What?! Crazy! I filmed a DVD and it is now available for download or hard copy purchase from Interweave. I’ve got to admit that I’m tickled over the fact that my face is on the cover of this. I know that they took that shot just in between segments of shooting and I was exhausted. lol So frankly I’m fairly impressed that I don’t look like a disaster. My picture isn’t even IN my book. I’m still shaking my head in disbelief that is on this DVD. This DVD of me. speaking. all by myself.
Okay. Thanks for processing that with me. lol Now let me tell you a bit about the DVD. You might be shocked (insert sarcastic tone) to find that it is a DVD on sewing curves. I swear I do a lot more than sew curves, but for the moment I’m just diving in and exploring all kinds.
Throughout the DVD I explore and show you how to sew Drunkard’s Path blocks, Apple core, Flowering Snowballs, Clam shells, Improv Curves and even ovals. It’s a very thorough look at different types of curves and my tips and tricks for handling them. I take you through cutting, pinning, piecing, sewing, ironing and combing shapes together…to ultimately showing a finished product for each. There are lots of project ideas to inspire you.
I know that a lot of people are intimidated by curves and I think after you watch this, you will have a great deal of insight into what is easy and what is tricky. And I have no doubt that you will want to start a curved shape of your own in one manner or another.
This is a technique based workshop DVD and my goal in making it, is to make the task of sewing curves feel approachable and exciting. I want to take any mystery out of the process and make sewing curves that much more accessible. The reality is that often we need to SEE someone creating to understand how they do it rather than just read about it or try to follow diagrams in a book.
Oh and just to show that I’m not all serious and heavy about this, my husband pointed out that I say the word “lovely” quite a bit in the DVD (yes, I have watched it myself…that was a little odd…but I’ve actually watched it twice from beginning to end to hear every word and thought I had). There are worse things you could say than “lovely” but we got a big kick out of it and we started shouting out “LOVELY!” each time I said it. We thought it might make a good drinking game if you were so inclined 😉