My PTA group recently had their Oct meeting...this time a field trip to downtown Weaverville in North Carolina.....The main objective besides the usual talking and eating ...was to visit a new quilt shop! Hooray!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
This month at Fiber Junkies, we were working on a great indoor activity - Gelli printing....great fun as always. We had lots to try; Denny brought several different kinds of printing surfaces along with many masks/resists. We all had lots of different paints along with some silk screens I brought. They often work nicely on top of a dried gelli print.
But first...a quick show and tell....
But there are some pieces that should have been left alone - like this one...I made it worse, so this might be hopeless although there are some in this group who would say...Never give up! You know who you are...
Monday, October 9, 2017
We had some great results...turned some bad pieces into good pieces and discovered new things. We love to experiment and think the most fun part is when you discover something wonderful has happened after all the trial and error...that's not to say, it will happen again...but that's okay.
So remember the plexiglass squares sandwich with fabric in the middle...on the right - the results!
The piece on the left was a pale tone on tone rubbed vigorously with live Indigo plant - a very pale color resulted. It was then folded and dipped in Indigo. The piece on the right was heavily rusted and dipped in Indigo...think that's my favorite one. The one below on right was wrapped on the pole on the left.
Eco printing on a piece of China silk above...maple leaves (R) and Eucalyptus on left