Chunky Blooms – Making applique blocks the Rachaeldaisy way
This is a creative workshop where I teach different techniques for making funky chunky flowers.
Participants are encouraged to create their own unique blocks using these fun tricks and tips, or can be guided through making flowers from my Chunky Blooms quilt.This class is a great way to try different techniques, play with different materials and trims and learn to look at flowers in a new way.
Rachaeldaisy has become synonymous with bold, colourful, eye popping quilts. and it’s no wonder after 20 years of being a florist experimenting and mastering colour and form.
Whilst honouring the tradition of quilting she continues to find fresh ways and new techniques to interpret conventional designs.Her use of 3D elements such as folded and gathered fabric techniques, yoyo puffs, prairie points, wool felt, appliqued denim and crochet doilies create beautifully unique textured work.
Her fresh interpretation of the art of quilting has seen her quilts awarded many prizes including Best in Show at both the 2015 and 2016 Australian Modern Quilt Show, Best in Show & Best in NSW at the 2016 Sydney Quilt Show. Most Innovative at 2017 Dare to Diiffer Contempory Textiles Exhibition, 2017 Best Use of Colour Sydney Quilt Show. Rachaeldaisy’s quilts have been exhibited in quilt shows and galleries and featured in many publications both nationally and internationally.
Chunky Blooms with Rachaeldaisy
With her Chunky Blooms quilt as inspiration Rachaeldaisy will talk you through some of the ways she comes up with ideas for her blocks. Using these tips and tricks you’ll come up with your own wonderful flowers. For anyone who gets nervous at the thought of being creative, don’t worry, this is all about fun and having the chance to play. You can make the most simple flower shape exciting and different with just a few extra bits and pieces. Suitable for beginners to experienced sewers who want a chance to play and try new things
This is a creative class, so the following list of materials is optional but you can use it as a guide for what to bring. It’s a great chance to use precious bits and pieces in your sewing room that you’ve collected over the years but you’ve never quite known what to do with.
Background: I’ve used denim but you could use cotton, linen or a mix. 4m will be enough for a large wall hanging quilt, or you may want to make your flowers into cushions or smaller wall hangings.
A selection of fabrics: These can be quilting cotton, denim, corduroy, wool felt, felted wool etc. Trims of any type: ric-rac, pompoms, pretty ribbons, lace
Wool, bits of yarn
Perle threads/embroidery threads and needle
Pencil, sharpie, pen – something you like to draw with Scrapbook or 5 x A4 sheets.
Fusible Web ( I like Lite Steam a Seam)
Applique needle and thread to match fabric colours Compass for drawing circles ( a cheap one will do)
NB THERE IS NO MATERIAL FEE
While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.
Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.
Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.