When I first started graduate school in Fibers, my professor looked at my quilts and asked, "Do you ever use non-commercial fabric?" I had no idea what she was talking about--wasn't all fabric commercial? Soon I was introduced to the wide world of surface design using dyes, paints and a myriad of other techniques. If you're a quilter or sewist who doesn't want to limit your choices to what the local fabric store happens to have in stock, this class is for you.
Here's a peek at what's possible:
|Neocolor IIs on cotton, hand and machine stitch|
|Neocolor IIs on cotton, salt effects and stamps|
|Shiva Paintstiks on black cotton, using stencils and rubbing plates|
|I used Shiva Paintstiks to alter commercial fabric in my art quilt, Sam at Glacier|
|My art quilt, Ways of Looking at Dodd Creek #6, used Dye-Na-Flow silk paint on dishtowel background|
|My art quilt Cherith Farm includes Dye-na-Flow on linen background and Neocolor IIs on organza (eggs)|