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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT FIBER ARTS?

Isn't this wall hanging beautiful? During a recent meeting of the Lakeshore Fiber Arts group, Julia Voake shared her latest project – rust dying on fabric. I’d love to have this hanging in my home. You can meet the artists of the Lakeshore Fiber Arts group during a reception on Monday, March 8th from 6-8 p.m. at Lakeshore Sewing in Wyoming, Michigan.


Well known author, teacher, and fiber artist Beth Ann Williams demonstrated how to do gelatin dying at the meeting. Beth recommends that anyone interested in exploring fabric and paint check out the book "Create Your Own Hand-Painted Cloth" by Rayna Gillman. The book is chock-full of great ideas and lots of inspiration - including a nice section on gelatin painting. The Fabric Arts group will be participating in a quilting and fiber art exhibit during the month of March. Stop by Lakeshore and take a look.

Above you can see what the piece of cloth that Beth dyed looks like. I love the circles left by the rubber bands. Can't you just see this in your next project?

Marlis Egger’s blog will lead you to a tutorial for making the cutest heart block. I want you to go to her blog first to see what she did; then you can go to the tutorial (link is on her blog) and see something entirely different. Both are very cute. Maybe a little late for this year, but why not get it done and ready for next year?
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The Mad Quilter has a great folding bag tutorial. This one is different and I think you'll like it.


Until next time,
Caroll

1 comment:

Allie said...

I would love to come!!! Love that wallhanging. Thanks for the links!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
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