Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Part 3 - September Stitch Shenanigans - More Techniques to Learn

One of the best parts of the CQI Retreat is the way all the ladies are willing to share their skills and teach others.  Holly and Ilys did a little tatting class.  Tatted trims and motifs are so popular it was a wonderful opportunity to learn this skill.
 There is nothing like one on one instruction to learn!
 Colleen did a wonderful demonstration of dying wool using Koolaid.  It was quick and easy and look at all the gorgeous pieces of wool hanging on the porch to dry!
 The red one was my favourite I think but the different flavours we used all created wonderful results.
 A bonus was how great it smelled with all the different flavours of Kool-Aid - much nicer than some chemical smelling dyes!
There was a wonderful class in using waste canvas for lettering as well but I missed that one unfortunately.  I would have loved to pick up any new tips to improve my skills at that.  These mini-classes just show the generous spirit of crazy quilters and are a regular part of the retreat!

1 comment:

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

It's so nice to see you and all seem to have had great time in Colorado again. I wish I were with you together.