Saturday, January 20, 2007

kaffe fasset is coming to Belgium

... to the 'Modemuseum'in Hasselt. And he is teaching a patchwork and a knitting workshop. I signed up for both.
First up : the patchwork class. Now, patchwork is fairly new to me, I have only made one quilt before (also a Kaffe Fassett design).
It was the 'Rice bowls' quilt. More experienced quilters will have a lot to say about the finishing, but for me it's all about working with the colors.
This time we will work on the 'tapestry garden' quilt. Kaffe Fassett wants us to combine big bold flower prints. I have an old sheet with big tulips on it, and was looking in my stash what to combine with it.

I could go for pastels... but it is too sweet, not opulent enough;

... or for golden yellows. Maybe a bit to yellow ?

... but I have chosen this. I have bought some extra fabrics of course. I bought some in my local yarn and fabric store (the owner will be attending the workshop too). I bought the fabric with my store credit, build up in the last year, so I got it practically for free. I felt I needed a bit more orange, and to cut down on costs I bought 2 sheets with big flower prints, for a grand total of 20 euro. So I have a lot of fabric for not too much money. I am not sure about the smaller prints though. Probably not bold enough.

Voor yarnlot - ik vond je e-mail adres niet op je blog. Waar woon jij ergens ? Als je wil kan je me mailen - ik vond jouw japanees haakwerk heel erg geslaagd. En wat een werk om in de Noro wol te knippen tot je de juiste kleurcombinatie hebt gevonden. Well done !


Anonymous said...

Ben heel benieuwd hoe die workshop zal zijn . Hou ons op de hoogte.!!
Je stofjes zien er interessant uit.Veel succes op de workshop.

Elly said...

Love all the fabric patterns and colours. In case you haven't seen it already, you might want to check out the Knitting Wench's recent visit to a KF workshop.

Anonymous said...

I love strong colors like oranges with purples and blues. Kaffe’s artichoke pattern, Amy Butler’s large floral and the orange with the fuchsia flower will make nice large blocks. You may want to wait until class to cut the sheet. Kaffe may have suggestions on what size blocks to use from that. The white will create a very strong contrast when placed with the darker colors and you will need to consider that in the design. I would ask him about that early in class.

The quilt in the book is very large, so you won't finish the layout in class. Given that, don't worry about cutting every block. You'll need a variety of the three block sizes. Use your biggest prints for the largest blocks and save tiny prints for the smallest blocks. Also, Kaffe likes to see some of the squares "fussy cut", which is a block cut so that a flower in that pattern is centered and the bloom takes up the entire block.

Most important part ... have fun! Nancy (Knitting Wench)