Patti Edmon Altered Attic: A Learning I Will Go...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Learning I Will Go...



Nothing like learning and exploration to get the creative juices flowing... and now is a good time to step outside the comfort-zone box that was becoming more like quicksand. I can't wait to start the "Altered Fabric Book" online workshop that I'm signed up for - through Creative Workshops.

I wasn't familiar with Nellie Wortman's work but for quite some time I've wanted to use more layers of lace, fabrics and vintage photos - and add book-making to my repertoire. One look at her blog -
Early Morning Thoughts - and I was hooked.

A few years before we were married, Jim gave me a sewing machine for Christmas. I was a bit puzzled; though my mother is a lifelong, expert seamstress, I hadn't done any sewing aside from the very... creative skirt I made in high school home ec class. I learned the basics and used my new toy to make place mats, attaching hand-stitched quilt squares to a backing. I finished three. The remnants of the fourth are tucked away in a basket.

Jim retrieved the boxed-up sewing machine from the basement this morning so I plan to dig up the old quilt scraps for this book class. The idea of mastering the machine is a bit daunting, but a glance at the side-view of one of the many glorious book Nellie made is compelling enough!

There's still time to sign up, so check out the fabulous offerings at Creative Workshops!


11 comments:

Sharmon Davidson said...

How exciting, Patti- a new year with new techniques to learn! Have fun on your adventure, and don't forget to show us the results!

Mountain Woman said...

The class sounds so exciting and wonderful. I can't wait to see more.

alteredbits said...

that looks like lots of fun indeed! you are going to have a blast! i can't wait to see what you make -- i know it will be soooo gorgeous!

xx

Joy said...

I saw this class being offered. I didn't sign up for it because I am so intimidated by the sewing machine, lol. I look forward to reading about how you like the course!

:). Joy

cynka said...

bardzo, bardzo inspirujące!!!

B.Held said...

beautiful!

Karin Bartimole said...

These photos are juicy Patti! I'm with you though - intimidated by sewing machines! I got one for christmas last year and have yet to use it. I even asked for it!! This will be the year, but now isn't exactly the best time for me to start :) Looking forward to being inspired by you!!
xox K

jill Zaheer said...

What a wonderful class to take, to break out to an area you haven't worked in before. Looks like so much opportunity for creativity, joy, fun and ability to learn some great techniques. Hope you post the adventures of your class with us! So glad you aren't letting the uncomfortable feeling stand in the way of this great opportunity! Hugs

Sue M said...

You have been very busy Patti - and what an exciting new class to look forward to. I look forward to photos of your new techniques - and am full of admoiation for artistic your ability.

alteredbits said...

we were gone for the weekend, so i'm slow to get back to you... what kind of vintage fabric, sweets? i may have something for you. :)

hope you've having a fantastic start to a new week.

xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry it took me so long to get here. Life got in the way of everything this year. I am in awe of that book, and I hope you will show progress of your class on your blog so you can inspire me.

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