Friday, November 06, 2009

Weekly Tip: Taming Thread

I don't do lots of hand sewing, but when I do, I do a little bit of prep work to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible.  To make quilting thread tangle less and go through your fabric like butter, cut thread (many different colors, or a single color) to 18" lengths.  Place it on a piece of waxed paper, fold the waxed paper over the thread, then place the folded waxed paper between two pieces of parchment, or in a brown paper bag.  Iron with a warm iron.  To store up to ten threaded needles, untangled, and ready to sew, get yourself a Clover Dome Threaded Needle Case.  

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Open House Event

The Inspired ACTS studio open house  in Harlem was a wonderful event yesterday.  We got a chance to share our space with fellow artists, friends and family.  The studio is a teaching studio, and based on the response, our hope of nuturing and sharing creativity will soon be realized.

I got a jump on my creativity efforts by building the table, design wall, and ironing surfaces in the studio.  Teresa, Chandra and I worked on the studio banner.  With our artwork and samples hung, the studio oozed with positive creative energy.  Our guests completed the picture.  I have a few pictures in my Picasa album.  I was busy with my hosting duties...explaining classes, tours of Workspace Harlem, etc.

Our schedule for November and December are done, as is our class descriptions.  If you'd like a copy, or would like to be on our e-mailing list, click here.  Put Class Info or Mailing List in the subject matter, and we'll take it from there.