Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SCRUMPTIOUS SCRAPS





I was reading the Joggles newsletter on sunday morning and brought up the classes they are holding. I travelled down and stopped at one called Scrumptious Scraps by Christen Brown. It looked like my kind of thing but with a twist. The class had already started but I emailed Barbara and she said yes I could still start just would need to catch up. I signed up and here I go. I thought maybe this would intrigue me and get me started again after this crafting funk I have been in. What intrigued me is how we put the base fabric together. You take a piece of muslin, then put a piece of silk dupioni or other silk fabric and lay it on top of the muslin. On top of the dupioni you lay all your lace scraps. This is very different then how we proceed in crazy quilting. There is more to it but I cannot put the lesson on my blog. Just give you an idea in case you want to take the course some time.

Lesson 2 is dyeing. Ribbons, threads, lace motifs and the lace piece itself. I am not sure what color mine is going to be yet. I have so much silk ribbon and threads that I will just dye the lace piece and then use what I have. I may dye one or two just to say I did. Lesson 3 starts this Friday so I should be well done by then.

I will keep you posted as I go.

3 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This looks like fun Freda! I'm going to be anxious to see what you do with it next because I really like it the way it looks right now.

maggi21 said...

Looking good already. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Freda this is truely BREATHTAKING!!
WOW!!!! I HAVE to try this soon ~ I just can't get over how pretty it is just as is!!!