Jamie Wallen workshop

7 09 2017

I attended a two-day workshop (no sewing!) at Handcrafters House in mid-August. This time our tutor was the lovely Jamie Wallen, who took us from scratchy feather designs to mini works of art. We focused on feathers and grids and how to take them from boring to magical.

Our tools were paper and pencil and for two days we learnt, sketched, drew, and amazed ourselves with our progress in coming up with designs for free motion quilting. Inspirational, and definitely worth doing if you ever have the opportunity. It’s not often you can just sit and doodle for two full days! I’ve already used one of the designs in a couple of quilts.

The photos below show my progress from the first feathers (far left of the first photo) to the last design.



2 responses

7 09 2017
Melissa Sobtka workshop | Rhonda Bracey: At Random

[…] and retreats, plus my trip to Vermont. Oh, and work. August had another quilting workshop (with Jamie Wallen), plus work, plus quilting Community Quilts, plus four full days (over weekends) thoroughly […]

7 09 2017
Community Quilt 341 | Rhonda Bracey: At Random

[…] This big quilt had lots of white space and geometric blocks, all perfect for me to try out some of the designs I learned to draw the previous week at Jamie Wallen’s workshop! […]

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