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Improv Scrapmania



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Use the scraps that you might otherwise throw away and make a unique contemporary design.

Sew your smaller scraps into Improv Blocks or add skinny lines to larger scraps to make units that go together like a puzzle. There’s no right angles or straight lines unless you want there to be! We’ll focus on sewing our units together using expressive lines–gentle curves that follow the shape of the elements used, rather than a hard squaring off process. You can also use leftover or orphan blocks in your composition if you like.

We’ll talk about color and design to create the composition as well as the techniques needed.

Basic sewing skills and a sewing machine in good working order are necessary.

Class is limited to 30 students.

Session 1: Tuesday September 10, 2024 from 1-4 PM EST

Session 2: Tuesday September 17, 2024 from 1-4 PM EST

Session 3: September 24, 2024 from 1-4 PM EST

The first session will cover ideas about color and the techniques I use to organize my scraps and create the composition letting the shapes work together and using expressive lines to connect them

In the second session, we’ll talk about design ideas and I’ll do a live demo of various ways to put your composition together into an exciting original design. There will be time for sewing in each of these sessions, so you can practice the techniques and ask questions while I’m on camera with you.

The third session is a feedback session. Send me your blocks or your finished design and I will put them into a presentation to share so I can give you positive, constructive feedback on finishing your composition. We’ll also have a more general discussion about composition in this session too.

The live sessions will be recorded and available to students for two months after class is over.

Download the supply list here. (Navigate down the page to the red “Download Supply List” button)

Zoom links will be sent out one week before the first class.

If you are outside the US, please contact me at [email protected] to register. The form on the website currently doesn’t support international orders.

Cost for 9 hours: $120