Class; Day 5 and the Grand Finale

First Thing Friday MorningFriday Morning I had a good start on my layouts. Still an overwhelming amount of fabrics to choose from;
some I like, some not-so-much. I start the tweaking process and doing some adding and subtracting of elements and fabrics or papers.

Today is a short day in that we have to have the room ready for the “all classes walk-through” by 4:30 pm and we are used to working into the wee hours. We also have to get all packed up and be ready for the Small Quilt Auction at 5:30 and the end of session Banquet at 7 pm. Gee, we will have to finish up the week with fun and food – poor us 😉

But, to my everlasting surprise,
I finish all three pieces in time.

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Graduation!

The finished three panels

Here are some detail shots (click to super-size). Nothing was safe in this room, here is the morning paper after it had been “transformed” with batik, dye and paint (left), then a detail of panel 1 showing an Angelina bead (right).

Newspaper detail

Panel 1 detail.

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Better shots of the three finished panels.

Transitions; Panel 1

Transitions; Panel 3Transitions; Panel 2

I feel like I learned a lot this week. I opened my eyes, then opened my eyes again (as Granny Weatherwax would say (from the Wee Free Men books by Terry Pratchett, my hero)). There is more to making fabric than just technique and that is doubly so for making art.

I came home to my vegetable and herb gardens having been overrun with weeds due to our very warm and wet week. Weeding is good right now, I can think and assimilate while I yank the little buggers up!

Deb H

Class; Day 5 and the Grand Finale

2 thoughts on “Class; Day 5 and the Grand Finale

  1. Thanks Ann! No one talked about storing your work or your batiks, but I would guess it’s the same way you store any textile. My favorite is to wrap a “pool noodle” on acid free paper and wrap the textile around it, then wrap it in the acid free paper again, or make a cotton “pillow case” sleeve for it. Of course, you can always store it on your wall 😉

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