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Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring leading designer, tutor & craft expert Victoria van der Laan and her fabulous Use Your Intuition Further class - this is a follow-up to Victoria's first Use Your Intuition workshop!


Once you have purchased this product, the PDF document you will receive contains a link to the private-access video on YouTube. You have 60 days to watch the video as many times as you would like!


Introduction by Victoria:-

Hi folks! I'm Victoria van der Laan, a textile artist and quilter living and working in Albany, NY. In January I taught my first workshop with CraftyMonkies, Use Your Intuition, in which I shared how I create my intuitive stacked forms quilts in the moment with no planning or pattern. Even before that class ended folks were asking for a second workshop to further explore my intuitive approach to quilt-making. I am so excited to bring that to you in this new offering!

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In this workshop we'll take a deeper dive into the techniques I shared in the Use Your Intuition! workshop and explore some of the many variations possible with this technique. PLEASE NOTE: Though completing the first workshop is not required as a prerequisite, I will only briefly review my technique for making intuitive stacked forms quilts which are the basic building blocks for the compositions we'll make in this class. From there we'll discuss some of the variations that are possible with this technique and dive in to some new ways to approach the design of these pieces and experiment together. In addition to working from scratch to build different compositions I will show you how to incorporate cast off bits from the process into new works as well as how to alter and/or combine already made stacked forms pieces. If you're able, make some pieces with a few stacked forms to bring along to the class, along with any fabric pieces you've cut away in the process. Prior to class you will also receive a pdf with instructions for putting together some basic patchwork to use in some of the variations I'll show you. Even more so than my first workshop, this is a process-based class with the goal of experimentation and generating ideas. You will hopefully leave the workshop with some patchwork that can be built onto to create finished pieces and lots of new ideas, as well as the confidence to give them a try!

Skill Level relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

*PLEASE NOTE: This is technically a follow up to my FIRST CraftyMonkies workshop, ‘Use Your Intuition’! Though it is not a prerequisite, the first workshop covers a lot of the foundational techniques that will be required in this class. If you're a more seasoned sewist who has experience sewing curves you will likely be able to catch on just fine, but if you're more of a beginner, or if you'd like to have some material to cut up and work with, I would suggest watching the recording of the first class and practicing a bit before taking this workshop. The class can be rented for 60 days from the CraftyMonkies shop by clicking here:


Fabric/Material requirements relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

NOTE: It's not imperative to have these exact lengths of fabric, especially as we experiment with some different ways to approach this technique. I prefer solids but prints are fine, too! I will be showing you several different variation options so it's a good idea to have a bunch of pieces to work with. Please make sure your fabrics are fully pressed and ready to go - it will make the process much easier! One (or more) half yard length (width of the bolt) of quilting cotton for the background One (or more)16 inch length (width of the bolt) of quilting cotton for the forms A variety of medium-large scraps to experiment with Any cut-out pieces from the first workshop (fabric cut away from the background to make the forms) Any completed or semi-completed tops from the first workshop that you'd like to experiment with


Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Rotary Cutter (with a sharp blade!

  • Cutting Mat, at least 20 inches wide (or at least as wide as your background fabric)

  • Sewing/Hem Gauge with sliding marker or small clear Acrylic Ruler (a regular school ruler can work, too!)

  • Fabric Marking Pen or Tailor's Chalk

  • Straight Pins

  • Thread to match the background fabrics, or a neutral color

  • Iron

  • Fabric Scissors

  • Optional - Starch alternative spray, like Flatter or Best Press


Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Victoria’s Prep/Instructions document, with simple instructions for prepping some simple patchwork prior to beginning the workshop can be found within the PDF...


This class is available to view as many times as you like for 30 days from your date of purchase.


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: Victoria van der Laan - Use Your Intuition Further!

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