It's way past dawn and still no sleep
by, 08-02-2012 at 02:18 AM (921 Views)
I decided to go across to the Studio - skunk or no skunk - and I spent several hours getting my Rami Kim bag to the beading and quilting stage. Last weekend she said her six- hour class should really have been two days but even then I can't see how we could have finished the project. It took me a day to smock a piece of fabric less than 1/4 the area of the back of the bag and then there were pleats and tucks and fabric origami. Now I have to sew tiny beads at all the intersections of the tucks and pleats and on the hexagonal and square folded fabric sections too.
If you want to look at what I'm making it's item 6 on Rami's workshop list - the project is called The Fifth Dimension. http://www.ramikim.com/Pages/LecturesandWorkshops.aspx
Her version is in pale shades of aqua and pinks; mine is purples and oranges - the colours of a Mexican sunset. There are no directions for the actual structure of the bag - no pattern as such - not even in the book I bought from her. We were directed to look at the pictures on line and work it out from there. I wonder how many of those who took the class will finish the project if they have less time on their hands than I. I'm determined to complete it - it cost $60 for the class and quite a lot for the batiks and beads so I don't want it turning into a UFO. I'm not sure yet if it's for me or for a present for someone else. It's a glorified tote really that I might improve on with inside zipped pockets and interesting hardware.