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Show 2101: Color in Quilts & Upcycled Wearable Art

Featuring: Joen Wolfrom / April Sproule

Posts On: July 2, 2017


Joen Wolfrom has been fascinated with and studied the magic of color for over four decades. Armed with this knowledge, she lets you in on the secrets of how color works and why some don’t seem to play well with others. Joen also shares tips for using color to create depth in your landscape work.

Then, April Sproule shares ideas for reinventing clothing that is ‘so last decade’ into stunning pieces of wearable art using stenciling and embellishment. It will have you look at your old wardrobe in a whole new light.

Show Information

Links to Artists:

Joen Wolfrom

April Sproule (Sproule Studios)

From Chapter One:

Joen Wolfrom takes the mystery out of using the Color Wheel. She demonstrates how it does all of the work for you when determining your color plan.

From Chapter Two:

Joen explains why so many quilters find that, "My brown fabrics don’t play well together." She also shares her quilts and discusses how her color plans are represented in each.

From Chapter Three:

Joen shares images of landscapes to see how one can create depth and layers of color when using fabric. Using these principles can help you to create levels of color in your work.

From Chapter Four:

April Sproule shares tips and ideas for giving new life to your ‘so last decade’ garments. She turns them into new one-of-a-kind wearable art through the use of painted stenciling and hand embroidery.

After Set:

Joen talks about the photography class she says changed her life and her love of music.

Products and Artists Mentioned:

Models in order of appearance:

  • Joyce Paterson
  • Laura Fogg
  • Maggie Stimson
  • Lilo Bowman

#5 Anannymess 2017-07-19 19:50
Loved everything about this show! Joens truth about color makes such a difference! Don't stubbornly stick to the old color wheel!
#4 Andreabw 2017-07-06 06:25
If Ricky and Joen are going to take another class from Freeman Patterson in New Brunswick, is there Any chance that they may consider doing some teaching or lectures in Atlantic Canada?
#3 ncollada 2017-07-05 09:00
I love Joen! Over the years I've taken at least two classes with her. I've used her 3-in-1 Color tool extensively. I've recently ordered her new color wheel and I can't wait for it to arrive. I have a problem, when watching this video it pixilates horribly, very unpleasant. This only happens on TQS videos. Any suggestions? - Nancy
#2 Grandmere 2017-07-05 07:25
What were the two brand names of the paints April Sproule used for fabric/stencil painting? She stated they were the best.
#1 sghsgh 2017-07-02 08:46
Great show. I've had the 3-in-1 color tool since 2003 and use it all the time. Looks like the newest version has some improvements, including better placement of the rivet/hinge.
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