A blast of creativity and fun in my workshops with Unique Stitching

Acrylic ink class

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.

ann base fabrics


julie 4When the wind picked up, we hung our fabric on the line to dry, it was really beautiful watching the wind blow the fabric like colorful sails in the wind.clothesline


The colorful painted base fabrics were used to create more complex fabric as multiple techniques were incorporated,
julie 1 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.
julie 2 pam 1ann
ann 2 henny1

my samplespam2

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.

painting class
ann's peony
pam butterflies judiths painting


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.

my demo

Coming up next; highlights from the Creative Textiles show in Canberra, Australia

One Response to “A blast of creativity and fun in my workshops with Unique Stitching”

  1. I like all of them…they are fantastic and well made, congrats

Drop me a note