|Pat Pauly - website photo|
Artist Pat Pauly brought her talent for improvisation, use of bold colour and unusual fabric combinations to a two-day workshop for SAQA members in B.C. on October 10 and 11, when she taught her "Cutting up the 'Pretties'" workshop.
SAQA WC Co-Rep (B.C.), Katie Stein Sather, reported that 17 or 18 of the 20 registered participants made it to the workshop proper, and 50 attended the Friday night lecture -- this, on the eve of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Katie described the workshop experience thus:
We worked through some design exercises, first tearing up strips of calendar photos and glueing them on to 4" x 6" cards. Quickly, several of them. Then using a 5" x 8" card, using both paper and cloth, created a slightly larger one. Then we enlarged our favourite using tracing paper and freezer paper (for patterns) to make into a cloth piece.Thanks to member Jennifer Cooper for these photos, which illustrate what Katie described:
Some loved the design exercises, but found the detail in the photos too difficult to render into cloth in the end. Some were able to translate it all well.
|Pat's technique - making a 4" x 6" design from calendar pictures|
This is Jan Kuyelka's sample
|Karen Johnson, playing with her "pretties"|
|Jan K's freezer paper design|
There was colourful fabric everywhere...
|Judy Leslie's design wall|
|At the Lecture with Pat Pauly (lower right corner)|
Looks like a good time was definitely had by all!