Quilting and katazome | Tien Chiu's Blog
Despite more busy-ness, I did carve out some time for fiber stuff today. Â So here is a new quilt square from my foundation piecing quilt class: It's not technically perfect, nor is it very exciting, design-wise, but it's pleasant enough, and I got to practice foundation piecing and a little bit of design, so I'm declaring it a success. Â The next on the agenda are string blocks and crazy quilt blocks - which should go quickly - followed by freezer-paper template hexagonal blocks, which promise to be painfully slow. Â And that's just to catch up with last Friday's lesson! Â The new lesson opens tonight, so I am dreadfully behind. Â (But it's OK - it's not being graded, and the class stays open for a good month after the last lesson.) Yesterday's Black Sheep Handweavers Guild meeting brought a marvelous temptation: katazome! Â The wonderfully talented Karen Miller was our speaker, and talked about katazome, the art of Japanese stenciled resist dyeing. Â Her work is exquisitely detailed