Next month, I’m teaching two classes at Shake Rag Ally School of Arts and Crafts in beautiful Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
While working with textile paints, students learn techniques for creating smooth gradations of color, glazing paint to create more visual depth, covering large areas and backgrounds smoothly, avoiding blotchiness, control paint bleeding, how to working with freezer paper masks, and paint smooth lines and fine details.
This is an information packed techniques oriented class that will help students gain confidence painting on fabric for art quilting.
You’ll love making these fun, festive ornaments inspired by Mexican folk art…and learn lots of decorative techniques in the process! You’ll paint, do a little quilting and decorative stitching, sew metal, yes I said SEW metal! and do some beautiful decorative embossing, and leave with a wonderful ornament (or two) and the inspiration to put the pedal to the metal and stitch lots more at home.
Historic Mineral Point, Wisconsin is an artist colony in the rolling hills 45 miles southwest of Madison, filled with artisan galleries and beautiful cornish stone architecture from the turn of the century.
I just couldn’t stay away! I have wrangled myself into a BIG trip in the very near future to come back down under with the help of my good friend Cecile of Unique Stitching!
The amazing Cecile has organized a fantastic 3 day mini retreat on a moments notice in Canberra with classes from me, Sue Dennis and herself 20-22 September. You know we’re a lot of fun to hang around individually, just imagine us all together!
Start rearranging your calendar and come get creative with us, you might even learn to hang a spoon off your nose!
Spend a day working with craft metal and discover a variety of ways you can add flash to your mixed media projects.
Each student will use a beginners metal tool kit from Walnut Hollow (sponsored by Unique Stitching) and learn multiple embossing techniques to create beautiful designs with dimension and texture on aluminum and copper metal. Several methods for enhancing metal with color using alcohol inks and markers will also be explored in this fun and relaxed class.
Tsukineko inks have a broad range of applications for painting fabric. Judy teaches two different methods for working with the inks. One uses the Fantastix tool with a dry brush method that feels more like traditional drawing, and the other method is working wet with paintbrushes that give a more painterly quality. This is a techniques class where you will master blending and shading, mixing colors, creating light and dark colors, learn how to control bleeding on fabric and creating fine lines and details.
Ornaments such as you will make have been featured in Quilting Arts 2007 Holiday Gifts Magazine
You’ll love making these fun, festive ornaments inspired by Mexican folk art…and learn lots of decorative techniques in the process! You’ll paint, do a little quilting and decorative stitching, sew metal and do some beautiful decorative embossing. You’ll leave with a wonderful ornament (or two) and the inspiration to put the pedal to the metal and stitch lots more at home.
Be sure to check out the classes Cecile and Sue are offering too and sign up now! We’re going to have a blast!
I will also be doing workshops with Cecile at the Stitches and Craft show in Townsville, AU 3-6 October and
the Craft and Quilt Fair in Brisbane 16-20 October. Hope to see you there!