See my original blog post with details and closer photos about this project HERE.
Here I am all packed and ready to go - class notes at the ready and lots of lovely inks and fibres to share and inspire with
It was a great day - all the students came armed with supplies, questions, and open to new ideas. I ended up taking 3 different project samples
and laid out my supplies
First I demonstrated dying our lovely fabric serviettes with a mix of distress inks, reinkers and sprays
Then they had a go - lots of different colour combos
Mine included colour because I just can't help myself - theirs were lovely with the natural fibres - some will add colour later
You can see a lot of paper serviettes embedded above - I also demonstrated a trick for paper serviette tearing and attaching directly to the background fabric
We talked about 'found words', stamping and stenciling, painted fusible, and making lovely cords
We had a play with a heat tool and made lovely crusty tyvek beads
Then they started to put everything they'd learned into practice. Click on any photo to see it larger. Below is a lovely combination of serviette, found words, stamping, silk paper and beads
Our tables were covered with all the demonstrations and play
It was a happy day for all of us
Still to come, Star books on Saturday 26th for the Marton Quilt club.
If it goes as well as the other 2 classes have I'll be a happy woman :-)