I just took the three fiber art pieces you see in my last posting below to the county administration building for the December show. Pictures of them on the walls will be posted next week.
The next Quilt University class is coming up soon. Here is my schedule for the first half of 09. A QU class makes a great gift idea for you or someone you love!
January 9- Basic Cotton Dyeing
February 13- Silk Dyeing
February 27-Quilter's Palette
March 13- Fabric Painting
March 27- Tea Stain Dyeing (expanded to 3 lessons that include spices and organic matter as stain agents)
April 10- Shibori Dyeing
May 8- Gutta Resist on Silk
May 29-Quilter's Palette
June 12- Three unusual Ways to Dye
June 26- Batik
You can sign up 5 weeks before the class opens at the QU web site: http://www.quiltuniversity.com/
And now about those fish...I finally decided that I had to make a move with this piece. Just commit to something, anything and get it done. One layer of netting wasn't enough. Painting the netting was like trying to nail Jello to the wall. Silk gauze was too thick. The solution was to double it up in ripples and then machine stitch it down to the painting itself. It works. Next step is to attach the lily pads.
Had an interesting response from "Jerry The Glass Man" (you can see pics of him on our excursion earlier this year when we went out into to the countryside to get bamboo). He was looking at my blogging dilemma about these fish and has a glass alternative that I will explore later which may be exactly what I want for this concept. I do plan on doing this theme again in the future. Thanks, Jerry! When are you coming over for peanut butter and jelly?
Happy dyeing everyone!