Thursday, May 03, 2007

Students Work

Yesterday I left home at 7 am with a car loaded down with all sorts of paints, stamping things that I have collected, and tons of quilts, to go to Sacramento. I had been invited to teach and do a lecture at the Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts. This was not a group of quilters, but a group of fascinating people who do all sorts of textile arts. Many of the people in my class do book making, some do beading, and others do other sorts of textile work.

The class started out with painting fabrics, which you will have to find down at the bottom of the entry. Then they moved in to mono printing and then stamping with found objects and making their own stamps, and finally foiling. It was lots of fun and I think, as you see from the pictures, that a lot of great fabric came out of this day.

At the end of the class we went out for dinner, got me checked in to my hotel and then back to the Center for the meeting and my lecture. I had decided not to do a power point presentation but just showed quilts. I talked a little bit about how I had gotten to where I was, the difference, as defined by me or traditional, contemporary, and art quilters, being a full time studio artist and selling work. They were so responsive to me and said such nice things about my work. They all made me feel so very important.

Annd now for the pictures, of course they are all in reverse order...some day I will figure out how to easily put them in the right order!

fabric that has been painted and stamped

fabric painted and stamped

fabric dyed before class and stamped

mono printed fabric and stamped

painted and stamped fabric

commercial fabric stamped

painted and stamped fabric

mono printed and stamped fabric

painted and stamped fabric

painted and stamped fabric

painted and stamped fabric

painted and stamped fabric

painted and stamped fabric




painted and mono printed fabric

painted fabric

painted fabric

painted fabric


I will update and correct all the students names tomorrow after I have unpacked the car and found my list!


LoieJ said...

Looks like fun! Wish I was closer to participate.

Lisa Flowers Ross said...

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Gerrie said...

How wonderful that you had this beautiful experience and you do know that you are an important artist, don't you?

joann deck said...

love the results your students are getting with the stamping and monoprinting over painted fabric. I looked on Createx website and they have several different types of paints. Would you be willing to share which type your using? I want to try this and don't want to buy the wrong paint. I would take a class with you if you come to the midwest.

Frances Caple said...

looks like you all had fun and some great work was produced,