Painting my new apron

I am so excited. I will be leaving Sunday for a week-long Pat Pauly workshop at QSDS (Quilt & Surface Design Symposium) in Columbus, Ohio. If you don’t know about Pat, she is a wonderful artist who makes contemporary quilts with her printed and painted fabrics. The class I’ll be taking is called “Glorious Prints.”

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Printing with found objects

Sometimes it’s just fun to look around the house and start printing with found objects. That’s what I’m doing today.¬† Clockwise is a potato masher, sponge, Tupperware lids, room keys, pool noodle and toilet paper rolls taped together. They are all sitting on the carpet non slip mat. Here is the first print. I covered…

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Layering Stencils

Today I’m all about layering stencils using fabric paint. If you look at my post about soy wax batik, this is just a continuation of my love of layers. Here are my finished fat quarters of fabric. I love all of the layers. For the top piece, I use the following two stencils. Here is…

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Printing with Ken’s Kumiko Stamps

I have been so excited to show you Ken’s Kumiko stamps he made for me, and how they look printed on fabric. Recently I went to pick up my friend Barbara for our weekly coffee date. Before we left her house we stopped in her husband Ken’s workshop to see what he was making. He…

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Saturday’s Art Workshop

I was so fortunate to be asked to be part of an art workshop last Saturday. The Fashion Art Design Collective: the fiber series took place at the Sauced Ballroom in downtown Evansville. There were four of us who taught mini-workshops. We started off the day with introductions, and a little bit about us. No…

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Lacy Leaves

I’m a bit obsessed with leaves and trying out different techniques, and today it’s making lacy leaves. I found this book recently which encouraged me to try this techniques with leaves. Her work is lovely and pretty amazing. To make these leaves we are stitching on water soluble stabilizer. This is Vilene, a heavier stabilizer…

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How To: Printing fabric using stencils as printing plates

In my last post I printed on tags using stencils as printing plates. Today we are printing on fabric. I’m again using Joggles 9 x 12 stencils.

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Spray Painting Layers

For my last class we are spray painting layers. I introduced spraying, but my main goal was to encourage and embrace layering. Sometimes it’s hard to push through to the next layer. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, but more often than not, you will like your results and you will learn from the process. I…

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Class Time

I have been having so much fun preparing for and teaching my class, Art Sampler: An Introduction to Printing on Fabric. This is a five-session class at the University of Evansville. In each session students are learning something different. Unfortunately, since the class sessions are only 1.5 hours long, we have to rush to get…

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