The Continuing Saga

Garland TreesFabrications; Day 2 (a little late)

With so much to keep us busy it was hard to post as often as I would have liked. We had classes all day, activities at night, wine to drink and fiber friends to socialize with. What’s a girl to do?

Did I mention it was beautiful here?

I returned home to my Internet service still being wholly uncooperative. This forces me to sit in a Starbucks and drink cappuccino while I access my e-mail and Blog – gee, poor me.

Opening night was a meet and greet and Lynn K had the quilt show With One Voice on display for our up-close and grateful perusal. Fabulous work! Oh, and there was wine.  Hey, we could walk to our rooms.  ;o)

Fran Skiles.

The next morning (Wednesday) was our first class – of which I posted last week. My class was Surface design and Collage with Fran Skiles.

Wednesday night we had a demo by the fabulous Carol-the-print-maker on printing with gel plates, very cool. I did not get pictures of either evening event as I was setting up my table of wares to sell hand dyed yarns, silk noil fabric and odd bits of supplies left over from my old business (fiber art supplies).

Desi Vaughn also had a table with her much drooled on hand painted and hand dyed cotton fabrics. Yes, I now have seven more to add to my collection.  :o)  Despite the negative press on our economy, sales were decent.

Classroom Day 2.

Class on Day Two was a bevy of new (to me) techniques and more layers to our canvases. You will notice our tables are a bit more “cluttered” than they were on day one. Collage is not my thing so I struggled a bit, but persevered and learned a lot of great stuff.

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Image TransfersCase in point; the image transfer technique that involves Pellon’s Stitch ‘N Tear, Watercolor Crayons, and gloss medium… think “silk screening”. The photo is the Pellon “screen” on the left and the prints it made on Chinese paper on the right. You can get 3 to 6 prints from a colored screen. We did ones from rubbings (nothing in the hotel or out of it was safe from us) and from coloring on the Pellon.

Silk GauzeWe also tortured silk gauze with white and black gesso. I learned that if you do it on a plastic table cover that already has lots of dried paint on it, you get colored gesso!

It was not all serious hard work though. Cathy A, the head Guru of Fabrications wandered in to innocently see how we were all fairing.

Painted Lady.

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It cost her dearly as several students decided Cathy would make a good canvas. Von added the final sinister touches.

The evenings entertainment (again, we brought wine) had Kathy B showing us how to make mini doll pins. Mine’s a Vulcan, nice ears, eh?

Some of them had several other odd embellishments.
We won’t even discuss Von’s doll’s attributes. ;o0

My Dolly Pin Nice Ears!

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As usual, all pictures are click-to-big-able.

 

More later,
Deb H

Opening night was a meet and greet and Lynn XXXX had the quilt show XXXXX on display for our up-close and grateful perusal. Fabulous work! Oh, and there was wine.  Hey, we could walk to our rooms.  ;o) The next morning (Wednesday) was our first class – of which I posted last week. My class was Surface design and Collage with Fran Skiles.  PHOTO-FRAN 

The Continuing Saga

2 thoughts on “The Continuing Saga

  1. Pat Smith says:

    Deb,I hate to admit it but this is the first time I have gone to your Blog – it is wonderful. I sure wish that I had the energy that you have (I used to though – every dog has his day) – and be able to accomplish what you do and work too!!!
    The knitting machine sounds wonderful. In the 1930’s my dad lost his eyesight and the only thing at that time to learn to do to earn a living for a blind man was to weave rugs. One loom did a diamond pattern and it was with a punch pattern – in a continuous circle. It malfunctioned quite a bit with the beating of a large metal loom, that he invented one with gears.
    Keep up your wonderful enthusiasm. I miss you guys, but Kathy hasn’t been going so I don’t – really a little too far for me to drive myself at night – well, that is what Bud thinks.
    Have a beautiful holiday season. Love, Pat

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