thinking about making a jacket, vest or cape that is distinctly “yours”? If so, come to the Quilt Canada 2015 in Lethbridge Alberta and take the Designing One of a Kind Wearable Art with Kathy Tidswell on June 4 and 5. Sewers and Quilters of all levels are welcome. This is a class designed to help you make individualized items that fit your lifestyle. You may choose fancy or casual. In addition to learning hints on the types of patterns to choose, you will learn embellishment techniques such as lace cutwork, bobbin work, trapunto, arranging appliqués and new methods for attaching appliqués. Information will be shared on choosing batting for quilted items, or you may choose not to quilt. My outfits often feature appliqué or appliqué and cutwork with no quilting. Come have some fun and learn some new techniques. You will receive hints on placement of appliqués and produce samples using free motion embroidery on a regular zigzag sewing machine. Then choose which techniques you want to incorporate in your piece and work on your outfit under my tutelage. For more information and to register visit www.canadianquilter.com/events/quilt–canada–2015.php. See more wearable art in the Gallery.
Wearable art doesn’t have to be ” wild” or fit only for the runway. It can be just a simple vest or jacket that you individualize. Come to the Fibre Art Festival in Amherst Nova Scotia and take my Designing Wearable Art class on Oct. 14. Learn some new techniques and make some new friends. Sewers of all levels are welcome.