Bookings for the Encrusted Crazy Quilting will close in 48 hours

crazy quilt block

A quick heads up folks as I am going to close the  bookings for the Encrusted Crazy Quilting class in 48 hours. It is the last time it will run. After 2014 I am no longer teaching any of my classes online. It will be a big party of class as a result but I have to close it off otherwise I wont be able to manage it.
This class will commence on March 5th 2014. Follow the Encrusted Crazy Quilting Class  link and buy it to secure a place as this is the last time it will run. Class description and requirements are on the same page.

Crazy Quilts with Allie Aller

Allie aller CQ classI have just spent the afternoon with Allie Aller! I spent my afternoon in class watching Allie work up a small 4 block crazy quilt. How does someone in Australia have lessons from someone in America and not leave their home? Take part in an online class!

Crazy Quilts with Allie Aller is ideal for anyone who wants to start crazy quilting. If you are a regular quilter and not quite sure how to deal with some of the special issues associated with using different fabrics this class will be of interest to you too.

Allie Aller walks her students through the process of a small crazy quilt that is made up  of 4,  8 inch blocks. Piecing directions are demonstrated and patterns are provided.

This class covers different piecing methods, basic hand embroidery stitches and how to build seam embellishments for crazy quilting. The class introduces basic beading, silk ribbon embroidery, and adding embellishments like buttons. The class is completed with how to put the quilt together and how to treat various borders and bindings.

Allie covers the basics very well. The videos are filmed professionally and presented clearly. Allie anticipates problems new hands may have and demonstrates how to avoid or get out of muddles.

Class notes are provided and you can also chat in the forum about your projects. A hidden gem is that Allie Aller includes a copy of her book in PDF format with the class. I have the book as a book and it is something that should sit on everyones shelf! Since you get the ebook with the class this is really a great bonus.

As a result I think the class should be on the featured page of the Craftsy site. I get a little peeved that crazy quilting is always pushed to the background. Allie is a good teacher and this is a new class that was released this week and should be featured. Ok off my soapbox now.

Please note I am not an affiliate nor did I gain financially from writing this review other than free access to view it.

Online classes are almost fully booked

There are only a few places lefts in both these classes. I will be closing bookings  in a day or so. Both have a heavy design emphasis so if you are looking to build those skills they may be just what you are looking for.

studio art journals The Artists Studio Journal: A Designers Workhorse will start May 22nd 2013.

Students are guided through the process of using a Studio journal to create designs suitable for textiles such as contemporary embroidery, or quilting.

This workshop covers the process of how to keep a studio journal, how to develop and idea further, and how to turn it into a design suitable for a project in fiber.

This class is almost fully booked. Follow the link for further details, a requirements list and to book a place.

textured embroidery sampleSumptuous Surface Embroidery will run again on 12th June 2013. Over a six week period students in the Sumptuous Surface Embroidery class are guided through the process of design, as well as being introduced to techniques used in freeform textured hand embroidery. Follow the link for further details, a requirements list and to book a place.

If you are not sure how an online workshop runs visit this page for a description of how classes are run online.

Classes on offer

I have set the dates for the next 2 classes and now have them on offer. Both have a heavy design emphasis so if you are looking to build those skills please consider these.

studio art journals The Artists Studio Journal: A Designers Workhorse will start May 22nd 2013. In this class students are guided through the process of using a Studio journal to create designs suitable for textiles such as contemporary embroidery, or quilting.

This workshop covers the process of how to keep a studio journal, how to develop and idea further, and how to turn it into a design suitable for a project in fiber. Follow the link for further details, a requirements list and to book a place.

 

textured embroidery sampleSumptuous Surface Embroidery will run again on 12th June 2013. Over a six week period students in the Sumptuous Surface Embroidery class are guided through the process of design, as well as being introduced to techniques used in freeform textured hand embroidery. Follow the link for further details, a requirements list and to book a place.

If you are not sure how an online class runs visit this page for a description of how classes are run online.