Friday, January 22, 2016

Scarf Workshop for Landings Art Association

I had a great time down in Savannah visiting with my Mom and also teaching a scarf printing workshop with members of the Landings Art Association.

Students rolled and knotted scarves and painted them before unrolling
to reveal the designs. Here are some of the scarves drying...

After the scarves dried, we had lots of fun adding textures and printing with carved Speedy Carve and veggie blocks and craft foam blocks with adhesive foam stickers.

Students made sampler fabrics before printing their scarves.

This student used an ear of corn to create designs in paint and monoprinted her fabric!


Many students made brayer rubbings using hot glue on cardboard blocks (see my recent article in the February/March 2016 Quilting Arts Magazine, Create Quick-and-Easy Pattern Blocks Using Hot Glue pp. 76-79).

I had a lot of fun teaching this artistic group. Thanks, ladies!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thanks Mr. Postman!

Well...this has been a great week for receiving goodies in the mail!

On Tuesday, I received my complimentary copy of the Quilting Arts TV Series 1700 DVD! I admit that I've been a bit nervous about viewing it...but tonight I plan to have a "viewing party" (just me and hubby).

Today, I received copies of the newest issue of Quilting Arts Magazine...with my article on hot glue blocks! One of last year's goals was to get an article into the magazine. Of course, I never dreamed that I'd be asked to tape TV segments!

One of my goals for 2016 is to stay open to the possibilities that the universe has in store!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lots of Stuff Going On!

Some scarf samples for my upcoming workshop in Savannah.

Hi there...I haven't been spending too much time in Blogland recently. But wanted to let you know what's been up! might want to stop by The Printed Fabric Bee blog for the next installment of my Kitchen Resist tutorials. This one shows how to use two resists--knotted resist and wheat flour paste resist-- to create a festive Valentine's Day gift wrap. Leave a comment on that blog to be eligible to win a giveaway...a copy of my book, Fabric Printing at Home, and one yard of Prepared for Dyeing cotton.

Learn how to make this fabric in a tutorial on The Printed Fabric Bee blog.

Turn your fabric into a gift wrap!

I've been prepping for upcoming classes too! I'm heading off to Savannah next weekend to visit my Mom and to teach a four-hour scarf printing workshop to the Landings Art Association. I'll be giving a lecture too...on Kitchen Resists!

Scarf samples.

I'm also continuing to prep for the upcoming Hand Stitching class. I'm SO excited by the possibilities!!! I've been playing around a little with Buttonhole stitch. I have so many ideas...only wish my hands could stitch faster :)!

Playing around with Buttonhole stitch to create patterns.
More Buttonhole with Running and Back stitches, in process.

Next month, I'll be teaching at A Fibreworks Gathering in Harrisburg, PA. More info about that to come. But here's a link in case you live in the general area and would like to take a class with me!

Hope that your 2016 is off to a creative start!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year and a New Start for The Printed Fabric Bee

Happy New Year! Hope you all have lots of creative projects planned for 2016...I know I do...probably more than I have time for :)!

To get you started, I've posted the first of three posts on The Printed Fabric Bee blog. The Bee is heading off in a new direction this year and I think you'll love what we have in store! Each month, a Bee member will post mini-tutorials and surface design projects for you to try. In addition, each month we will have a fabulous giveaway!

January is my month and I'm planning three Kitchen Resist projects...starting with the one I just posted today on Rubbings with Liquid Dishwashing Soap. Hope you enjoy the project. Leave a comment on The Printed Fabric Bee blog on any one of my three posts this month to be eligible to win my giveaway.

Have fun!