There will not be a class this Wednesday.
I will be baby sitting.
Keep painting! I'll see you on February 4
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Keep painting. It takes awhile to paint enough fabric for a garment, but I am having a great time with these projects. On February 4 I will show you an edge finish I think you will find very interesting.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
All the parts of my vest are painted and I have them quilted. I chose quilting because the silk was too flimsy for the york treatment I am planning.
Keep painting. I have a plan to start another piece of fabric when I get this one finished. I'm staying with a bird theme. This is so fun.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
We talked about getting inspiration for our project this session. I thought you might like to see how my mind works and how I put ideas together until it starts to click into a design idea for me.
On my way driving home from Nevada I stopped at a rest stop in the desert and there were all these
Then I looked on the Internet for photos of Crows and the one below showed up on Pinterest.
I looked at it for awhile and really liked that they were all in a bunch. Did you know that a bunch of Crows is called a "Murder"?
That intrigued me so I have decided to make a Vest featuring a "Murder", (a bunch of crows)
I hope you are also excited about your design.
Next week you need to bring your design in the scale you want on paper the size and shape of your pattern pieces. I will show you how to spray glue and gutta the design to your fabric. There was some misunderstanding last week. We do not paint on the silk while it is on the paper. You need a frame to paint the silk.
Design pattern already to scale on the papers
frame for the silk and a way to attach the silk. pins, clips, tape, tacks, etc.
Seta Silk or Dyna-Flo They are interchangeable so get either kind. Joannes sometimes has Dyna-Flo Dharma has started kits for both.
brush (I have a box of brushes in the lab)
I will bring Frixion Pens, Spray Glue, and some paint.
If you still need more information look back several posts and you will see more information about getting a design ready from the last silk painting session.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Bring your inspiration for what you want to paint and some idea of what you want to make.
This class will concentrate on making an original painted garment.
Here is the schedule that I hope we can follow, but sometimes there have to be changes.
Schedule for Silk Painting II Diane Ricks
Class begins at 10 AM and goes until 2 PM Bring a sack lunch if you wish.
10-10:30 or 10:45 Show and Tell. Share what you are doing or new things you have discovered.
10:45 to 11:15 Demonstrations to get you started. After Lunch some days there may be another short demo.
This session we will concentrate on painting fabric for a garment. If you are a slow painter do not do a large project or select one of the methods which takes less painting.
Jan 7 Where and What for inspiration
Planning a design for a garment.
Painting some quick sample techniques
Jan 14 Applying your design to your fabric. Start painting
Jan 21 Continue painting
Jan 28 NO CLASS I HAVE BABY SITTING DUTY You may paint at home
Feb 4 Continue painting
Feb 11 Continue painting You may need to work at home to finish.
Feb 18 Start Sewing You may need to sew at home.
Feb 25 Finish Sewing That is what we hope.
If you finish your painting before February 18th you can start sewing at home.
If you are a fast painter you may want to make a second garment.
We are NOT DOING a WAC Fashion Show this year, but they will have a Show and Tell that you can show what you have done. WAC Meeting is Saturday February 21.