I got "comfy with curves" in a wonderful day-long workshop with that title conducted by Caryl Bryer Fallert this last Monday.
The morning was spent drawing/scribbling a variety of lines. Our first task was to recognize the type of gestural line that was unique to each of us. A smooth flowing arc kept appearing in most of mine. The next thing was to isolate parts that were personally appealing by moving a variety of small window openings cut into a sheet of paper over the drawings. Then the fun of adding and erasing lines to the selected section began. I came up with this design.
Before lunch break we drew our design onto a transparent film. This was projected on the wall to the size of the finished piece. I determined the size of mine by the width of the freezer paper it was to be transferred to. Plus the fact that this was a one day class and I really wanted to get most of it done that afternoon.The afternoon was spent cutting, glueing, and sewing. But first we marked our paper pattern with orientation marks plus any other designations for value or color. Even though I had taken a quite a selection of fabrics to class, I ended up purchasing and using a piece of Caryl's dyed fabric. I cut all the parts for this design from that one piece of fabric.
The technique for sewing these graceful curves is called "applipiecing". It was fun ... like putting together a puzzle ... and it was easy to sew. The challenge was keeping track of all the parts.
My next posting will show how this piece ended up.
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