Monday, September 24, 2012

Prayer Flag

Back in July the The Prayer Flag blog posted a call for entry to submit prayer flags for an exhibit at Oceanside Museum of Art. This exhibit is in conjunction with Quilt National. True to form, I waited until the last minute to make and send my Prayer Flag off to OMA. I have my fingers crossed that it will arrive before the deadline. 

Peace of Mind by Mia Bloom

Update: Awhile back I mentioned that I was offering to teach a class on fabric dyeing and marking for the fall session at the Community Center of La Canada-Flintridge. There wasn't enough sign ups for the class so, it was cancelled for this session. The good news is that the Executive Director wants to keep the class on the schedule for future sessions. I'm happy about that. To be continued...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

More Monoprinting

For those of you who have tried monoprinting, you can agree it's addicting. It's a fast technique. I printed 2 more on white Kona cotton which was pretreated with soda ash.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Monoprinting on Commercial Fabric

I was organizing my fabric into storage boxes recently and found this commercial fabric. Not sure why I bought it. Definitely not my style so, I decided to monoprint on top of it.  I will share this technique in the class I'm teaching at Community Center of La Canada-Flintridge.

The first step was to monoprint orange fabric paint on top of the commercial fabric.

It wasn't interesting enough for me. So, I monoprinted on top using brown fabric paint. 

This piece is hanging on my design wall for now. Not sure if I want to leave it alone or continue marking it. To be continued...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tin Tile Dying Workshop with Teresa Shippy

The other day I got together with some wonderful artist friends at Teresa Shippy's house for her Tin Tile Dying Workshop. What a blast! If you every have artist block, take a technique workshop. It will get your creative juices flowing.

Here are photos of the fabric I made. To learn Teresa's technique, I encourage you to take her class. She is a supportive and generous teacher.


Close up of the fabric above.