I am just back from teaching a one day printing workshop in Woodstock, Virginia. Well...actually...I don't know if we were exactly in Woodstock for the workshop itself...but close by. My friend, Trudi, asked me to come give a workshop for her quilt guild. Trudi lives in Woodstock in a beautiful home on 11 acres of land. I was invited to come out the afternoon before the workshop and spend the night. I spent a lovely dinner and evening with Trudi, her husband, George and some of the quilt guild members.
The workshop was a variation of my Beyond Potato Prints workshop. I lugged two big bags full of veggies from home to play with. Also, moldable foam blocks and craft foam blocks. You can see that students had fun designing their blocks and carving vegetables...
|Glenna D.: Print blocks|
|Lynne C.: Carved vegetables|
|Marty H.: Print blocks|
|Zoe H.: Print sampler|
|Glenna D.: Print sampler|
|Skeeter S.: Print sampler|
|Nancy R.: Print sampler|
|Lynne C.: Print sampler|
and then putting it all together to create some fabulous fabrics!
Wow! Playing with your vegetables = love!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Carol. Always lots of fun...especially the smiles when I pull the corn out!Delete
What fun! Some lovely patterns and colours here.ReplyDelete
Thanks Margaret...I was especially pleased since many of the students hadn't printed on fabric before...and took right to it!Delete
Julie, thanks for such a fun workshop, for the Top of the Valley quilt guild. we all loved playing with you and getting into something most of us hadn't tried before. Hope some of us will incorporate this new art fabric into quilting.Delete
Hi...I really had a great time with your group! Thanks so much for hosting me. I hope that you will all send along photos if you incorporate pieces into quilts or continue printing your own fabrics.Delete
Julie, you are a born teacher. Not just in this post but your entire blog is full of inspiration for others to learn from. xReplyDelete
Hi Judy- Thank you SO much! I am a huge fan of not only your work, but your writing...I often send links from your blog to my students for inspiration. You really inspire me and get me thinking more deeply about the stitching process. I hope that your leg mends quickly!Delete
The gift of beginning and beginning something so easy and fun as vegetable prints and from that point the layers of possibilities! I agree you are a born teacher!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary Ann for the sweet compliment. I just love coming up with ideas using things I have around the house and the veggie printing is just so much fun to do.. Love that layering too!Delete
This class looks like so much fun!ReplyDelete
I admire your commitment to honoring the work of your students!
Yes...a really fun class to teach and watch students explore the materials! My students are my inspiration!ReplyDelete