Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Workshop with Sue de Vanny

Waverley Patchworkers ran a two day workshop with art quilter Sue de Vanny last weekend and I was lucky enough to be in the class.

On day one she gave us all a photo of an urchin and we had to trace the details and then make the urchin out of little bits of fabric. It looks as if I am nearly complete in the photo below.

Making my urchin

My colours are bright but these days I am going for more colour and artistic expression and less realism, if I wanted realism I could just have a photo.

It took everyone all day to complete their urchins, we were all tired but happy.

On the morning of day 2 we had lots of fun stamping and stenciling. Sue had brought lots of paints, stamps and stencils for us to try and we had such fun trying out as many as we wanted.

stamps and stencils

After lunch we started sewing our urchin onto our stamped background fabric. We were all sewing madly trying to get it done by the end of the day. I wish I could show you everyone's urchins; they all looked so different even though we started with the same picture.

The next day I quilted mine and had it ready for our meeting that night.

My urchin
When I got home from the workshop I actually added some orange paint to the urchin text because I needed some orange to balance the composition.

Everyone really enjoyed the class. Sue was such a fun and generous teacher. We were privileged to see many of her quilts up close and she told us how she made them. I would highly recommend a class with Sue de Vanny if you get a chance.

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

The urchin is cool but I really love your background! appears class was very productive!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, I loved making the background. So much so I am going to try it again on my next project.