Come check out fun and funky Fabric Weaving – part of Teresa’s Surface Design series. In this techniques class, we’ll cut up some fabric into gently curved strips and weave them into a beautiful piece of fabric –highlighting contrasting colors, patterns, and textures. Teresa will share ideas on how to incorporate fabric weaving into your next creative project.
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SUPPLY LIST: Note - Below is the required amount needed, but it has been my experience that it is always a good idea to have an extra fat quarter or two and some extra SteamASeam2 on hand in your supply bag! -- 2 fat quarters - contrasting colors -- 1 fat quarter - for the background - This serves as the foundation to which your woven strips - with SteamASeam on them - will be ironed/adhered; and, depending on what you plan to do with this practice piece, the foundation fabric may or may not be visible in the end product. -- 2 pieces of SteamASeam2 (lite or regular), each cut to 12"x18" -- Applique pressing sheet that is at least 14"x20" -- Rotary cutter with a new blade - this is one time when you NEED a new sharp blade to ensure a smooth cut, otherwise your curvy strips may end up with unsightly jagged edges. -- Pins - any straight pin (at least 1" long) you use for general sewing should work. I use no-melt pins because I tend to hit them with the iron! -- Scissors - you may be cutting through SteamASeam2, so I don't recommend using your "best" fabric scissors. Note - tiny applique scissors won't work for this project. -- Black permanent marker if you're using light/medium fabrics. I use Sharpie or Pigma pen. If you're using a dark fabric, you will need a light color marking pencil pencil/tool. -- Long acrylic ruler (e.g., 6"x24")
Teresa is an experienced quilter and fiber artist with over 10 years of quilt shop experience. She has a keen eye for color, pattern and texture, and enjoys helping students bring their creative ideas to life.