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Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Classroom is Open!

Yes, I am up and running.  This is Judy and Viki, my first students in the new space.  We had a blast doing Thermofax screen printing.  I had to think hard about buying a thermofax machine but I think it will get used often enough to make it worth the purchase.  Judy used a design from one of her machine embroidery programs that she plans to combine with stitching. Viki worked with some beautiful hand-dyed fabrics to further enhance them.

Here  are a few pictures of the classroom in (kind of) magazine photo state.  It can't be too tidy or I can't find anything!

Right behind me is an area with a small sink and washer and dryer for working with dying projects.  I hung a quilt there that was made by Terry Howard Grant called "When It Rains I make My Own Sunshine".  I will have to protect it with a plastic sheet when working with paints or dye.

I even have a pretty little powder room.

It is going to be a really fun space to work in as my own studio as well as being a delightful classroom space.  I will try to post  pictures of what this room looked like before it was transformed by my dear contractor husband.  It has taken about 6 months of work on his part, in the beginning, and then on my part getting it organized.  
Here is how I used the closet that formerly had wooden bi-fold doors across the front.  I love these baskets from Ikea for storing fabric.  They get a little heavy it I stack the fabric too high but it is very easy to see what is in each one.  I organize according to color mostly but hand-dyed and themed fabrics also get their own basket.

Watch for more projects and classroom fun to come!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

3 Days Left!

A Color Runs Through It ends on February 6 at the Maude Kerns Art Center.  It feels like a short month. I visited the show three times but the last time was the best.  I was there when it was quiet and I could really take the time to stop and study individual pieces.  I noticed texture and stitching details I hadn't seen until that day.  Everyone did such lovely work and I know they worked hard to have at least 10 pieces for the show.  Here's a mini tour in case you can't visit in person.

The image above is a selection of Deb Sorem's Green series.  Below are a few of Paulette Landers' Red pieces.

Diane English had Purple and Georgia French had Yellow.

This is a wonderful shot of my Blue pieces with friends.  Georgia is in the center.  There is also a long shot of my additional five pieces that are all 12 x 12 inches.

 I hope you were able to actually go and see our work because pictures can never capture all the details.  If not, maybe this mini tour was enjoyable, too.