I've sorted them out in my own mind into two buckets, which I call large-to-small and small-to-large.
In large-to-small, you start out with a large piece of fabric. Cut a slice through the middle of it, piece in a very skinny line of fabric, and sew it back together -- now you have two smaller areas with a line in between. Repeat -- now you have three or four smaller areas with lines in between. Repeat, repeat, repeat, ending up with ever-smaller areas and ever-greater complexity.
That's what we did on Day 1 of the workshop. After people got comfortable with the sewing technique, they concentrated on design. And after they had worked for a few hours on a composition, they were challenged to add a second color.
Here are some examples of what they came up with:
oh my gosh girl, these are so out of the box. I love these.....ReplyDelete
I might look at this technique as a background for 'setting' my Free Bee blocks - thanks for the inspirationReplyDelete
These are wonderful!!!ReplyDelete
Any chances you come once to teach in Europe, Kathleen?ReplyDelete
I would love to!! Know any venues that are hiring teachers?Delete
Let me think about it and research a bit, I will come back to you :-)Delete
All very, very cool!ReplyDelete
O if you might ever come to Europe, I ' ll really try to come.ReplyDelete