Friday, August 24, 2018

Textures and More with Fabric Paints

This past Tuesday, Kathi Battles and I taught a class on using fabric paints. She is also a member of The Cutting Edge Fiber Arts group. These classes were taught at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, in conjunction with our Art Quilts exhibit.

 Below is a picture of Kathi teaching and demonstrating to everyone how to take advantage of the versatility of printing techniques one can use with the gelli printing plates.  Her enthusiasm was catching and students made some very. cool and complex, layered prints.

Here's everyone painting away!

I taught the first hour of the class showing how to use wet into wet watercolor techniques to create textures, followed by painting on dry fabric with a natural sponge  in an impressionistic style. This was followed by showing everyone how to do simple arashi shibori.

One of the cool things about using paint is you get two fabrics from the work of making one. One side is always lighter than the other.

We ran out of time and didn't get a chance to do the Itajime with paint. My sample is below. It is accordion folded first one way then the other way and clipped together with clothes pins. Paint is then brushed onto the fabric, getting into the folded layers. Let it dry, and unveil 
for some interesting patterns.

Below is a picture of all the fabrics drying. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fabulous Fused Fabric Collage Class

Today at Studios on the Park, Rene Jennings did a wonderful job teaching a class in how to fuse fabrics to create a collage of either a fish or face.  All thirteen students had a lot of fun making their creations. Here are a few examples.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Cutting Edge Good Fibrations Show at Studios on the Park

Our Cutting Edge Group has a show of our work at Studios on the Park, in Paso Robles. If you are local, hope you will get a chance to check it out. It will be up through August 26th. 

There's one spot left for the August 14th class, Fabulous Fused Fabric Collage and 
room for a couple more students in the Fabulous Fun with Fabric Paints class
 for Tuesday, August 21st. For more information, leave me a comment or email me. 

Here I am with my stitched shibori quilt, "Waiting Out the Storm"

Here's Andi Perejda with two of her beautiful quilts.

Here's Jeanne Surber with one of her gorgeous quilts.