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Brenda Gael Smith: Geometricks (3-hour WS, Fri, 5/13/22, 4-7pm EDT)

Brenda Gael Smith: Geometricks (3-hour WS, Fri, 5/13/22, 4-7pm EDT)
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Price: $60.00
ID Number : SH2-036


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3-Hour Workshop
4 pm - 7 pm EDT, Friday, May 13

Tips and tricks for creating geometric shapes with freeform piecing: triangles, quadrilaterals, and hexagons. Explore the design possibilities of repeating motifs and learn how to join irregularly shaped blocks. Sample images are indicative only and show what can be achieved using the techniques learned.
All Levels

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Students to Provide

Current version of Zoom loaded on your computer or device. A laptop or tablet is ideal for moving around your creative space.

• Sewing machine with 1/4 inch foot (or equivalent needle setting)
• Rotary cutter with a SHARP blade and cutting mat
• Quilters ruler
• Chalk pencil (I like Clover Chaco liners)
• Neutral-coloured thread for piecing
• Iron and ironing mat
• Spray starch (optional)


This workshop is most suitable for fabrics that read as a single colour such as solids, hand-dyes, batiks, tone on tone prints and small- scale prints. Warm Up

Exercises & Samples
• Two, 6 1/2 x 4in rectangles. One dark and one light.
• Four 6 1/2in squares. Two dark and two light.
• Four 4 1/2in squares. Two dark and two light.
• One 10x3in rectangle with a long 1 1/2in wide strip in contrasting colour
• One 10x1 1/2in strip with a long 1-2in wide strip in a contrasting colour
• Four 10x4 rectangles: Two dark and two light

For your own compositions

• Assorted fabric scraps in both light and dark colours.
• Optional: Background fabric that contrasts with your geometric shapes so that your shapes “float”. Depending on what direction you choose, you may not end up using this fabric in the three-hour class.

Sewing Machine Required