All workshops have been specifically developed for learning via Zoom and focus on a different freeform piecing technique. The classes are standalone or you can pick and choose a series for your group. Please email me for my availability and rates.
Learn with Brenda: Upcoming Workshops
I am directly hosting the following live, interactive workshops:
- FUNdamentally Circles: 5-8am Thursday 14 July
- Beyond FUNdamentally Circles: 5-8am Thursday 21 July
- The Art of Finishing: 6-7.30am Thursday 18 August *PAY AS YOU WISH*
- The Art of Finishing: 10-11.30am Saturday 20 August *PAY AS YOU WISH*
- The Art of Finishing: 7-8.30pm Saturday 20 August *PAY AS YOU WISH*
- Abstraction in Action: from 5am 24/25 August, 8 Sept, 6 Oct
- Logs & Ladders: 5-8am Thursday 22 September NEW!
- Logs & Ladders: 6-9pm Saturday 24 September NEW!
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Logs & Ladders – NEW!
Build your own composition with improvisational log cabin and/or ladder units. Learn freeform cutting without rulers and how to join irregular blocks. Explore the design principles of repetition and variation. Suitable for all skill levels. See the Serendipity Student Gallery – Logs & Ladders!
Learn versatile methods of piecing expressive fine lines and undertake improvisational design exercises to create small compositions. See the Serendipity Student Gallery – Line Dancing.
Tips and tricks for creating geometric shapes with freeform piecing: triangles, quadrilaterals and hexagons. Explore the design possibilities of repeating motifs and learn how to join irregular shaped blocks. (The content of this workshop overlaps with the in-person workshop Improvisation Plus! ) See the Serendipity Student Gallery – Geometricks.
FUNdamentally Circles & Beyond FUNdamentally Circles
Focus on the core technique of freeform piecing circular designs without pins and templates. It’s liberating and it’s FUN. After some skill-building exercises, students will start on their own compositions with confidence. See the Serendipity Student Gallery – FUNdamentally Circles
Beyond Fundamentally Circles goes deeper into the design possibilities of half circles and curvilinear shapes and is designed for graduates of the first FUNdamentally Circles workshop. See the Serendipity Student Gallery – Circular Explorations: Beyond FUNdamentally Circles
The X Factor
Apply the X factor to a layer cake of your favourite fabric range to create cross design projects. Discover the liberation of free cutting and curved piecing techniques.No rulers, no templates and no pins! Also suitable for solids and scrap-busting. See the Serendipity Student Gallery – The X Factor!
Learn an effective, improvisational strip-piecing technique to create new “fabrics” layer by layer and explore design possibilities for incorporating these strip sets into your own compositions. Indicative designs shown below.(The content of this workshop overlaps with the in-person workshop Strata Various! ) See the Serendipity Student Gallery – Strip Ease.