I've always loved the words to this Bob Dylan song (from She Belongs To Me - 1965 ) - so when I heard that the upcoming exhibit at my local art center was going to be
The Written Word, works influenced by books,writing & text, I knew I wanted to do this.
I've had this rattling around in my head for awhile so it was really fun to work on.
I used a tie dyed fabric from my
abundant outta control stash
Had fun with some freehand wavy quilting - Love this kind of quilting - throw on some
Dave Mathews and just get a rhythym going with the quilt.
Opening reception is this Friday night, July 27th, 5-7PM at the Library Arts Center, Newport, NH.
The show runs through Sept 7th - stop by and check it out. More info www.libraryartscenter.org
I'm teaching a few workshops there this summer - my first class, Creative Exploration in Fabric Surface Design is actually tomorrow night (Thursday, July 26th 6:00-8:30 ) - a few spaces are still open - go to the website (above) for sign-up info. I'm teaching my fast, fun and frugal fabric printing and stamping techniques. There will be tons of tried & true, time-tested, terrific textile techniques for the timid, trepidatious and truly terrified !!! Hope to see you there. BRING FABRICS TO PRINT ON (pre-washed cottons recommended for class)
Coming soon ... Thurs, August 9th, TEXTile class - fabric printing with the focus on using TEXT. Personalize those wearables, home dec items and unique fiber art pieces that you see in all the catalogs & shops, using words & phrases that have special meaning to you.
Weds, August 15th, Innovative Fabric Painting - This class will focus more on fabric painting techniques. We will be using Setacolor paints - which create gorgeous watercolor effects on fabric. I will show you how to use salt & the sun to give the look of texture to your fabrics. You will also use these techniques to create a beautiful silk scarf - I will provide one scarf and will have more scarves available for purchase at at reasonable price.
Click on the SURFACE DESIGN tab under the header
to see a sampling of things we'll cover in the classes.
FOR ALL CLASSES:
PLEASE WEAR OLD CLOTHES/APRONS.
BRING LOTS OF FABRICS TO MAKE SAMPLES OF ALL THE TECHNIQUES.
YOU WILL BE GOING HOME WITH LOTS OF EASY USEFUL TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS FOR COOL THINGS FOR YOU, YOUR HOME AND GIFTS FOR EVERYONE.