Friday, July 8, 2011

Scavenging for Supplies - Complex Cloth

Well didn't get much sewing done yesterday, since I took some time to clean up my sewing hole.  With that complete, I could put the final touches on my supply list for my upcoming class with Jane Dunnewold, Complex Cloth.  Now for you who don't know, Jane is the queen of the layered surface design movement.  Her work is amazing and she pioneered several of the techniques that artist use today.  Its really is an honor to take a class with her.

Now with that all said - OMG - you should see the 2 page supply list I had to put together.  It has everything on it from PFD fabric to old nylons to rubber erasers (boxes of them!).  I love though, how Jane was VERY specific on the things we needed - where to get them - and that we would - she promised - be using all of them!  For the last month, little by little, I've been collecting items around the house and at various stores. I'm even including some surface design products that are not on the list that I've been meaning to give a try.  My scavenge took me to my linen closet, dickblick.com, the dollar store, Walmart, Testfabrics, my sewing hole, my kitchen, Paul's workshop, Dharma Trading and JoAnn's Fabrics.  The ironic thing was once it was all packed I realized that this was going to be the least amount of baggage I ever brought to Quilting by the Lake.  Usually I have bins and bins of fabric and sewing notions.  Now I just have two little boxes.

Oh and yeah - wait for it - no sewing machine!  Seems so weird to be going to a quilt conference for a week and not sewing!  Of course, I do plan to bring a hand sewing project - the pinwheels.  Don't want my fingers to go into shock or anything!

3 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

Wow! One day......one day!

Have fun. I can't wait to see what you come home with!
glen

Suzanne Kistler said...

Hope you have a great and inspirational week!!

Karen S said...

Oh wow -- I wish I could go! Have a blast!