Modern Block Improv | March 10th

Modern Block Improv | March 10th


Instructor: Sherri Lynn Wood

  • Date: Friday March 10th, 2017
  • Length: 6 hours
  • Time: 9am-4pm
  • Skill level: All
  • Class size: maximum 25 students.
  • Further information and supply list below.
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The goal of improvisational patchwork is flexible patterning. Participants will start with a favorite fixed or “traditional” block pattern and gradually transform it through a series of repetitions and variations. Without the use of rulers, templates or instructions to guide them, they will gain a deeper sense of how patterns evolve, while learning ruler-free patchwork and composition techniques along the way.

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Supply List

Tools & Supplies:

  • Thread – medium gray
  • Hand needles
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper
  • Marking pen/pencil/tailors chalk
  • Scissors – make sure they are sharp and functional
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Sewing Machine with extension cord
  • Do NOT bring an iron –ironing stations will be provided

Fabric Materials:

  • Large, medium, and small stash scraps in a range of values, hues, neutrals, prints & solids –monotone prints and batiks are not solids
  • Estimate amounts according to your goals for the project. Keep in mind your target size, your natural pace and scale, and the 6-hour time limit of the workshop. Bring enough fabric to support your creative flow, but 4 yards total should be enough.
  • Bring one or two large to medium stash scraps to share with the class – zingers!
  • Don’t fuss over it! Come with a make-do attitude and it will be fine!
My workshops are structured with an hour of upfront instructions, demos, and brainstorming, after which I set everyone loose to sew. Please be on time to get the most of the workshop. If you are late, simply jump in where we are and do your best. Leaving early is not as critical. ~ Sherri Lynn Wood