Recap: Carolyn Friedlander Workshops

We had so much fun this weekend slow sewing with Carolyn Friedlander! Thank you to all those who came out for her workshops and trunk show. Such an experience learning paper piecing and hand applique from this incredibly talented, modern sewist!

IMG_5161IMG_5248 IMG_5209Carolyn’s Trunk Show Friday evening boasted many of her quilt classics and also new designs. We got a sneak peek of her new fabric collection Euclid, printed on Robert Kaufman Essex, in a rendition of her Facing East quilt. nido is excited to have all 6 Euclid prints arriving in the shop next month.

IMG_5223On Saturday, Carolyn taught one of her recent paper piecing patterns, Outhouse. The paper piecing technique allows the formation of detailed blocks that exhibit precision and character. Don’t you just love the variety of fabrics and personality of each student’s blocks?!

IMG_5234The second portion of the workshop, students created Ebb, a beginning hand applique pattern. This technique is especially desirable during those on-the-go times when you would like to be working on a project, but are not in front of a sewing machine.

IMG_5266On Sunday, Carolyn taught her Everglade hand applique pattern. With her introduction of more detailed hand applique techniques of points and curves, this full-day class created stunning blocks comprised of two layers of fabric. Pat yourselves on the back for these! Everyone’s work is amazing!

FullSizeRenderA HUGE thank you to Carolyn Friedlander for a great weekend full of slow sewing!

Keep your eyes peeled for future artist workshops at nido!

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