Sat, Sep 16|
Indi-Go-Modern w/David Owen Hastings
Join David Owen Hastings in a 6 hour class. Each participant will develop a simple geometric block design based on unfolded origami shapes, set a theme and create variations, and combine them into the beginning of a fresh and modern mini quilt top.
Time & Location
Sep 16, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
About the event
Use blue and white Japanese fabrics to develop a geometric block design based on unfolded origami shapes. Set a theme, create variations, and combine them into the beginning of a fresh and modern mini quilt top.
6 hours: From classic kimonos to denim jeans, indigo has been used by many cultures for dyeing cloth, and the Japanese have refined the use of indigo to an art form. This is the class to use all those lovely blue and white shiborifabrics you’ve dyed yourself, or use carefully curated blue and white fabrics from your stash.
We will start out by stitching practice blocks from blue and white paper, to explore composition using minimal, modern shapes inspired by origami. A PDF will be supplied with blue and white images of fabric, which you can print at home or at a local copy center. We’ll then translate our ideas to fabric, and I will demonstrate simple pattern making using cereal box cardboard. If you don’t have any Japanese-inspired blue and white fabric already, I recommend purchasing vintage Japanese yukata cotton fabric from OkanArts.com. Please stick to the blue and white theme. You will want to have some solid dark blues plus some whites/creams to blend with the patterned fabrics.
This workshop is a 6-hour live-stream event, conducted on Zoom, consisting of live instruction (no recording, please). You should have the current version of Zoom installed on your computer or laptop.