Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Beat the winter blues.
A great group made the trip to the Folkschool even though there was lots of snow and ice on the ground. Luckily, the roads were clear and it made for a beautiful drive over the mountain.
This was a class in Transfer paints on fabric, and a short weekend got pretty intense. This is one of my favorite things to teach. Dye is made into paint, which are applied to paper. The paint from the paper is transferred to fabric with heat.The wonderful results tells you it was worth it!
This is a section of a larger piece I worked on, my homage to the ice and snow we have had this year. I have enjoyed it very much.
Debi Osbourne from South Carolina, created some very vibrant samples and an orange scarf (I am just a little bit partial to orange). Some of these will make it into a wall quilt.
Sy LaWing from North Carolina had the most patience as she completely covered a large shawl with lacy transfers on both sides, impressive and beautiful.
Kate Weston from South Carolina also loved working with the lace. The photo doesn't show very clearly how delicate the t-shirts are, using lace transfer along the sides and around the neck area.
Kate also discovered that the newspapers we used to paint on and meant to trow away, was another source to use , and that they transferred really well. So now we cannot throw away the scrap paper either! Thanks Kate.
Jeanette Carpenter from Tennessee made several leaf samples, and enough to turn some of them into a wall quilt. Great colors and patterning will turn this into a really good quilt.