Monday, November 19, 2007

Leslie Gabrielse workshop

I attended a 2-day workshop taught by artist, Leslie Gabrielse, along with 5 of my artist friends. I wanted to concentrate on faces. His way of working was amazing. The process begins like this; 1) backing of Crinolin (stiff, woven material for making hats); 2) thin batting on which you will pin your fabrics; 3) another layer of Crinolin over the top - it has your design drawn in pencil. You use the Crinolin as a guide for your design. All of his pieces are sewn by hand using #5 embroidery threads. My piece is machine quilted and embroidered by hand...the best of both worlds.


  1. this is a very successful piece. is crinolin that stiff loose weave fabric similar to interfacing?

  2. Anonymous1:32 PM

    Jamie this looks fantastic, I love it. Anne told me all about the workshop, it sounded like fun I only wish I could have been there with you guys. Your piece came our great

  3. I love it, Jamie! Great design and colors. I also wish I'd been there.


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