I’m off to teach at Craft Napa today, but I wanted you to know about a couple special workshop opportunities I have on the calendar this year.
Meissner’s Sewing, in Sacramento and I have just set dates for a trunk show on March 3rd at 10 am with my lecture:
In this lecture I talk about all the problems I ran into when making many of my big show quilts and how I resolved them. For example; finding out that when you put transparent base textile paint (which is what I use most often to paint imagery on fabric) on a medium dark color like blue (Primordial Sea), the paint color turns black! It’s filled with advice on techniques, products, tips and what I’ve learned in over 25 years of making art quilts.
April 21-23 Meissner’s Sewing, Sacramento, CA
Paint & Print-a-Palooza – 3 day workshop
Make your own personal fabric line! Learn several techniques for creating colorful textured fabrics using acrylics inks, then apply patterns using thermo-fax screens and a variety of different stamping techniques. Using our beautiful new fabrics we’ll piece a modern quilt top.
I’m thrilled to be going back to teach 2 workshops at SLO creative Studio.
May 5th Blessings in the Wind: Mixed-Media Prayer Flags
Students will begin by making colorful fabrics by applying different painting techniques with acrylic inks. Then add personalized imagery to their fabric; printing with thermo-fax screens, stamps and incorporating words and images. Lastly the flags will be strung together on a ribbon for hanging.
October 5-10 NZ National Quilt Symposium, Christchurch, NZ
While working with textile paints, students learn to control paint bleeding, paint backgrounds and fill large areas evenly, avoiding blotchiness, learn techniques for creating gradations of color, glazing paint to create more visual depth, and how to work with freezer paper masks, as well as paint fine lines and details.
This is an information packed class geared to help students gain confidence painting on fabric.
This class is an action packed introduction to mixed-media techniques on fabric, everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to try on your own.
Spend a day; using textile paint, printed paper vintage imagery, thermo-fax screens, colored pencils, rubber stamps, paint sticks, tea bags and more, learn multiple mixed media techniques while creating a fabric collage to take home and stitch.
Learn several techniques for creating colorful textured fabrics using acrylics inks, apply patterns using thermo-fax screens and a variety of different stamping techniques.
After I finish teaching at symposium, Phil and I will be spending some time exploring beautiful New Zealand and then hop over to Australia with plans to visit friends in Melbourne and Adelaide. I would love to give a few lectures along the way to any groups that may interested while I’m there. Please contact me if you are interested or know of a group I should contact.