Katherine May's 'Piecing Patchwork' class here last Sunday was so interesting. In this session as well as showing techniques Katherine gives the space for participants to bring in their own projects or explore a new idea with her guidance. And what fantastic ideas and projects came in through the door!
There was mother and daughter team Louise and Pauline Hunt. Louise had found a great little footstool in a skip and wanted to recover it with her own patchwork fabric. Artist/writer Rebecca LaMarre wants to explore patchwork in her work. Anita Barnard along with her friend Christena Grove want to create a community patchwork picnic quilt for their newly wed friends. Anita had sketched out their warehouse home which she discussed ways of interpreting this into patchwork and got to work! She will be distributing patches from her outline design amongst their circle of friends to sketch and decorate - how nice is that!
Meanwhile Tendayi brought in 100's, more like 1000's of tiny hexagon patches which she's been creating most of this year. Apparently this is what happens when you attend the 'Stitch Up' V+A late night event for the quilting exhibition and get given a free sewing kit containing small hexagon templates!!
Subsequently she confessed that she now only sees textiles in terms of mini hexagons! Her ironing board covers have been hexed, favorite old clothes, bandannas. Watch out for any hexagon shaped holes out there!! We look forward to seeing what Tendayi creates, last confirmed idea was a map of the world quilt.