|Love the multiple layers in this background by Claudia E.!|
Students are off to a great start this spring session. This time Hand Stitching is an evening class and instead of five 5-hour daytime sessions we'll be doing seven 3-hour sessions. That called for a bit of re-jiggering with the class lessons. This first class focused entirely on painting backgrounds...still keeping within my imposed limitations of black, white and gray (though some brown unintentionally...and then intentionally sneaked in!). I also made a point this time to remind students to paint and print more than just the white cotton...including silk, linen, wool and cheesecloth that I made available.
|Such enthusiasm...we ran out of table space so resorted to the ironing board and shelves. This background by Christina H.|
|I got into the act too! the piece on the right is cheesecloth with a piece of cotton fabric underneath.|
|Great motion in these lines by Kate G.|
|A beauty by Susan P. !|
|Rubbings by Susan P.|