Saturday, June 28, 2008

Surface Design Workshop for the York County Quilters

I had a great day yesterday in Rock Hill, South Carolina with the warm and welcoming York County Quilters showing them some surface design techniques.

They tried out Caran D'Ache watersoluable wax pastels, Angelina, Crystallina (crimped cut Angelina) and Textiva (Angelina film), Lumiere and Dye-na-Flow, Shiva Paintstiks, Tyvek, and Wonder Under (used as a paint transfer material).

The group (Kate Cole, Diane Cranfor, Judy Gabrenas, Jane Godshall, Molly Hunter, Mary Ellen Moegling, Gail Moss, Wynnell Shows, Andrea Todd, Willa Thiele, Barbara Wright, Linda Dellinger) fused, heated, painted, stamped, rubbed, stenciled, melted, wired and beaded up a storm!

Here's a look at the group in action, and some of the stuff they produced:

They were an enthusiastic group, and I'm betting they all ran for their local art supply stores or to their computers to order supplies online when they left the workshop!

Here are the books I took to the workshop to share. All are good books for the creative quilter:

The Panted Quilt: Paint and Print Techniques for Color on Quilts
by Linda & Laura Kemshall

Creative Embellishments for Paper Jewelry, Fabric and More

by Sherrill Kahn

Paintstiks on Fabric: Simple Techniques, Fantastic Results

by Shelly Stokes

Beaded Embellishment: Techniques & Designs for Embroidering on Cloth

by Amy C. Clarke & Robin Atkins

Between the Sheets with Angelina: A workbook for Fusible Fibres
by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden

Indygo Junction's Needle Felting: 22 Stylish Project for Home and Fashion
by Amy Barickman

Color and Composition for the Creative Quilter: Improve any Quilt with Easy-to-Follow Lessons

by Katie Pasquini Masopust and Brett Barker

Creative Quilts: Inspiration, Texture and Stitch
by Sandra Meech

The Fabric Stamping Handbook
by Jean Ray Laury