Friday, June 3, 2011

Crazy!!

I had the most marvellous weekend in Timaru...
I joined the Timaru patchworkers in their May Madness Weekend and it was a fabulous time.
This group is quite an active group, and organised a delightful 2 day weekend with 3 superb tutors visiting.
Diane Southey (Palmerston North) took a fabric dyeing class, Dorothy Leadbetter (Christchurch) tutored an applique class, and Karen Broderson (Nelson) an embellishment beading class for crazy patchwork.
Now I had never toyed with crazy patchwork before hand, so last week I made up several blocks with what I thought was my limited supply of suitable materials and fabrics,
butI think that my blocks kinda turned out and looked OK. I used some old ties that I had been collecting from the local Op shop ... we won't talk about all Rowing Man's ties that we tossed when we moved up here!!! Oh what I would give for a few of those now...
Anyway, Karen showed us some super beading techniques... here are a few of her samples
Karen is a member of a co-operative of fibre artists who own and operate the shop called Fibre Spectrum in sunny Nelson.
Her class was so much fun...
my work so far... still a bit of finishing yet...
 but I am already thinking ahead to this block...
 well lots of stitiching to be done, and the courier man has just delivered a parcel to the shop door, so fabric to be unpacking and folding today, better get started then!


Have a fabulous long weekend then!!

10 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the crazy patchwork. I would love to give it ago. Im not very good at being a perfectionist and I think this method would suit me well. I also love the stitchery... Hmm maybe I should give it a go.
Sounds like you had a fun time!

Erilyn said...

Good work with the crazy blocks! I'm too impatient to do crazy patches - I've tried! I heard that Dianne had met you. We are members of S.I.X. a group of quilt artists I started a few years ago.

marina said...

they look great, It seems you get to use lots of techniques on a small scale with this method. Wonderful.

Lorraine said...

Nice work! I haven't ventured into the crazy patchwork scene.....yet! LOL

clare's craftroom said...

It all looks and sounds like so much fun !

Allie said...

Those are just gorgeous - you're doing beautifully!

Deb said...

Looking good hun, it sounds loike you had an absolute ball and the results are wonderful.

Elyte said...

Looks like great fun Shiree, really frees your creativity.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Wow Shiree, how I wish I could have joined you in that class! Your 'craziness' is wonderful, and the beading you showed us is jaw-gapingly gorgeous. I'm sure you are going to have many happy hours ahead playing with your next crazy project!!!

Hugs sweetie!
Vikki xoxo

Cardygirl said...

I love crazy patchwork...the work you show is beautiful.