Reuse, Rescue, Renew! with Sandra Donabed
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Level:All Levels Welcome
Location:373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Repurposing used materials is an effective solution to deal with today’s environmental waste issues. Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded. From the earliest quilted items, fabrics were often a way to use old clothing and leftover scraps from other sewing projects. Today we see reused cloth in Kantha and Kawandi from southeast Asia. We will challenge ourselves to make a work that incorporates recycled materials, be it cloth or non-fiber items. We will share ideas, trade fabrics, and junk, and encourage experimentation as we make a small art quilt that will explore some new techniques and cut right through those old ‘quilt rules!’ Many examples will be included for developing new ideas. We will concentrate on hand-working traditions – embroidery, hand appliqué, and quilting- and how to individualize stitching to their work. So, no sewing machines are necessary. If you prefer to use a machine, you will have ample work time at home between weeks of the workshop. This workshop is suitable for any level of sewer, artist, or quilter from beginner to professional.