Monday, January 31, 2011
Change, a word with many layers….life changes occur whether we “want” them to or not, some good, some bad. So as I pondered the meaning of this word I was a bit overwhelmed by the ideas of how I could proceed. Then lightening struck…..simplify! Take the medium we all love to work with, fabric, alter it through surface design or simply cut and paste, so to speak. A couple of the commercial fabrics were used as is; on others the following techniques were used by me or friends to “change” the cloth: hand-dyeing, shibori and discharge. I then tore, cut, fused or stitched the fabrics together into a random composition that I found pleasing…simple as that.
If you would like to view the other group members "Change" pieces please go to the group website. www.12connected.blogspot.com
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Woohoo.....we got asked to teach a class at AQS Knoxville in July!!! The class is on Thursday July 14th from 1-4PM and will be taught by Kristin Rodriguez. The class is titled Fabric and Paper Mixed Media Collage. Catalogs are being finalized now and should be mailed out shortly by AQS.
Here's the class:
Don't we all need instant gratification? While in the midst of all those large quilting projects sometimes we just need to feel like we've accomplished something. Collages are the perfect way to get that sense of completion to keep you moving. In this workshop, you will work with both fabric and paper. You will create two 5 x 7" collages. One will be fabric based and the other will be on a watercolor paper background that you create yourself. You will also create four ATCs that you may choose to swap at the end of class. This class uses TAP, Misty-fuse, cheesecloth, painting, stamping, scrapbooking products, embellishments, ephemera, and more!!!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Southern living, really I swear it is. This is the porch at the house today in Georgia, where we are "confined". It may be a couple of days or more before we will be out and about. Most everything is closed, government offices, businesses and now they are pleading with motorists to stay off the interstates. If I can get the Christmas decorations down (I know I'm a little slow) and packed away I may be able to make some "art".