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Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring craft expert Cindy Grisdela and her wonderful Wonky Stripes workshop.

The wonderfully talented Cindy Grisdela joined us in March 2023 with her first class, her hugely inspirational Wonky Stripes workshop - read on to find out more about this latest offering from Cindy herself!...


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 in 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 requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Not applicable to Cindy's Improv process!

This class is available to view as many times as you like for 60 days



NOTE: Any short video featured in this promotional info is a Trailer and not the fully-edited version you'll gain access to via YouTube!


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Video of Workshop: Cindy Grisdela - Wonky Stripes!

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