Monday, May 30, 2011

Jackie Von Tobel Seminar

The Triangle Chapter WCAA hosted a design seminar featuring Jackie Von Tobel.  She taught a class on quick rendering where we learned how to sketch window treatments.  It’s an essential skill when you are trying to communicate to a client what their treatment will look like.  I’ve always been pretty good at sketching but it was so interesting to see how she does it because I’m such a fan of the designs in her book, The Design Directory of Window Treatments.

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The afternoon class focused on techniques and trends in creative window treatments and was full of great tips. 

Some of the members of our group chose a design from her book and created a vignette based on the sketch. I picked this one which is a cornice that has two very different panels.

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This is my completed vignette mounted onto the display wall that my Dad helped me build (thanks, Dad!) The under panel is shirred on a sash rod and the over panel has a swagged heading.

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Each member of the planning committee received  1 yard of fuschia silk fabric from Greenhouse Fabrics (one of our sponsors) to make an accessory of their choice.  We have such talented ladies in our group. There were blouses, belts, scarves…….. I made a necklace from 1” styrofoam balls and a tube of fabric.

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I’ll make another necklace soon and post the instructions on In Stitches.

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traci zeller designs said...

So creative! Love your necklace!

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