Quilt Market/Festival: Classes - Part 2
Liz and Ruth were scheduled to teach a few Take n' Teach classes before Market started on Sunday and Monday mornings and so we all piled in the truck and left at o-dark-thirty to live the dream!
|A couple of Liz' samples for the Sunday morning class.
Sunday morning's class was making embroidery pins with wool from Valdani.
I had the privilege of being minion (aka tagalong) and photographer for the class.
|Ruth and Liz have written several books on hand stitching and run The Thread Lab in Colorado.
|Ruth showing a student how to make a French knot.
|Ruth explaining a stitch to Libby Williamson
|Ruth Chandler's sample book from her Modern Hand Stitching book.
|Just a few of the beautiful pieces made by students in class.
Monday morning's class was all about printing on Roc-lon Ava-lon, Osnaburg, Canvas and Multipurpose cloth fabric using mono-printing on gel plates with wooden printing blocks, stencils and other paraphernalia.
They used some great new fabric paints from Artistic Artifacts. I bought the complete set to bring home after using them in class. They have a nice long open time, meaning they won't dry too quickly on the gel plate, and they have a soft hand on the fabric! Two ideal attributes for fabric paint in my book!
I also had the opportunity to demonstrate some printing with stencils and such. I'm not sure what I'm thinking in this photo but the expression on my face is priceless!
|Once you start mono-printing you never look at trash the same way again!
As I like to say - any day with paint on your hands is a good day!