Thursday, August 23, 2007

Gallery Showing

I belong to a fiberart group "Off our Blocks" from Columbus Ohio. We periodically show quilts in various galleries. For the next couple of months it will be viewed in Logan, Ohio at the Logan Art Gallery. Be sure to stop by anytime or join us at the reception, the first Sat. in September between 6-8 PM during Late Night Logan.

Monday, August 6, 2007

What's Old Is New Again!

star struck

There are so many fabrics we end up with that no longer appeal to us, so by over dyeing you can created some new beauties without alot of added expence. Here is a sample of a quilt finished with many new over dyes. The quilt is called Star Struck. A scrappy and snappy new piece:) Click on the photo to take you to my webshots to view more of my quilts and customer pieces.

My Friends dyed and are now in heaven!

Below are more shared pieces from from the dye classes. Mary was so excited that she dyed everything she could get her hands on! She had purchased a slightly mottled cream colored sweatshirt at NQA this year and made herself a cat shirt. After her class in dyeing, she was so thrilled with the results, that there will be more cat sweatshirts in her future! LOL Isn't the green one gorgeous? Joan also displays her "dye"namic tshirt that she was wearing on her trip to Florida. She said she had so many complements and they want one too! They will be off to another dye class here next week. I will also have another full day of dye classes on the 22nd of Sept. if one would like to get in on that one as well. Here is the info below. You can take either full or half day workshop. Be sure to view photos of dyed pieces in the previous posts.

DYEING TO TRY IT: Working with Procion MX dyes. In the morning class you will work on 8 step gradations of dyeing. This will also include scrunch dyeing. By afternoon, we will work on surface techniques where we will be doing some stripping, skinny dipping, streaking and who knows what all between the sheets (of fabric, of course!)

We will begin with PFD fabrics (2 yards are provided) but you can also purchase extra yards in class. You can also bring tone on tone white fabric and ugly duckling fabrics to revitalize to create some beauties! You can also bring bleached/ unbleached muslins to play with. Perhaps no more than 6 yards or so and you may even bring a tshirt or sweatshirt or anything dyeable! Items you bring on your own, you will need to prewash in a hot soap detergent. Tide works well.

Other things you will need : are to wear old clothes and shoes, Bring rubber gloves and zip lock baggies that can range from sandwich size to gallons. You will also need a container to carry your fabrics home in. The excitment begins with the fabrics that you will be able to view and pet right away while others will need to cure overnight before you can see the finshed results! You are guaranteed to have a good time!

The class is $40.00 and will be held at my home, 35884 Moore Rd. in Union Furnace, Ohio.

Email me to reserve your spot and if you need directions.

Bring a pot luck to share, beverages provided.