Quilting Arts Workshop DVDs

Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals

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Price: $24.99

Shipping: 1st class US $4  |   Priority US $6.20   |  International $10

It’s also available from Interweave as both the DVDicon or a download (for $10 less!)
“Free-Motion Machine Sketching” is a 70 minute DVD, filmed on the set of Quilting Arts TV. In it, I teach you how to Free-Motion Machine Sketch lots of my favorite motifs, show you how I came up with those motifs so that you can design your own, and show you how to create fabric sketchbooks to try out new color palettes and record your early free-motion machine sketches!

Free-motion machine sketching is a combination of thread sketching and machine quilting that results in charming drawings and motifs on fabric. I developed this technique after much experimentation, and have taught many quilters how to look at their sewing machine as a tool for drawing and sketching.

The workshop begins by reviewing the inspiration behind my sketches—everything from birds, to ceramic bowls, to plants—and then I illustrate how free-motion machine sketching can capture the essence of the subject in thread. I then walk you through the process of making a fabric sketchbook to demonstrate and practice machine sketching techniques and try out new color palettes. I break down the process for creating my sketched motifs into easy to follow tutorials, and and provide in-depth demonstrations along the way. Finally, I show you how to assemble the fabric sketchbook and create a lasting collection of the sample sketches.

Lots of details, pictures and a video preview can be found on this page.

Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art

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Price: $19.95

Shipping: 1st class US $4  |   Priority US $6.20   |  International $10

It’s also available from Interweave as both the DVDicon or a download (for $5 less!)
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“Dyeing to Stitch” is a 70 minute DVD, filmed on the set of Quilting Arts TV. In it, I take you through my artistic process, beginning to end, and share lots of tips, tricks and some secret recipes. The workshop focusses around my Jewel Tone Palette of hand dyed fabric:

I start by showing how I mix my dyes and dye single hue fabrics; the recipes for all 6 of the jewel tones are included on the DVDNext, I illustrate 6 different ways to dye multicolor fabrics. I then talk about color theory, show how I use my “Candiotic Table of Elemental Color”,  and walk you through the choices I made to find the perfect chartreuse. Finally I demonstrate my “free motion machine sketching”and the ways I work with fabric so that everything I do reflects the uniqueness of things that I make.

Lots of details, pictures and a video preview can be found on this page.