Make tucks and twist for intriguing patterns – Jennie shares her simple construction techniques with us.
Tucks are a very simple way to create texture for garments as well as textile art (we saw it used to great effect recently in the Water Water Exhibition which is in the Out and About section of the site).
Think about the threads you could use too to colour the edges – there are some wonderful varigations around these days.
About Jennie Rayment
This skinnyish, red-haired, slightly wacky Brit is totally obsessed with ‘Nipping and Tucking’ – fabric manipulation and surface texture.
Unique in her field, she’s now internationally known for her quick, simple, innovative and original techniques with manipulated material and her hilarious lectures with real ‘Strip, Show and Tell’.
Jennie teaches a wide variety of classes for all levels and abilities of sewers from patchworkers, quilters and embroiderers to fashion, soft furnishing and home décor enthusiasts.
Indeed, anyone interested in any form of needlework will be totally captivated by her deviously ingenious textural designs and can benefit from the wealth of creative ideas arising from her magic manipulations.
Why not try her classes in Emsworth – for lots more information and the latest joke plus a ‘Sew simple’ project go to www.jennierayment.com.
and you can join her on her Creative Sewing weekends as well as the Justhands-on.tv Sewing Weekend both of which are held at Dunford House in Midhurst – for more details visit the classified section/quilting holidays.
NOTE: Jennie will be in the QIA section of the Festival of Quilts 2014 – stop by and say hi!
Jennie is a world renown quilt teacher, lecturer, author of nine quilt books and numerous patterns.
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