Zentangle master, former cosmetologist, and quilt artist Nysha Oren Nelson enthralls us with his method for incorporating the six elements of marks in his free-motion quilt designs. Using no pre-drawing, this method allows for more organic and spontaneous designs. This might seem scary to most, but his suggestion of working out kinks and problems on practice samples allows you to flush out ideas and design options and thread color before the needle ever touches the fabric. Taking it to an ever more basic level, Nysha’s exercise doodling makes it even more fun.
Self-appointed Queen of Tuffets, Sharyn Cole, shows that these little jewels of eye candy aren’t just for Victorian ladies of yore. Personalizing is what it’s all about. From blue jeans and ties to high school sport shirts, there’s a creative tuffet for every type of recipient.
Adventures In Free-Motion Quilting-DVD available at Nysha's website.
Nysha, a former cosmetologist and Zentangle certified teacher, talks about his journey and love of creating dimension with quilting. We look at his quilts and a decorated wooden box featuring his own Zentangle designs.
Nysha explains the fundamentals of the 6 elemental marks. He also shares examples of how to combine a variety of stitches and his method for tying off and knotting threads.
Nysha discusses using samples to help you improve your work, audition threads, and work out your designs.
Sharyn Cole discusses the elements and shows the steps for making your own tuffet. She also talks about personalizing your tuffet.
Nysha shares his move to a designated creative space that includes a studio and gallery. He lined his first home with floor to ceiling books.
Nancy Crow, Kaffe Fassett, Diane Gaudynski
Loran Needle Threader
Newsprint paper – found a craft stores