Join me for creative learning in the following textile adventures:
Painted Block Workshop
3 hour workshop
Using paintstiks, stamps, and fusible web, learn Laura Murray’s “Stackers” technique, which uses layered squares and triangles to create the appearance of intricate detail in traditional quilting block designs. Sewing is not required because the blocks are assembled on a base fabric using fusible web. The Stackers technique is fun, easy to learn and produces amazing results.
Half day workshop
Discover how to create sensational no- sew designs with StarBuilder stamps, paintstiks and fusible web. The uniquely shaped stamps can be used to quickly and easily produce seemingly complex kaleidescope stars, and other images such as borders, fish, birds and more. With no need for complicated piecing or precision piecing, anyone can bring the “wow” factor to quilting, clothing or home dec projects.
Half day workshop
Using Shiva Artist Paintstiks, learn how to create subtle batik effects on plain fabrics, or produce dramatic prints. The techniques are fun to learn, and the hands-on approach will give you confidence to make the fabric of your dreams. Using paintstiks actually saves money, because you can make the “perfect fabric” for your project, which minimizes the stash of unused fabric, and desperate dashes to the fabric store. Students will create a series of samples illustrating the techniques, and receive many ideas for practical applications from the instructor.
1 – 3 days
For texture enthusiasts, this class features surface design techniques that can be layered to create dimensional textures on fabric. This is a fun, fast paced exploration of textile paints, and other surface design techniques. Depending on the length of class, subject covered may include opaque and transparent paints, paintstiks, foils, tsukineko inks, angelina fibers and more. Students will produce a series of samples suitable for quilt or wearable project.
Approx 1 hour
Entertaining and humorous, my artistic journey is portrayed in a trunk show and lecture of unique art quilts, available for presentations to groups of all sizes. Presentation includes a display of actual works. For groups interested in wearable art, a trunk show of garments can be included upon request.