It has been a learning fall for me. I am trying to convert my hand drawn design ideas to the computer on Adobe Illustrator. In my past career I did a lot of Autocad technical work, it is one thing to make straight lines and measurements and all that using a computer and mouse, it is so tricky for me to make my hand drawings look the way I want on the computer. The boys did buy me a Wacom tablet that lets you draw directly on the screen. I am finally feeling a little more comfortable using it. It is still not quite the same, but if I want to have my designs printed on fabric,in large quantities, I will continue on, it is never too late to learn something new, anyway.
Holiday Ornaments now available at Blue Skies or contact me directly.
I have been involved in several new quilting/fabric projects lately. Met with textile designer Alison Glass talking about designing fabric and Quilt Market, she was most helpful and I hope a new friend in the art community. Our Peninsula Modern Quilt Guild is planning a quilt show this fall, so have been working with them and looking forward to that event.
Our new school season at RSA start next week and I have many new ideas for my students. I love the pillows in the photo from the summer sewing club, great job Mary, Amy and Rose.
I have my last sewing class with my younger students tomorrow. It is so exciting to see new young people being creative and their interest in sewing. We have great discussions, I think they all relax when their hands are busy and the thoughts and words just flow. We have talked a lot about sewing machines and how they work, in my research I found this unique machine. I love when design is always a part of function.
The Alto machne is made for non/beginner sewers. Easy threading, and the speed is controlled by your hands moving on the fabrics-no foot pedal. This could be great for students.