Article in the Canadian Quilter

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.

Thread Applique Pet portrait

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.

 

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Studio and Gallery Open

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.

See the current class schedule in Studio and Gallery.studio&gallery web

Teaching Studio and Gallery

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.

Designing Wearable Art at Quilt Canada 2015

Rose_Trapunto_Jacket_RearNight Watch backHave 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/quiltcanada2015.php. See more wearable art in the Gallery.

 

detail of hummingbird and appliquépuffin vest

 

 

 

 

Wearable Art

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.

Designing One of a Kind Wearable Art

Have you been thinking about making a jacket or vest that is distinctly “yours”?  If so, come to the Fibre Arts Festival on October 14 and take the Designing One of a Kind Wearable Art  with Kathy Tidswell. Sewers and Quilters at all levels are welcome. 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 methods for attaching appliqués. Information will be shared on types of batting or you may choose not to quilt. I often make vests and outfits with just appliqué or appliqué and cutwork. Come learn some new techniques. Samples will be produced using free motion embroidery on a regular zigzag sewing machine and some work on individual pieces will be started.  For more information visit www.kathytidswell.com or contact Kathy at 506-363-3560 or email [email protected]
 
 
 
cutwork and applique outfitHibiscus applique vestpuffin vestdetail of hummingbird and appliqué
 
 
 
Would you like to create realistic images of flowers or birds totally from thread? If so come to the Fibre Arts Festival on October 15 and take the Creating With Thread from KathyTidswell. You will learn to drop the feed dogs on your regular zigzag sewing machine and create beautiful pieces that can be used in quilts, artworks, cards and wearable art.  In this class, you can choose to make flowers or birds but once learned the method can be used to make your own creations. For more information visit www.kathytidswell.com or contact Kathy at 506-363-3560 or email [email protected]
 
 
 
 free motion embroidery  iris

fireweedlady slipper

 

3-d thread applique