Starting a Stitching Course
I have always been in awe of the work of Jude Hill and her work in her Spirit cloth blog. Today I decided I would challenge myself in doing her Spirit Cloth 101 course . She has very kindly offered this self paced course for free to teach and share her techniques.
The Spirit Cloth 101 course can be found on http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/spirit_cloth_101/
I am going to gather up my supplies in a wee basket and get ready to learn with her.
This is the rough outline Jude Hill sets out for her stitching course ( taken from her website )
1.Intro- An overview of my approach. What to expect from this class. Some project ideas.
2.Creating a base- covering three approaches... whole cloth, piecing and cloth weaving.
3. Stabilizing and basting and preparing a base for embellishment.
4. Composition and Story. How to build on an idea.
5. Applique- several approaches including turned, ragged edge and alternative variations on both of these.
6. Stitch as it applies to embellishment.
7. Quilting. Putting layers together.
8. Edges. finishing touches
I want my stitching to not only be a learning creative process but also a meditative one that will help me cope with the stress and anxiety I am prone to. I will take my time with the process and enjoy learning .