Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Designing Matters 2 with Alan Tremain

Designing Matters 2 is a forthcoming workshop with Alan Tremain
Saturday, 20 February and Sunday 21 February 2010, Epping Creative Centre
9 for 9.30 am until 4 pm both days.

For Designing Matters participants from 2009 who are continuing onto level 2, we will be following through the designs from Designing Matters and cutting and sewing these designs into quilt tops following previous design principals as decided in the former workshop (see workshop summary below).

For workshop participants starting with Designing Matters 2 we will be discussing their design work to date and venturing forward with the whole group fine tuning their colour and design skills and creating a new level of design profiles, cutting and sewing these new designs into quilt tops.

On Day 1 of the Designing Matters workshop participants debunked their fabrics and designed general quilt pattern layouts and moved onto deciding where these fabrics were placed in their designs. Through stylizing of quilt blocks and their supporting role in their quilt designs, guidance on how to translate these into actual sized templates was pursued. As the quilt profile grew participants accurately recorded these ideas for retrieval at a later stage.

On Day 2 of the Designing Matters workshop, participants started to follow their own paths as dictated by their individual design approaches, by sampling blocks and drawing layouts on graph paper and key colouring areas to relate to their fabric placement choices.

The two days were rounded out by looking at the importance of bridging elements in both colour and design and layering techniques such as embroidery and appliqué.

Workshop fees are $55.00 per day for members and $65.00 for non members. Two members of a member group may attend at the member's price. Book now to reserve your place. Download booking form or contact the office on (02) 9283 3737. Full payment confirms your place in a workshop.

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