I want to share what I've been doing in the Cloth to Cloth workshop with Jude Hill which started this week. We have a private blog for the class but you can get an idea of the exciting and innovative work Jude does by looking at her Spirit Cloth blog.
I read through all the class notes and the first lesson in bed last night and watched the videos again. Then I tried to sleep. Even though I was feeling shattered my brain was full of ideas and plans for cloth weaving. I suppose it would have been a good idea to get up, get wrapped in a cosy dressing gown and do a little bit of cloth-making (I could have included it in my Friday Night Sew-In) but as it was dark and cold I really thought trying to sleep was my best option!
Anyway, this morning I made a start. I have to say this is way, way, way out of my comfort zone. Jude is encouraging us to recycle fabrics, to tear and rip, to leave gaps, to mix fabric types, weights and styles. It's almost too much for my controlling brain.
I rummaged in my scraps basket and decided to start with some pieces leftover from a jellyroll. These are all cotton, colour-coordinated and therefore not too challenging and a good way to get to grips with the cloth weaving technique. This is what I did: