Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day Two of the Everything Workshop

On top of the beautifully dyed fabric which the students did last week, today they used paint to print and stamp and otherwise add amazing design and color.  At the end of the day some went in with water soluble media - pens and other colorants - to add more background and begin to tie the elements together.  Some GORGEOUS results and we're only half way through!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Class is In Session

This week I began teaching a four part series at FiberFly Studios on creating an art quilt from start to completion.  Here are a few photos of some of the dyeing techniques we covered: tray dyeing, parfaits, various resist techniques (clothes pins, rubber bands, stitching, etc.).     Next week we'll be printing on these same fabrics and students will continue developing their skills and creating materials for their final project.   So far WAY fun!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

4 Day Workshop Coming Up

Dye!  Print!  Embellish!  Finish an Art Quilt!
            Workshop :  4 Days of Hands-on Studio Work

Deborah  Weir (nationally known textile artist) will take  students through all the basic steps to making an intricate, contemporary fine art quilt. 

4 Wednesdays: February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20     from   10am-4pm

Cost: $320 (includes lunches and most supplies).   Payment reserves your spot. Email or call for more details.  Supply list upon registration.    All levels.

At FiberFly Studios:

Deborah Weir    21 Encanto Dr. Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274    310 325-1895

                                         BrickFielder (from the Fierce Winds series)

Here are some of the specific techniques we will be focusing on:

 1.  Dyeing – Overall, shibori (various techniques), color layering, soy wax resist, over-dyeing. 

 2.  Printing with paint  - Using the Thermofax machine, screen printing, soy wax resist, masking tape resist, sponges, plastic page protectors

3.  Surface Design – Design/color basics, Tyvek, Angelina, handstitching, water soluble lace, synthetics/heat, bleach PEN, painted fusible, foiling, Paintsticks, DecolourantPlus

4.  Putting It All Together – Cutting, piecing, batting, edges,quilting, matt/frame vs. sleeve

Each student will go home with a small quilt and a notebook filled with samples of techniques for reference.