Posts Tagged: Quilting

Welcome Rachel Davis, New Textiles Department Artist in Residence!

Rachel Davis, Artist-in-Residence Nearly two months have passed since I began my artist-in-residence in the Textiles department. In that time, I’ve been making leaf inspired forms with cloth: quilting, cutting, and using embroidery to embellish these new pieces. I focus on color and pattern when combining textiles, dyeing fabrics when necessary. I enjoy this new,… Read more »

Summer Session II: Class and Open Studio Schedule

Hello Lovely Textiles Department Community! Tomorrow is the start of Summer Session II classes and open studio. This schedule is subject to tweaks over the next week or so: please make sure to check back here for the most recent updates before heading in to the studio. See ya soon! -Nora

Spring Session II Open Studio Schedule

5/12/17: Insert gif of me eating my hat. Sorry, Thursday night First Time Sewing- I didn’t mean to forget you! 5/10/17: OKAY, LAST CHANGE, I SWEAR. No open studio in the sewing room on Friday night’s ’cause we’re makin’ bras, baby. And Frame Loom Weaving is now from 2-5pm on Sunday afternoons in the Print… Read more »

Spring Session I Class and Open Studio Schedule

Hello all! Spring session is off and running! You still have time to sign up for some of the end-of-week and weekend classes, so don’t miss out. Here’s the session I class and open studio schedule. Open studio will start on Monday, April 3rd. See you all in the studio! -Nora

Printed Patchwork

As a longtime Lillstreet Textiles student/monitor/teacher, I always get the most excited when I’m combining printing/dyeing with sewing.  It feels great to use both sides of the department!  Thus, I’ve been experimenting with silkscreening dye onto patchwork.  This actually started a few years back, when I was still relatively new to silkscreening on fabric.  In… Read more »

Fabric Painting Experiments

One of the great perks of my residency here at Lillstreet has been the space and time to get messy and play with various surface design techniques, like dyeing, screen printing, and relief printing.  I am very attracted to the idea of transforming found fabric and making it my own via the aforementioned methods. To… Read more »

Improvisational Quilting

*** Improvisational quilting? What is that? It’s more expressive way of piecing. It is an intuitive and playful process, more like painting or making collage than traditional, block-based, precise methods of making patchwork. The improvisational method involves cutting with scissors and/or rotary cutter, but not always with a ruler. Sometimes improvisational patchwork has a wonky… Read more »

Weaving at Lillstreet!

This winter we are going to be introducing weaving to Lillstreet. It is enjoyable, simple to learn and you can do it almost anywhere. The most exciting thing about weaving on a frame loom are the endless possibilities. There can be lack of order, chaos in your methods, but in the end a cloth –… Read more »

Quilt Workshops

Mastered half square triangles? Made a few log cabin variations? It’s time to expand your piecing vocabulary and I can help you out! I’ll be offering two workshops in November, “Piecing Curves” and “Foundation Paper Piecing”, highlighting indispensable techniques that will allow you to move your piecing into exciting new terrain. Details are below. Join… Read more »