I have been doing lots of finishing off over the past month or so and have found it very satisfying to not have so many unfinished bits and pieces hanging about my studio. Bringing projects to a close has meant I have had time to think about how to make my classes work online and the first two zoom classes I taught last month went well. The lovely people who joined me as I dipped my toes into teaching via zoom were very kind and supportive and the sunflower bowls they made were as beautiful as ever. I am pleased to say that several of them encouraged me to run another class, so I have been making plans and converting my Star Sign Mosaics class into an online format. This is what the small finished quilts look like
The fabric mosaics are fun to make - and are certainly very bright and cheerful, something I think we all appreciate now the days are getting shorter and as we spend more and more time in our homes. The technique shares some similarities with collage and there is plenty of scope for creativity and you can make whichever of the star signs you wish. Personally I find making them very relaxing as I sit and snip, making patterns with the brightly coloured little pieces.
I have set up 4 separate dates which will run in the next few weeks. I am again limiting the numbers in each class to 8 to make sure everyone has the chance to enjoy a relaxed class which is more like an in-person experience where everyone can ask whatever they like, whenever they like (no hands up or waiting forever for your 'turn') Although technically we could have up to 100 (!) people per class, that would just be horrible as it would be impossible for everyone to ask questions, make observations, converse and interact with myself and each other. During the previous classes we were able to chat freely as if we were in the same room together, and it worked really well.
The dates of the classes are:
Wednesday 28th October Sunday 1st November
Wednesday 4th November Sunday 8th November
The classes start at 10am and run until around noon, during which time I demonstrate live the techniques I use to create the mosaics. This interactive session will be recorded and will be available for 4 weeks after the class. (I have also made additional videos which show the process should they be needed).
We then break until 4pm (time for you to start your mosaic if you wish!) when I run a second session for more questions sharing of ideas and work in progress.
As preciously, booking the class via the Misomer Quilting website, link below:
Kits are also available from Midsomer Quilting but are not a reuirement so you can use your own fabrics if you have them. (link below)
If this sounds interesting to you there is more information on my website, or feel free to get in touch.
Thanks for reading!