Monday, June 20, 2011

Screen printing

I finally did some deconstructed screen printing this weekend. Here are some of the pieces I made. For more information on the process, check And Then We Set It On Fire.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Busy week

A picture of my daughter's dog, who jumped into the baby crib to try it out while we were putting in the bumper pads I made. I think she might have a slight problem when the baby is born...

My daughter Erin (in the middle) with two of my nieces, Karin (left) and Megan (right). Taken right before the start of her baby shower last Saturday in Middletown, NY.

It was a great shower, she got enough stuff for quadruplets, and I got to see my sisters, sister-in-law, and lots of nieces. Back to work on Wednesday, and trying to catch up with everything that had to be done while I was away.

And here is my round robin fabric that Beth from Maine sent me, it's almost ready to be sent on to the next person on the list, Jenny. I boiled out the batik wax this morning before work, but it was still wet when I left home at 7:15.

I also made an embellished screen for deconstructed screen printing using some of my lunaria seed pods. Can't wait to get home tonight to see how it all turns out, as this is my first time playing with this stuff! Screenprinting is the technique of the month on And Then We Set It On Fire and this is the first time I've had to try it out.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Shibori Obsession

Here's some of the work I did yesterday using the techniques I learned at the Jan Myers Newbury workshop. I just love how these turned out!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shibori Workshop & Quilt Symposium

Yesterday I went to Raleigh for a Jan Myers Newbury workshop, A Pole and a Piece of Fabric at the NC Quilt Symposium. It was a six-hour workshop, most of which was held in a laundry room at Peace College. Here's a bunch of wrapped poles sitting in dye buckets.

Jan at the sink. She was a very laid back, very informative teacher. If I could afford it, I would have taken a longer class with her today, too!

Some quilts from the quilt show, which I went through really quickly at lunchtime--it was pretty crowded so I didn't stay long...

These three quilts caught my eye, the colors and quilting.

There were lots and lots of traditional quilts, but it's funny, I only took pictures of a few very colorful, very similar quilts. Hmmm...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Baby shower next week

Baby things are occupying my "spare" time lately--I finished up a blanket last night, just posting the back of it, as it's a surprise for my daughter and I don't want her to see the front.