The last 3 weeks have been a whirlwind. I taught 2 classes with Unique Stitching, 3 classes at the Creative textiles show in Canberra, flew home from Australia on May 5th then drove to Fresno on May 8th, where I gave a lecture and taught a painting class. I’m just now catching my breath and able to post more about my trip.
It was such a treat to have workshops with small groups when I taught with with Unique Stitching in Canberra. I often have 20-25 in a class, so we had the luxury to really get to know each other, and focus on the work in a more relaxed manner accomplishing so much.
Starting with the 2 day Acrylic inks class:
Everyone in class made a series of painted base fabrics using a variety of techniques with acrylic inks.
The colorful painted base fabrics were used to create more complex fabric as multiple techniques were incorporated,
and another portion of the workshop was spent painting small samples of illustrative imagery, to further explore the ways acrylic inks can be used on fabric.
I love the range of unique imagery that can be created using acrylic inks.
Of course I can’t forget to mention the wonderful treats and lunches that Cecile made for us during the workshops. Yum!
The painting imagery with textile paints class also turned out beautiful work.
I usually don’t show my demos from class, since I rarely get very far along, because I spend the majority of class time giving individual attention to my students between demos, but with a small class I was able to spend more time having fun painting along with my students.
Coming up next; highlights from the Creative Textiles show in Canberra, Australia