Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Searching my soul...

...an interesting prospect to say the least!  But I am talking about my colour "soul" at present....and that has been interesting! This week I am heading off to Material Obsession for the "Soul Searching" workshop with Kathy & Reece Scannell....also known as "Understanding Colour and working it". Phew! As preparation I have had to cut 2.5" strips in neutrals and colour groups of red, blue, yellow, green, purple and orange (about 24 of each). That is a lot of cutting! Kathy says on the blurb...you might be surprised what you learn as you cut. Well, she wasn't wrong!!! It was fun to see what I have collected and how I felt cutting the strips....my mood definitely changed according to what I was cutting...and I much prefer clearer colours than murky tones. It was also nice to remember what was bought where and for what purpose. Lots of old fabrics have been separated recently from my general stash, some were included, but most were just not me any more...so they have been relegated on the out pile. Whilst this might be the purpose of going through scraps, I just had no interest in using pieces that have been relegated to the dusty depths of my cupboards for 15+ years...they had been abandoned for a reason!
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This is the inspiration for the class...the soul searching quilt (borrowed from the MO blog). It should be great fun, I have been hoping to attend since I attended a mini talk at the Craft Show in June...might be interesting to find out more about colour and what it means to me.
It has been busy here as usual...DD moved...sniff...I will miss her daily presence in my life, but she is happy and I am happy for her. We have had a few trips to Newcastle looking at houses...there have been a couple we like...who knows what lies ahead.
 I have had some time working on my Circle Game BOM...slightly behind but catching up now...
and the cushion I bought at MO recently.
Hope all is well wherever you are...looking forward to sharing my workshop with you!
Cardygirl xx

25 comments:

Cathy said...

Ooh Alison, I am so excited for you about this colour workshop, cannot wait to see your report!! Enjoy immersing yourself in all that colour and knowledge from Kathy. xo

Julia said...

That should be fun Alison...can't wait to see what you do and how you felt about it..
Have fun.
Julia ♥

Gabi said...

Sounds like you're going to have lots of fun. Waiting for you to come back and tell us all about it.

And This Little Pig said...

Go have fun, look forward to the results :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds like a fantastic workshop Cardy...fabric soul searching I like it....

Sue SA said...

You will have a great time, Kathy is the queen of colour! Plus you have already done the hard yards, letting go of some unwanted stash...hmm what are you doing with it??? I am sure NSW guild charity girls would welcome it, just saying in case it needs a home!
PS and thats one less cupboard you have to worry about cleaning out if you do move!

Lurline said...

You lucky Little Duck - I'd love to attend!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sue-Anne said...

I think you will gain a lot from your class at MO. I like the idea of learning/remembering when cutting all those strips.

I feel for you having your daughter move away, it takes a while to get used to. Good luck with the house hunting.

broderie said...

I like the look of your fabric strips, your fabric soul ! It is interesting how some fabrics years later have no appeal, but when you bought them they were loved. Happy house hunting, and my dear mum was upset when I left home aged 39 ! But she was very happy to come visiting and show friends how I had set up home from day one ! My 'glory box' was becoming antique ! Good wishes !

AnitaS said...

It sounds very interesting to have this workshop. I am looking forward to see what you have done there.

Nedra said...

I,too have been cutting a lot of my scraps into 2 1/" strips. I love the quilt you will be making. Have a wonderful time at your class, and best of luck looking at homes.

suzitee said...

Lots of changes in the air for you this year Cardy! Hope they are all good ones :) Your strips of colour are so inspiring, and I love the whole idea! Can't wait for you to share your class details with us!

Ann Marie said...

Lucky you! Can't wait to hear how the class goes.
I recently straightened up my stash. I was surprised by some of my "old" fabrics. Some I looked at and wondered why I had EVER bought them. Ugh! Good thing there's only a fat quarter. And others made me marvel at my good taste. Too bad there's only a fat quarter!

PEGGY said...

OOH...I can't wait to see what you make from your strips! Some of the inspiration projects were nice!!! Have fun and report back!
Peggy

Susan said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing the results.

Maree: said...

I know how much You Enjoyed that Workshop so I am Sure You will Just Love This One...
Enjoy.!
cheers

Fiona said...

I'm looking forward to hearing what you say about the workshop.. the colours look fun.... I think our tastes do change.... the circle game looks so fresh and happy -I know how it feels when our darling chicks leave home...
Big Hugz

Too many eggs said...

the fabrics (yours ) look lovely, my stash is so varied....i have 1930's because i love their fresh crispness but i have lot's of reproduction they are my latest faze i long for a quilt that looks like i found it in a chest hidden away for centuries.....

look forward to hearing about the workshop

Janet said...

It sounds like the workshop is going to be fun and fabulous. I can't wait for the report, I bet you'll learn heaps. My kids moved out years ago and I still miss them, you have my sympathy.

Marg said...

Looking forward to hearing about the colour workshop, it sounds really interesting.
My daughter is moving out next week too, to start uni.

Farm Girl said...

Have a super time Cardy, sounds pretty deep and meaningful! Good luck for the road ahead ......

Siobhán said...

It sounds like that'll be an amazing workshop! I have one of the MO books--LOVE it!

I am glad that your daughter is getting settled. My oldest plans to move back to the US next year, if all goes according to plan (God willing). I hope things work out for her but want to be sick when I think how fast the time has gone and that she won't be within driving distance, at least.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh brights are so you at the moment you are loving them.........hope you share some knowledge........
I could take care of the rejects......lol..........glad to hear dd has moved and is happy......

Shiralee Stitches said...

I will be looking forward to hearing what the result of your personal colour soul-searching journey produced for you....it all sounds really interesting...I'll toss Chooky for the rejects...haha.....hope your dd hasn't moved too far away....

Chocolate Cat said...

Sounds really interesting, can't wait to hear all about it! you will miss your girl but as long as she is happy...