Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Cool July Workshops

Hot Summer Workshop News

I invite you to come to beautiful Haliburton, Ontario July 14 - 18 to spend 5 exciting 
days with me while learning to design, print and create your own Memory Quilts!

A memory quilt is a unique and beautiful way to commemorate a family event, 
history, trip, celebration, other occasion. You will explore three different techniques 
for reproducing your favourite photos onto fabric in an inspirational and 
encouraging environment. I will show you how to print photos from the computer 
as well as the hands-on gel medium method for generating photographic fabrics. 

For your truly unique Memory Quilt you will learn how to mix your personal 
colour palette using environmentally friendly Colour Vie fabric pigments, as well as 
make stencils, stamps and a variety of textures. The photos and the printed 
cloths produced in class will be used to design anything from a quilt top or 
cushion cover to wall pieces. Just imagine the opportunity for creating 
personal statements on fabrics that you can use in your Memory Quilts 
and other textile projects!
No machine sewing is necessary in this class. $322.53

Please register directly with the college: 
TFN: 1-866-353-6464 ext. 3 info@flemingcollege.ca

"Dancing Dreams", collage transfers with lace by Gunnel Hag

"Ryvita Dreams Pillow", transfers by Gunnel Hag

"My Great Aunt Johanna", photo print by Gunnel Hag
(She was a weaver in Norrkoping, Sweden, who
emigrated to America in the 1800's and, like so many
emigrants, was lost to her family at home after only
a few years).

"Family - Tribe", photo, paint and screen print
by Gunnel Hag

Student with photo print

The following Saturday (July 19) I will teach “Irresistible Resists” - a one day 
workshop, where you will create gorgeous fabrics with exquisite colour 
and complexity. using soya wax and fabric pigments. 
Also at Haliburton Summer School of the Arts. Truly irresistible! $102.25
Please register directly with the college: 
TFN: 1-866-353-6464 ext. 3 info@flemingcollege.ca

Soya Wax resist with Colour Vie pigments www.colourvie.com

Student overpainting the soy wax resist using Colour Vie pigments

Monday, 23 June 2014

Whirlwind 11

My quilt "Whirlwind 11" won 3rd prize for Original Design in a 
Nonrepresentational Wallquilt at the National Juried Show 2014 
at Quilt Canada. I am very excited. 
Just to get accepted into this show is a great honour!

"Whirlwind 11" is a whole cloth quilt 50" x 50".
I painted the cotton fabric with Colour Vie pigments in layers
 using yellow, green and blue. While the pigments were still wet
on the fabric, I manipulated them with various ordinary
implements. In this piece I used a potato masher, a spool
of thread and a pastry mixer. After it was dry and heat set,
I added on the border, which I had also painted, using
 a pastry mixer for patterning.

"Whirlwind 11" close up
:Whirlwind 11" was beautifully machine quilted by Tracey Lawko,
who also won a prize for her own piece in the National Juried Show

 at Quilt Canada 2014.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


It's been a wonderful Spring with great workshops in my studio.

I would like to share a few pictures from the workshops with you.
Irresistible Resist workshop.
Carrole used a fork and tjanting to apply the soy wax to the fabric

Irresistible Resist workshop.
Using sequin waste to stamp the soy wax - plus some nice splatters.
Painted with Colour Vie pigments www.colourvie.com

Photographic Images on Fabric workshop.
Gord printed his amazing photo collages on fabric.

The World of Indigo workshop with Pam Woodward.
Clamping before dipping in the indigo vat.

The World of Indigo workshop.
Pam helps to reveal a clamped indigo fabric.

Guerilla Screen Printing on Fabric.
Irene's magnificent moose print.

Guerilla Screen Printing workshop.
Maria's polar bear printed on Belgian linen.

Add and Subtract - Discharge Made Easy workshop.
Veronica stencilling using bleach discharge thickened with alginate.

Add and Subtract - Discharge Made Easy workshop.
Carrole's gorgeous pole wrap bleach discharge

Add and Subtract - Discharge Made Easy workshop.
Clamped and poled wrapped bleach discharged fabrics
blowing in the wind.