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From a place of connectedness
Where do textile art and community meet?

 

Quilts exist in the space between the practical need and the decorative, the individual and the communal.
There is something really personal about sewing. It enables the creation and the use of fabrics for personal needs. In quilt-making, the aspect of community work is intrinsic. With quilting, we can engage in traditional patterns and traditional techniques, improvisation, and freestyle. We make quilts together in Quilting Bees, as an act to remember people and times, to welcome babies, to celebrate important events, to symbolically sew pieces together when life falls to pieces. We re-circle and express ideas about our socio-political world with craftivism.

The fascinating background of Patchwork/ Quilt is one of the countless stories about life experiences, traditions and individual innovations, about sustainability and creativity. Quilts are an expression of artistic handling of fabric, of craftivism, or traditionally a product of high technical skill.

Since the 1970s quilts have become more and more established in the art world. like Rosie Lee Thompkins: https://www.rosieleetompkins.com and Faith Ringold at the Serpentine Gallery in London:https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/whats-on/faith-ringgold/

In Quilt Making - Quilting Bee, we create new patchwork blocks from textiles that have grown on us. Or those we did not want to dispose of despite moving but do not really use them and those with personal meaning, textiles that remind us of people, places, and life events.
Everyone designs patchwork blocks according to their own interests and individual personality. We invent blocks, improvise as we go along, or take our inspiration from handed-down templates such as the friendship block. It can be embroidered and also appliquéd.

The introduction to the use of needle and thread, thimble, cutter and scissors are accompanied by presenting the history of quilts and their social, artistic roots and contemporary examples.

Please bring:
Textiles: beloved garments and fabrics; fleece for quilting (e.g. cotton- bamboo- wool fleece).
Scissors and cutters: small thread scissors, fabric scissors, fabric cutter is useful;
Needles: with which we can work well, sewing and quilting needles;
Sewing ring or thimble is very helpful in quilting;
Threads: sewing quilting threads, if embroidery is to be done, embroidery threads as well;
Paper and pen for pattern drafting.
Textile pen for transferring quilting patterns;

Available are:
Cutting pad, templates for patchwork;
Ironing board and two irons;
Books on the subject
A PFAFF Quilt Ambition, which makes sewing easy for beginners, and old PFAFFs are available in case you want to cut corners.

Some cookies, tea, coffee, water.

4 x Mondays
from October 04. 2021
11 - 13 h

 

For more information, suggestions, schedule inquiries don't hesitate and ask me:
Telephone: 0049 1727774367 -
Email:
carokropff@posteo.net

Kunstkurse in Frankfurt, Malerei, Acrylmalereikurse, Ölmalereiunterricht, Malen lernen im Atelier, Ölmalerei, Quilltkurse, Freies Quillten,  Textilkunst lernen, Textilgestaltung, Textile Surface Design Kurse und Workshops im Künstleratelier Frankfurt, Studio Space Lange Strasse 31, Patchworken , Malen auf Stoff, Drucken auf Stoff, Monotypie im Atelier, Lange Strasse 31. Für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene.