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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!


Jeanne Marklin said...

It is a great space, Laura. A thermofax machine is a bonus! Will you be making and selling them? I'm so happy to hear you're so happy ☺️

Laura Jaszkowski said...

Hi Jeanne! I just saw your comment from last time. Yes, I took the leap and bought the Thermofax. It's hard to say if it will ever pay off but it sure is handy to own one. I am more than happy to make screens for anyone who might be interested. I saw what some sites are charging and was shocked. I could cut some of those prices in half and still be ahead.