Friday, October 23, 2009

I Found My Thrill!

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I've had two of six classes so far in Peg Gignoux's "Memory Cloth" class. Unfortunately this cloth doesn't provide better memory (ohh, how I wish). Creating a piece of cloth that is in memory of someone or that is a memory or celebration of a particular event (wedding, anniversary, etc) is really the idea here. I didn't pay very close attention to the theme of the class when I signed up. It was the skills that caught my attention. And I am LOVING it so far!

Peg is an artist who has created wonderful (and I do mean wonderful) pieces and she is such a talented teacher as well. For this class, she asked us to stick with neutrals and to bring in fabric, laces, and any odds and ends that could be used to create a bit of cloth. She brought in fabrics and laces, too. And we were invited to share hers as well as use our own.
The piece above was done in about 45 minutes and was one of the most freeing projects I've done. I'm usually too concerned with what the other person is doing or what they think of what I'm doing. I end up getting creativity-paralysis and do something very uncreative. But this was so much fun to just experiment with putting different materials together and not worry about what it was going to be (yet), or whether I could sell it, or whether the teacher would approve (I am stuck in my teenage years wayyyy too often). I used Peg's toffee colored dupioni silk, her pretty geometric lace, and my cheapy muslin and cotton and came up this.
I had so much fun and got so many ideas .... The second class was printmaking which opened up even more ideas. Did I mention I love this class?

5 comments:

Miss Gina Designs said...

I love the idea of a memory cloth!

shibori girl said...

Well, I say let your inner creativity spring forth! I too suffer from creativity paralysis when people are around... it would be nice to shake loose from that.

Where are you taking the class?

xoxo,

Kate

shibori girl said...

Well, I say let your inner creativity spring forth! I too suffer from creativity paralysis when people are around... it would be nice to shake loose from that.

Where are you taking the class?

xoxo,

Kate

shibori girl said...

Huh! sorry for the repeat comment there, blogspot had a bit of a hiccup, methinks...

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Hittin' the hard cider again, eh? :) the class is at Mulberry Silks. A little crowded, but a fun group...and a great class.