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Online Interactive Workshop with
Cindy Grisdela

CraftyMonkies Cindy Grisdela Online Interactive Workshop Wonky Stripes!


16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop



Sewing & Quilting:

Wonky Stripes!


Cindy Grisdela

Saturday 04 March 2023

4.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Wonky Stripes!

As ever, we're beyond excited to welcome another NEW star improv talent to the CraftyMonkies creative pool and to this end we hope you'll join Cindy Grisdela who will be hosting her fabulous Wonky Stripes improv workshop! This class will see participants embrace their inner 'improv' self and have all kinds of fun whulst learning some excellent techiniques - be sure to book your place TODAY!...

Introduction by Cindy:-

As an improv artist, I’ve always loved stripes, but many of the techniques to make them seemed a little tedious—making strip sets and cutting them up, or adding strips to your units one at a time. Wonky Stripes are made from sets of rectangles that are cut into varied stripes, shuffled, and chain pieced to make the process go faster. They work great on their own in a variety of settings as blocks on their own, or cut up into various size stripes and combined. The asymmetrical lines created by putting the stripes together in a variety of ways add interesting visual texture to your final project. You may never look at stripes in the same way again!

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will learn Cindy's method for easy, fun wonky stripes for a small wall hanging or cushion cover. We’ll talk about choosing colours, cutting the stripes from rectangles and shuffling them, and chain-piecing to sew the stripes in no time. Once you learn the technique, you can use it in all kinds of projects—wall quilts, table runners, cushions, bags—whatever you like to make! Best of all, there’s no way to make a mistake in Cindy's Improv classes! If your elements don’t end up to the size you intended, she has lots of tricks to make things work without unstitching or starting over.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop is suitable for ALL skill levels: yaaaaay!


Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

While not essential for the workshop, Cindy Grisdela’s Artful Improv (C&T Publishing 2016) book expands on the wonky stripe technique and also includes FOUR other techniques that students can use in combination with the wonky stripes to explore the possibilities further after class!

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • 6-12 fat quarters of fabrics in colours that you like together. Remember to include a variety of values - from light, medium and dark.

  • You may also use scraps, as long as they are at least 7” x 9”—to make a small wall hanging, you’ll need at least 18 rectangles.

  • Fabrics can be solids, prints or a combination


Please remember that this is an 'improv' process, so if you just want to come to class with fabrics that make you happy and decide at the time what to use, that’s absolutely fine! Oh, and you don’t have to cut any fabric beforehand!!!


Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Neutral Thread for Piecing

  • Rotary Cutter - with a new Blade!

  • Patchwork Ruler – recommend 9” square

  • Cutting Mat

  • Thread Snips

  • Seam Ripper (we hopefully won’t be using this much!)

  • Pins - if you use them

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Not applicable for this improv class!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.


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