Full and Half-day Workshops
Q u i l t i n g W o r k s h o p s Echo Cuts
Create a stunning graphic wall hanging without any repeating design or a single template! No points to match (some just match themselves!) A perfect class for those wishing to develop greater freedom in design. Cozy’s Echo Quilt Rain Day Escape was chosen to hang in Quilts=Art=Quilts 1995/96. Can be adapted to a half day workshop using paper. Work the Theme
Perfect for the art quilter who is 'stalled', the quilter just beginning to develop original patterns and wearable artists too. Using one image as a design format, students will be guided to interpret it in at least 8 different ways to observe which elements of style rise to the surface. Quilting Masterfully
A top-drawer machine quilting adventure! Use extremely intricate free motion quilting to enhance and unify your quilt designs. It's easy when you know where, when and why. Control even the largest quilt while adding color, design, texture and another layer of meaning to your work. Spend an entire day machine quilting — you will be absolutely amazed at the creativity and designs you will produce! D y e L e c t u r e s & W o r k s h o p s Hand Dyed at Home: Slide Lecture & Trunk Show
1 - 1 ½ hours
See the oldest and the newest hand-dying techniques all available for you to use today to create your own beautiful yardage, and the quilts that employ these fabulous fabrics. Symbol & Meaning Textile designs from Sub Saharan Africa and the stories that they tell. Art Woman Walking A closet full of art from Frugal to Frivoulous. A great chance to see Cozy's Fairfield Fashion Show garments up close. Dye a Garden & Embellishment Thread to Match
Create lovely unique yardage, 2 striped and 2 mottled with matching embellishment threads. Perfect for appliqué and for adding that extra "spark" to your piecing. Each student creates an original "leaf" and "floral" in each technique. Shibori One-Two-Three!
Learn about traditional Japanese shibori techniques, folded, wrapped & tied. Then make and dye all three in class. Indigo dye, the traditional color for shibori dying, will used for each technique to create a beautiful organic pattern — no two are ever alike! W e a r a b l e A r t W o r k s h o p s Poetry Amulet Bag
Find excitement and create unique color combinations as we layer sheers, beads, velvets, cotton and cords to make a treasure-holding necklace. Apply all the beads you can hold by sewing machine, quickly and easily without a single stitch by hand. Then we write a short inspirational poem, dream or prayer to tuck inside! Wonderful trunk show accompanies this lecture. Sheer Elegance
Layers of colors in one family with sparks from another combine in a stunning long or short vest perfect for work or for dinner out. Sheer Elegance Wearables have gone to weddings, on honeymoons and cruises! Sheer Madness
Create collage yardage using color and shape with total abandon! Add bright overstitching to emphasize the design and create even more excitement. Then mix it up and use an ancient garment design to make one of the most simple jacket shells you've ever seen.
Copyright © 1998 Robert & Cozy Bendesky.
All Rights Reserved. 04 Dec 1998