I'm taking part in an online workshop Cloth to Cloth by Jude Hill. The workshop began on May the 15th. The class started of with an introduction lesson and video. It was very informative, flexible and fun. Everyone else is well on their way to create unique piece of art quilts. I'm slow on the uptake due to time constraints, but finally last night I started mine. I was in Japan in March and April this year and we had a great time. I brought back some Japanese fabric including vintage Kimono pieces. I decide to use them for this project.
Picture # 1 - This first piece above is made of pieces roughly cut or torn into 1" wide strips. The pieces of fabric consist of cotton, silk, wool and cotton mixed. The weaving method is coming together very quickly. I used red for the background and decided to leave spaces between the pieces to show the underneath. I can't wait for the next step of stitching. You can see the loose threads everywhere. Jude said that we can cut them off as we stitch so I took her word for it.
Picture #2 - So far I only pin basted the weaving onto the background fabric. Later I will baste it to the background fabric and remove the pins. It's then ready to be stitched. I'm in no hurry to work on it yet. I would like to wait and see what will come next in the lesson. The lesson goes for 4 weeks and Jude told us that apart from stitching she will show us how to embellish the surface of the cloth later.
Picture #3 - Weaving is not new to me. I'm also a basket weaver and I thought I will add some creative weaving into the blocks. In picture #2 I split the strips on the top corner into half and wove smaller strips to gives it a different look. In picture #3 I wove a separate section and attached the section onto the main block. I can see that this technique has endless possibilities. Watch this space for the next step - stitching!