Monday, October 19, 2009

Fabric book students pages

Check out the slideshow of some of the pages we did this weekend. I demoed, shiva paintstiks on Canyon river rubbing plates, Angelina fibers, dying using the Canyon river rubbing plates and screen printing, dying lace and other techniques using Tsukineko All-Purpose Inks and how to use a fantastic to appy them to your fabric. I explained printing on acetate and doing transfers and printing on muslin. We also stamped on fabric. I showed how to apply a napkin using Perfect Paper Adhesive. Teri demoed stenciling with Shiva paintstiks. We met from 10 am to 5 pm and some left to grab a bite and brought it back. I took a book to work on, but of course, never did one thing on it. We had a lot of fun and it was relaxing, even for me as the teacher!!! Blessings to everyone.

Quilties - Wool bracelets

If you look up the Sept issue of Rug Hooking Magazine you will see an article about these. On Thursday, Mary Lou & I went to Charlotte and took this class. Here are photos of everyone's bracelets.

Wool Sunflowers and bracelet

On Saturday, Oct. 10, Puff & I trekked to Charlotte, MI to The Hen House. Nancy, the owner, has primitive quilt supplies and taught us how to make these wonderful sunflowers. I promptly dyed some wool in bright yellow and orange and made another sunflower. This is a rug hooking technique. It was so fun I returned on Thursday and made this wool bracelet! Just what I needed...another craft to add to my addiction! The sunflower I made was put on a fabric book.

Monday, October 5, 2009

fabric teacups to use as pockets in fabric books

Here are some more teacups I made to use as pockets in my fabric books. I made two of each of them for a total of 8. It was really fun to create a pattern that works for me. I did look at a book to get an idea .

Lil T and Me

As you can see from the photo. Lil T is now taller than I shouldn't call her Lil T anymore, perhaps? The date on the photo is was just taken in late September.