Sunday, November 5, 2017
A small group joined me for hat making at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris, TN! So much fun to make the hats in any colors you like, and in any style you like.Mary from Knoxville has the ball inflated , and started the first layer, coiling thin strips of merino/silk top onto the ball. This is the first time she is making a hat this way and it is going really well.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Judith is planning to make the three panels into a wall quilt, adding some embroidery and beading. Love the background colors she got from layering the turquoise and orange transfer paints.
This was a fun week, thanks to all women in class. They were so open to let things happen and see where the colors would take them. I truly hope that all will continue "to play" with the painted papers and see what will happen and what wonderful thing you can create. Thank you for spending your time at Ripley with me. QuiltCamp at Cedar Lakes WV, is an annual event. Check out the info on www.pegspatches.com Next year's camp is Oct 14-19th, 2018
Thursday, June 1, 2017
As part of several demos this week at the Folkschool I enjoyed showing and talking to several other student that were enrolled in other classes. It is always fun to talk with someone who is interested in what you do (thanks for taking the photos Sue!).
This last week of May was very inspiring and I came home with lots of ideas, as well as some newly started projects. Many that I will share later as they progress from idea to finished projects, thanks to a small but very special group!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Great weekend class with "Transfer Paints" on fabric at Jerry's Artarama in Knoxville
We are already making a lot of mess half an hour into the workshop. A big group of ladies from Smoky Mountain Quilting Guild (Knoxville) and a few other surface design ladies mixed paints and painted papers. We had papers everywhere, with lots of interesting designs and textures, just waiting to dry and be transferred onto fabric.
|Take a look at the huge variety of designs that were made, basically using the same colors, it all depends on what you mix and how you layer the colors on top of each other.|
Thank you to all that were at the workshop, you were wonderful. And thanks to Liz at Jerry's for having a large work area for us.
I was so inspired by this group that I painted lots of papers the next two days. Many new ideas for upcoming projects are now on my list as well as new ideas to experiment with. A few hikes in the mountains will for sure add more new leaves to my collection. Playtime is coming up!