Fun in my fabric world....

Monday, January 23, 2012

A colourful two days.

Home again from the colour workshop at Material Obsession with Kathy Doughty and Reece Scannell.
In a word...amazing!
I have learnt so much and look forward to putting it into practice.
The first day was spent discussing black, white and the gray scale. Reece spent the morning sharing his experience as a photographer by explaining how we can have mood, texture, light, depth, and contrast from using mid, dark and light shades. He was amazing, leading us into a world that has the potential to add so much to our humble "patchwork". We analysed photos and discussed the warmth and coolness that can be achieved in this palette. 
Whew...then we needed a tranquil spot like this for lunch!
After lunch we spent the afternoon with Kathy working on the Soul Searching quilt, putting what we had learnt in the morning into practice. Having a small stash of white, cream and grey, this was a little tricky...oh well might have to head upstairs to the shop and see if they have anything suitable!
Gradually the blocks began to come together...it is hard to let go of old habits, look at your work and follow what you like without influence. Thinking what looks best together, value, contrast.... but with Kathy's gentle support we gained confidence.
Then off for dinner with friends, some rest and readiness for Day 2!
Lots more photos tomorrow, some have already been on Kathy's blog if you want to peek!
Cardygirl xx

19 comments:

loulee said...

Sounds like a great workshop. Have fun.

shez said...

whow Alison looks like a lt of fun.xx

Nedra said...

Oh, to live in Australia. I would have joined you in a heartbeat!
Looking forward to seeing Day 2.

Heather said...

I checked out Kathy's blog too and this workshop looked so interesting. Oh to have a chance to go to Material Obsession!

sunny said...

Wow - what a great workshop. Glad you enjoyed it, and had such a good time.

Susan said...

Sounds likea really interesting (and different) workshop. I think I'd need LOTS of gentle support.

Kylie said...

Glad you enjoyed the workshop it sounded very interesting. xxx

Furball Farm Quilting said...

What a great idea, I like the idea of doing a workshop like this. Just a little encouragement to get out of "the comfort zone", which is a little daunting. Kathy's quilt is stunning.

Too many eggs said...

sounds like such an interesting workshop....i would love to understand colour better

Janet said...

What a fabulous workshop, it sounds like you learnt a heap of new things. I'm glad you had such a great time.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Cardy, sounds good, can't wait to see and hear more, I am intrigued...off to check out Kathys blog...

Gingerpatch said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I can't wait to visit MO again. I am currently trying to finish the Sue Ross BOM. Just doing the last few stitches on the wheel block. Then I will attack all of those strips.

Marg said...

Sounds fantastic and even saw you in the pics on Kathy's blog!
Visiting MO is on my list of things to do if I ever get back to Sydney!

jean said...

So glad you had such a great time Alison, I did intend on a surprise visit to meet you but u fortunately work got in the way, mYbe next time. Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's pics

Sue-Anne said...

Looks and sounds like a great weekend workshop. Its so nice to try something different and get those creative juices all fired up.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks like your workshop was great alison... something you can share with us all in Nundle ??? :)

Mrs Dibble said...

Isn't it amazing - no matter how much fabric you have with you at a class you always need more!!!!!!!

Anita said...

Glad you enjoyed the workshop!!! Bronwyn looks like she was concentrating very hard! All looks a bit too technical for me though.....I just like simple LOL

DAWNIE said...

Am sure you enjoyed this. Colour is such an amazing thing to study - there is just sooo much to learn about how it all works.