Did you know that there are 36 quilting classes currently on sale on Craftsy? If you haven't yet taken one of their classes or have several on your wish list (yes, you can wish list their classes), now is the time to enrol in some.
I've just added yet another Craftsy class to my ever expanding library. I enrolled in Snazzy Stitched Portraits with Carol Ann Waugh and am really looking forward to these lessons.
Why did I choose this class? Well, I've enrolled in both of Carol Ann's other classes, Stupendous Stitching and Stitch and Slash and am currently working on a project for the Stitch and Slash class.
It's such fun to use a seam ripper for a constructive purpose! It's an easy technique with awesome results. You only need 4 fabrics for this project, so I chose 4 batik fat quarters from my stash (using fabrics from my stash again instead of purchasing more fabric - yay!), then drew up a design and stitched it and then the slashing began. Sounds rather violent, doesn't it? Actually it was very freeing to get that seam ripper in there and start subtracting fabric.
|Here are the batik fabrics that I chose - no pastels for this girl!|
|Here is how the top looks - see all the fabrics?|
|Detail of top|
|I think this sari ribbon goes very well|
|These doilies really pick up the colours in the fabrics|
|Maybe I'll use one or more of these variegated King Tut threads|
|This thread might be nice for some |
hand embroidery embellishment
I highly recommend Carol Ann's classes - she is a great teacher and has a sense of humour, which I think is so important when teaching.
|Another part of my Stitch and Slash project|