- 3D fiber art Review by Myriam Haar
this is a great workshop, extremely creative: it answered what I had always wanted to do in quilting, i.e. work in 3D. Barbara is an absolute genius regarding fiber art, she's good at teaching us her secrets in an easy approach to what might seem daunting at first, while actually it is quite easy to realize. I'm passionate about leaves: their shapes, colours, and texture have always attracted me. But to be able to make some of these leaves life-size opened up a new dimension for me. I love her workshop and recommend it for those who are looking for something totally different in the fiber art department. The only disappointment came while inspecting her own leaves on her wall and realizing that she doesn't describe how she created her leaves' veins, nor does she explain how to finish the edges of the leaves, although she mentions at some point not to worry too much about the edges, we are going to trim them; it felt like we're not going there because we're out of time. But I noticed that her leaves were neatly finished with either a zig-zag or satin stitch? That is a shame because we are left with an unfinished product and no idea how to create those veins to add more texture. All in all a great workshop that I enjoyed tremendously.
(Posted on 8/21/12)