Procrastination III

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Doing something I never thought I would be able to accomplish. I don't like practice yet that is what most teachers of FMQ tell one to do. Ann Petersen turned practice into a project and, despite putting that project aside for months, got me to focus. That was the grounding I needed to go one with other Craftsy FMQ courses and finally fall in love with Cindy Needham's work. This is a practice piece but I really enjoy the end result! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Play! Every one of the Craftsy courses on FMQ has a slightly different take on what to do. I learned different things in each course. Then I also learned from books, blogs, workshops I've taken and videos. This project was done with a hoop. I learned that talking to Sharon Schamber and absolutely hated it when I tried it (and that was several years ago). After watching some of her videos I tried it again. This entire project was done with the hoop. I love it! So don't be afraid to experiment and play. Don't be afraid to do something different.

What you will need

  • Muslin
  • silk batting
  • Superior Threads Bottom Line thread (top and bobbin); Japanese braiding thread
  • batik scraps

Q&A with Joanna Strohn

Cindy Needham asked:
Practice piece??? Seriously??? You've done a beautiful job. And you're right...practice, practice, practice... :)
Joanna Strohn answered:
It's currently protecting the top of my Juki from sharp little kitten teeth! I'm still procrastinating though.

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