Silk and Salvage - Julia McLeod “The Basics of Working with Silks in Quilts" Workshop Silk may be one of the most beautiful materials, but it can also be one of the most challenging to work with! They say that “knowledge is power” and for the quilt-maker who wants to work with silk, knowledge is also the key that opens the door to freedom and creativity. Over the years, through the trial and error of making dozens of silk quilts, I have learned many strategies, tricks and techniques that will enable you to enjoy the process of working with silk. There will be lots of samples and examples for you to study, and I'll share simple exercises that will give you confidence to continue working on your own. The day will start with examining your silk fabric stash. Many of us have silk treasures from trips abroad, silk neckties or prom dresses too special to cut up so we leave them tucked away in a drawer or suitcase. Bring these special pieces to show the group – they often come with great stories! Are they really silk? We'll examine ways to determine fiber content, including the burn test. Julia will then demonstrate two ways to work with silk. First, a very free, improvisational crazy-piecing technique and second a foundation piecing method that gives ultra-precise results. Working with your stash, you’ll construct “art parts” that can be incorporated into either small or larger projects. The goal is for you to end with a game plan for how you will develop your lovely art parts into a finished piece. https://silkandsalvage.com
When: November 18, 2020 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time) Workshops are held online via Zoom. An email invitation will be sent with a Zoom link prior to the workshop.
Required Kit Fee: $20 plus shipping and handling. The kit includes hand outs, fiber analysis kit, stabilizers. Registered participants will receive an email 30 days prior to the workshop with information on how to purchase the kit directly from the instructor.
Supply List (to come)
Refunds/Cancellations: If the workshop is already full or cancelled (at the discretion of the Guild), you will be notified and reimbursed. Registrants who wish to cancel will not receive a refund unless the vacancy can be filled from the wait list.