Tag: Angelia Armstrong

New Fabric Designs for Spring 2014

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.Mod-Tear-Drop-grey-1 Tiny-Layered-Circles

 

Quilting into Fall

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.

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Summer Sewing Days

alto sewing machine

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.

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