Tea & Ephemera is a class that’s all about expanding ones view of the possibilites of what you can do with different mediums and media on fabric by trying out a lot of different techniques in one day; drawing and painting on tea bags, applying printed abaca paper to fabric, collaging with decorative papers, napkins and printed labels, printing with thermofax screens, using Shiva paint stiks with stencils and creating additional texture with rubber stamps.
My goal when teaching this class, is to help students look at everyday objects around them in a new way and find the potential for incorporating items they find interesting into their art.
I almost forgot to post a photo of a piece I did in class, using the wire brush from the Walnut Hollow tool box on a piece of blue colored aluminum. I love the look of this and will definitely add it into the repertoire of techniques I teach in class.
I have a lot of fun teaching, but I also have a lot of fun hanging out with fellow teachers and students.
I had the pleasure of meeting Anna in Houston at International Quilt Festival where she took two of my classes.
These photos are from a dinner celebrating Anna’s birthday with her quilt group. It was so nice to have two of Anna’s friends in my painting class, too, so I felt right at home among friends.
It was really great having time to get to know Anita Solomon better too and sharing our stories. I have to say Anita’s amazing fool proof methods for putting blocks together actually has me thinking about wanting to make a traditional quilt! Now, that’s an impressive recommendation 🙂 You should really check out her books and classes if you enjoy piecing, or maybe if you don’t, but want to!
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