One of the most favorite products I’ve purchased this past year has been Lyric Kinard’s Bead It Like You Mean It DVD. When I saw that she would be conducting workshops through the West Michigan Quilt Guild, I jumped at the chance to attend.
Just as an aside to how small the world is now…I saw this information while I was in Florida, from Lyric’s site in North Carolina and contacted the guild in Michigan. Would I have been able to do this just a few short years ago? Nope! Life is good.
The first day was a surface design sampler—quick snapshot how-to’s of quite a few different techniques. Lyric kept us moving, learning and doing all day long and I really enjoyed it. Most useful to me at this particular time is transferring copy images to fabric using Citra-Solv. I have a project coming up that now has a solution to how I want to illustrate my ideas. Hooray! This is how I chose to use a little transfer. It’s only about 2 x 4″ but isn’t it cute?
There is some more transfer, some stamping, and some silkscreening on the base fabric for this piece. I also used it to learn and improve on beading during the second workshop the next day.
C-A-B-A-C-H-O-N-S Gotta love ’em! Couldn’t wait to learn how to attach them to quilts and we learned 2 different techniques! The first picture shows a basic cage and several ladies got this part finished. We were proud of ourselves, but also excited to learn another technique, too!
I started the second technique in class, but, as warned, it’s a little more complicated than the first one and takes quite a bit longer. I didn’t finish in class, but it was the first thing I pulled out when I got home!
I’m so happy I was able to attend this great workshop. I had a great time and learned a lot and now I’m more actively looking for nearby workshops like this! If you have a chance, anywhere near you…take it. I enjoy being a lifelong learner!