Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Embellishment Extravaganza

In these days, learning opportunities fall at every doorstep. New and clever techniques are taught in the latest publications, at our local guilds and on the internet. Three pages or three hours provide enough information to explore a new concept. Yet…sometime we long for an in-depth, hands-on study with a master teacher. We seek instruction that spell binds us and pulls our creative energy outward. We want an opportunity to focus, to learn, and see what we can really do in an unhurried and encouraging setting. Add good food, laughter with friends, and late-into-the-night sewing and you have the makings of an adventure we might all long for.

Come embellish with me at Quilting Adventures. March in the Texas Hill Country routinely brings budding bluebonnets, apple green foliage and mountain laurel bushes leaning low with their blooms and intense fragrance. Plenty of inspiration for EMBELLISHMENT EXTRAVAGANZA.

I love embellishments, especially ‘all things shiny’ and uses them expertly in my work. Learn techniques in a relaxed, hands-on workshop. I will guide you in the creative use of fabric, foil, paint, paintstiks, buttons, threads, embroidery, other commonly available materials and "beads" to create your own special quilt.

You will also learn an easy way to make a bow, create texture with ribbons, plus make folded ribbon roses and lace.

This workshop is like having a week of private lessons from a Master Embellisher! Once you learn the techniques, you will be able to create your own embellished ‘masterpeices’ on any textiles from quilts to wall hangings to garments.

There will be plenty of time to work on small projects. You will be surprised at how quick and easy the smaller Eye Candy and Bead Candy quilts are to make. As your creativity flows, you will be dazzled by the results!

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