Tsukineko inks in the foothills

IMG_5469I had a great time teaching in Auburn, California last week. Auburn was an old gold mining town, an hour northeast of Sacramento, up in the foothills of the Sierra. It’s a lovely town built on rolling hills dotted with Redwood trees overlooking the valley below, with a nice little historic Old Town.

I gave a lecture Monday evening and then taught Tsukineko inks on Tuesday. As you can see everyone did a fantastic job.

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The benefits of using Tsukineko inks are the bright transparency of the colors, like vibrant watercolors, that stain the fabric more like a dye. The inks do not alter the hand of the fabric the way paints or acrylic inks do, so the Tsukineko ink painted fabrics can easily blend in with commercial fabrics for a quilt.

If you are interested in learning how to paint with Tsukineko All Purpose inks on fabric, I’m teaching this class on two days in Houston at International Quilt Festival, see dates below. You can register for classes now.

Today I’m heading off to the east bay to give a lecture for the Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County.

I’d love to spark your creativity at one these upcoming events:

August 12-13 SLO Creative Studio, San Louis Obispo, CA  2-day Acrylic Inks workshop

September 21 Quilting in the Garden Livermore, CA – Painting Floral Imagery with Textile Paints

Nov 3-6 International Quilt Festival, Houston
Nov 1  Tsukineko Inks
Nov 2 Tea and Ephemera
Nov 3 Tsukineko inks
Nov 4 Blessings in the Wind: mixed media prayer flags

January 12-15  Craft Napa – Sign up Now!
Jan 12 Painting Imagery with Textile Paints
Jan 12 Fast and Fun Foam Stamps
Jan 13 Paint and Print-a-palooza
Jan 14 Blessings in the Wind, mixed-media prayer flags

Keep creating, Judy

IMG_5538Judy is an artist, explorer, image wrangler, knowledge seeker, instructor, speaker, creative alchemist, and purveyor of inspiration, helping others channel creativity on a daily basis.

2 Responses to “Tsukineko inks in the foothills”

  1. barbgrandon says:

    Everyone looks like they are having fun! Some great work has come out of your workshop.

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