Saturday, September 08, 2007

Sorry i have been away so long - and fabric painting.

Hello all, sorry I have been away so long. After the holiday I have been a bit blue, and I really don't know why, that coupled with the start back to school has me staring into space every evening! I thought I would show you what little I made while I was away. I put the bones of this needle case together before I went to hold my needles and scissors and I embroidered the decoration while I was on the sunbed!
These are 2 of my 4 Dotee dolls for a trade on Textiles Challenges, have to get my finger out and finish the last 2! They don't take long, but as i say i have been in a malaise of late!


I have been on a course today on fabric painting. Some of the lovely ladies in my C+G group had the inspired idea of forming a group for workshops. That way we can teach each other and also get some bigger names in for a more reasonable price. This was the first meeting and Deb O'Hare took the first workshop, she has just finished part 1 C+G with us. She was fab and showed us lots of interesting ideas with fabric paints. This is Deb with one of her art quilts.


These pics are a bit out of order but anyway, she showed us how to use tissue that is not colour fast to dye the fabric.And here is my finished dried piece of fabric.

And another!
Then we used the pebeo seta colour , both the transparent and the opaque to sun print. These are Deb's demo results, she made paper masks.Here are all of the participants results hanging to dry.

and more....
more.....
She showed us how to use pleating and scrunching to make marks on the surface, the paint gathers in the folds and makes stronger marks. Here are mine.
Here is my sky effect drying.

I had a great time and it enthused me to do more, I want to redo some of mine now and think of things to make!!! I think I will use some of the fabrics for the quilty swap I am in and to make postcards.

11 comments:

Judy Scott said...

WONDERFUL workshop ideas, you have to give yourself chance to get back in the groove ~ hols always throw us out and with work and all its hardly surprising youre staring into space in the evening. Finish your dotee dols and then you can start afresh!!! They look gorgeous. My quilt group take it in turns to teach ourselves something once a month, its good and its great what you learn from those around us. Have a good rest of the weekend, Judy x

Sandy said...

That looks like it was a wonderful workshop-a good way to start the group. You fabrics are great. Sandy

Carol said...

sounds a fun and productive day Carol, great samples

Annica said...

So many wonderful ideas! You must have had a great time! The needlecase is lovely!

Angelcat said...

Sorry to here you have been feeling abit blue Carol, I know what that feels like. I'm sure once you get back to creating regularly again you will get your old happy creative spirit back. Your dottee dolls are wonderful, and wow all those samples from your workshop look great!

Purple Missus said...

Yes you have been away too long :)
What a great idea for workshops - I wish I lived closer. Where do you hold them? I like that tissue paper idea. Might have a go at that.

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Carol - hope the blues have been all mixed up and dyed away with all that gorgeous colourful fabrics you created. Have your own C&G studies finished, or do you have more to come? Love the Dotee Dolls! Val

Susan D said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling down in the dumps, hope you feel better soon. Great idea with the workshops.

Dianne said...

Your Dotee Dolls are gorgeous, and I love your little needlebook.
Welcome back!!

Carol said...

It looks as though you had a great workshop Carol. We did the same on our C&G group which meant we had plenty wonderful classes.

Papoosue said...

What a fantastic post Carol! The workshop looked fantastic. Sorry you've been blue, I can sympathise there - you will get back into the swing of things:)

xx