Thursday, March 25, 2010

Color & Contrast

This might be one of the most liberating classes that I teach, pure fun with no commitment, no homework, and no UFOs. It's all about cutting and pasting. After a short(ish) lecture on the subject and my theory that it's less about color and more about contrast, students work through a series of exercieses n a workbook, using only the fabrics provided to them in a kit.
This forces them to use fabric that are outside their comfort zone and encourages them to think outside the box. The lines on the paper are for suggestion only!

In my class at Lancaster, PA at the AQS show, students came up with these terrific examples in just a six inch block.
I love their creativity! It has been a fabulous show.

2 comments:

Pat said...

Gail...I was in this color & contrast class and really had a great time. I had fun "loosening" up in my creativity and thinking outside the box. Thanks for a great class. (I was looking to join "Gail's Grads" but am not sure how to do that.)

Sewlmate Sister said...

Wonderful Gail, can't wait till I get to take a class with you.
Ruth