10am – 4pm Thursday 27 June 2019
Using ric rac with Rachaeldaisy – one day workshop
Modern Yo yos with Rachaeldaisy – one day workshop
Your choice both will run at the same time
$80 tuition plus pattern which is $20. All patterns are available to purchase.
This class is about having fun adventures with fabric. Be inspired by Rachaeldaisy's award winning quilts and learn the techniques to make your own.
Participants choose to make either the Ric Rac Razzamatazz or Charming Smiles quilts
Rachael has always loved yoyos aka suffolk puffs. They're such fun happy little things, and while vintage yoyo quilts make my heart smile she felt it was about time to give them a modern makeover.
This is your chance to learn her techniques and make your own version of one of her yo yo quilts.
She explains : I felt sorry for the humble yoyo that is often perceived as old fashioned and boring so I set out to show they do have a modern side. I dressed them in bold colours, sewed them in half, and half again and served them up on a low volume background, Voila - Yoyos a la Mode!! YoYos a la Mode isn't only about the individual yoyos but the patterns and shapes they create as a whole. At first I played with organised layouts but then found the more random placement made this quilt more dynamic. Like pieces of a puzzle, the shapes seem to shift from circles to squares and back to circles again. I do have plans for a quilt with more structured layouts using the same ideas so stay tuned for those. Upon closer inspection the spaces in between the yoyos also play an integral part. Some of which reveal fussy cut snippets, others have geometric prints. So there you go, that's my modern yoyo quilt. What do you think, have I achieved my aim to prove that yoyos can be big, bold and striking and not just “old fashioned and boring”