Color and Design for Sewers

Starts: March 25, 2017 11:00 am

Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Meets on: March 25

Instructor: Kate Herron Gendreau

Level: Absolute Beginner. No sewing experience required.

Cost: $85 Materials Included: color wheel, worksheets, 5 fat quarters ($20 total value)

Many sewers love the process of creating something with their own two hands, but are less comfortable selecting fabrics that are harmonious in color and design. If that sounds like a familiar conundrum, then this accessible and fun workshop is for you! It is taught by our own Kate Herron Gendreau whose undergraduate fine art studies and quilting experience have led her to be passionate about color and design. It is open to all experience levels, quilters, apparel, and home dec sewists alike. We will not be doing any sewing, but will focus completely on playing with fabric(!), giving you a hands-on experience with color, pattern, and basic design concepts that will help you create pleasing fabric combinations all on your own.
Together, we will:
  • Learn about color wheels and how to use them
  • Explore basic design concepts as they apply to fabric and how to combine them
  • Work with fabric swatches to build a hands-on understanding of fundamental elements of color theory
  • Build your own fat quarter bundle of any 5 quilting cottons in the shop
  • Understand essential terminology of contemporary quilting about fabric and design
Each student will receive their own color wheel, worksheets, and leave with a custom FQ bundle of their own creation as well as a new understanding for how to create dynamic palettes and fabric combinations.