Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Kathy Tidswell - Wearable Art

Have you ever wanted to create a jacket or vest that was uniquely yours - a one-of-a-kind? In a recent conversation with Kathy Tidswell regarding her upcoming classes at Quilt Canada 2015: Blown Away, she passed along some pictures of the amazing wearable art that she has created -  Art that you can learn how to create if you sign up for her class on Wearable Art at Quilt Canada 2015.

Everyone likes to have their own personal style with regards to the clothing that they wear, and what better way to exude your own style than wearing one of your own creations? Rest assured that no one would have a jacket or vest that matched yours.

You will learn many skills in the class on Wearable Art. Kathy, winner of the Teacher of the Year award in 2005, will also give tips on the type of pattern that can be adapted to wearable art, as well as numerous embellishment techniques that can no doubt be used in other areas of your quilting life as well. Skills like lace cutwork, bobbin work, trapunto, arranging appliqués , and new methods for attaching appliqués . You'll be able to look at samples and even get started on your own creation under Kathy's watchful eye. 

Kathy also graciously passed along some photos of her work, many of it shown at previous Quilt Canada conferences. The trapunto jacket was the winner of the CQA/ACC National Juried Show Wearable Art award in 1999. The silk cape featuring a 3-D thread appliqué Great Horned Owl was juried into CQA/ACC in 2012. The silk hand painted cape features three free motion thread owls. The jacket with the lake sunset scene received Honourable Mention in 2005. The fireworks jacket was accepted into 2001 National Juried Show.  


Check out Kathy’s classes being offered at Quilt Canada 2015 in Lethbridge, AB on the CQA/ACC’s website.
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