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Show 1012 - Beyond Cotton: Working with Wool and Silk

Featuring: Sonya Lee Barrington

Posts On: June 4, 2012


It's a whole new world as fiber artist Sonya Lee Barrington shares the pleasures of using wool and silk as alternatives to cotton in your quilts and other sewing projects. After whetting your appetite with a number of her fabulous quilts, Sonya "gets down to business," explaining the unique properties of these two versatile fibers, offering a slew of tips for working with them, and showing a variety of inventive project possibilities. You'll love her clever purse made from the pocket of a man’s wool jacket! Want more? Ricky demonstrates an easy "four-patch-within-a-square" block that we'll pattern on the TQS site with a super-cool block challenge.

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Sonya Lee Barrington

Ricky Tims

From Chapter One:

Ricky teaches how to make an innovative fun and primitive quilt block.

From Chapter Two:

Sonya Lee Barrington shares both her history and quilts with TQS.

From Chapter Three:

Sonya shows how easy it is work with wool and teaches how to make a wool pocket purse.

From Chapter Four:

Sonya teaches the tips and tricks to working with silk.

After Set:

Sonya talks about the quilt shop she used to own in San Francisco and the influence her grandmother had on her quilting life.

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