Sunday, June 1, 2014

Craft Classes June 2014

Below is a list of the craft classes I am running over June and July 2014.
String Pieced Quilts #1
Tuesday 17 June 7pm-9pm NZ$15
A lot of people are using up their stash so this class will show you some great techniques to use your scraps on. String piecing is a very old technique yet there are various ways of doing it which Dianne will share with you. You can make these blocks as scrappy as you wish or colour controlled.
Mesh Bag
Wednesday 25 June 7pm - 9:30pm NZ$20 + $15 pattern fee
Dianne made this wonderful mag using vinyl bag mesh. This comes in a wide variety of colours and is so easy to sew. Makes interesting bag designs.
Beginners Fabric Dyeing
Saturday 21 June 1:30pm - 4:30pm NZ$25 + $25 materials fee
Dianne has been teaching fabric dyeing for several years now and loves sharing how easy it can be to dye your own cotton fabrics. You will create 6 shades on one colour, then do some double dipping and colour mixing. By the end of the three hours you will have either 6 metres or 12 metres of fabric depending on whether you use fat quarters or half metres. Come along and see how easy it can be to dye your own patchwork fabrics.

Discharge Dyeing
Sunday 29 June 9:30am - 12:30pm NZ$25 + $8 materials fee
Discharge dyeing is taking the colour out of your cotton fabrics. Using bleach or a non-toxic colour remover you can create fabulous new fabrics from plain colours. See how easy this can be.

String Pieced Quilts #2
Tuesday 1 July 7pm-9pm NZ$15
Another in the string piecing series - this time creating a different look and using more background fabric to create blocks. In this picture I used it as a border but could also be in blocks by turning the blocks around to create a different pattern.

String Piecing #3
Tuesday 22 July 7pm - 9pm NZ$15
The last in this String Piecing series - how to use string piecing with curved piecing. Create ovals and circles with your string piecing as the feature in the middle. Dianne has some great techniques for piecing circles.
You can use scraps and metreage when making string pieced quilts so don't worry if you don't have enough scraps yet, you can still create some wonderful pieced quilts using strips from metreage.
Do call in and see the class samples and book in now.