Monday, November 28, 2011

Put together

Break Down is put together. This is the vest I made from the breakdown printing I did the last day of class. I backed the fabric with flannel (I'd gotten it to make nightgowns for my daughters 30 years ago)from the stash and quilted the flowers. On the band I did a technique I have been wanting to try for quite awhile. I did bobbin stitching Crazy Quilting. By choosing single stitch decorative stitches on the machine I stitched with perle rayon in the bobbin and followed along the stitch line from the wrong side to create the look of embroidery. I could have added beads and flourishes to make it look more hand done, but this was just for fun. I hope you are having fun also. I will post another thing I am doing in a few days. Bye for now.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Art Show At Hughes Center

They have hung out little art show at the Hughes Center. I went over today to clean out the and organize the closet and the show was up. They did a very nice job of hanging the paintings. The girls at the desk said they had gotten lots of good comments about the show. Be sure and take the time to go take a friend and show them what we did. I'm so proud of you all.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Taking time off

Yesterday was the last class for the year 2011. I am taking off December so I can go be with my children and grandchildren during the holiday season. I also hope to get some new things ready for the sewing class which will begin on January 4, 2012. WOW 2012 just around the corner. I took a few photos of "show and tell" yesterday, but they didn't turn out well. I guess my phone was having a breakdown along with the rest of the class. Some very nice printing happened and I am happy with what we got done. Sorry we ran out of Sodium Alginate, I never know how much stuff to make up it; varies from class to class. My printing turned out well, and I am steaming it this morning. When I get it made up I will post a photo.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Time to print

The photo has nothing to do with the information, but the fabric was also made in my class in Houston by a student. We will be printing our "Breakdown" screens on Wednesday. Remember to soak your cotton in soda ash BEFORE bringing it to class. It must be done at least the day before,and press it smooth. I am thinking about printing on a light colored pre-dyed base of silk. That is if I get it pre-dyed. 5 boxes of left over stuff have returned from Houston so I need to put things away. I hate that part.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Houston Report

These are some of the silk chiffons dyed in my "Twist and Shout" class in Houston at the Quilt Festival. Believe me they; were shouting with delight. The colors were so great. While I was there I taught 8 classes and everyone was a different subject. I shipped 7 boxes out, but only 3 home again so it was all good. Now I am almost back to normal. Claremont class will be one more class next Wednesday when we will print with our prepared screens. Then no more classes until we start sewing in January. Wednesday January 4, 2012 to be exact. Here is the link for registration. Winter Brochure: Online Registration: We had a great day today. If you did the class "Quilted Canvas" bring in your paintings we will be hanging our own show at the Hughes Center next Wednesday. That is exciting! I will post again next Sunday evening with any more information I may have forgotten. I am doing a trunk show for ASG in Riverside tomorrow so I have to pack it up now and get ready to go.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Welcome back

I know it is late, but just in case anyone reads this bring a pair of scissors to class tomorrow. We will make a small project while we wait for dye to dry. Today the watercolor teacher said, "Nice watercolor painting" about my daisies. I'm progressing. I came home for Houston dead tired, but excited to see you all again Wednesday,