Saturday, April 23, 2011

Empty Spools Seminar

On Thursday I returned home totally inspired by my time in Rosemary Eichorn's fabric collage classes. The project I chose to work on was a vest. While sewing, I learned about different threads, needles and materials that were totally new to me. Free motion sewing, the method used to attach the motifs and background to the muslin pattern, was fairly new to me. All of the practice that I got during class certainly showed when I used my own machine yesterday. Now I truly believe that with free motion sewing, you must practice.
It was fantastic to be in a place where everyone was working on their own projects and very willing to discuss and show you what they were doing.
On Tuesday afternoon, all of the studios were open for a walk through so that you could see what was going on in the other classes. I can't wait for the new catalog to come out so that I can choose my class for next year. As soon as I have more stitching completed on my vest, I'll share what I've done. For now, I've included photos of the building where my class was and shots of several other places at Asilomar, the name of the facility.


  1. Isn't it wonderful to learn new techniques and to do it with other creative people! You're going to have a lot of fun experimenting and 'playing' at stitching.

  2. Looks like a nice getaway, and I can't wait to see your vest!