The first lesson is just about my easiest method to create a woven component block, using my foundation method.
For this class I am focusing on smaller units, for the purpose of example and also as a part of the component concept. These units are great practice and you might get a feel for the cloth that results and try different colors and fabrics in combination. The blocks might be used for small art quilt bases or might be combined for larger cloth pieces.
I am working here with the basic ragged cloth method. You may turn the edges of your weaving elements for a cleaner, less ragged look if you like, but I will also be describing ways to address ragged edges later. The ragged edge gives a nice contemporary boro style to the resulting cloth and I like that.
There are four basic steps to follow in order to create a simple quilt woven block component.
1. Preparing the base ( PDF)
2. Preparing the weaving elements ( PDF)