Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Myth Postcard

I sent out my postcards to my swap group last week, only a month late; thank goodness they are an understanding group!  The theme for this swap was "Myth".  My interpretation centers on Athena.  You can read her story on the back of the card in the third photo.

The background fabric is hand dyed cotton.  The image of the Parthenon is printed on Extravorganza and fused to the background.  The olive branch is stenciled, and the owl is screen printed with a thermofax screen created from a photo by Elizabeth Gibson.

I am very pleased with how these turned out.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Arts & Old Lace Sneak Peak

Arts & Old Lace is a quilt challenge put together by two local quilters, Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts and Cyndi Souder of Moonlighting Quilts.  The challenge was simply to create an 18" quilt with this theme; a kit of fabrics and laces was provided, but not required to be used.  I made 2 pieces for the challenge which will debut July 21.  I won't show the completed pieces until after that date, but I thought I'd share a few close-up shots of what I've been working on for the last month.

  Need I mention that both pieces contain screen printing?  Visible in the first picture but not so much in the second.  Stay tuned for more pictures later.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thermofax Screen Printing at Artistic Artifacts

Elizabeth and I taught our thermofax screen printing class yesterday at Artistic Artifacts to 6 creative and enthusiastic ladies (and the teenage son of the proprietor).  Had a great time and enjoyed seeing the different ways each student found to use the designs.  They printed on fabric and paper, learned to tape a screen and experimented with discharge products.  We scheduled another class for Seprember 29.  Check us out if you'd like to learn about screen printing!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Screens Debut at QU Show

Yeah!  Our thermofax screens went on sale for the first time at the annual Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia Quilt Show!  Here are some shots of the Artistic Artifacts booth; our screens are in a basket on the table - there is a screen of a bird in front of the basket. (barely visible in the first picture, close-up in the third)

Elizabeth and I spent the day at the show, and about an hour & a half demo-ing screen printing to publicize the class we are teaching at Artistic Artifacts next weekend.  It was lots of fun!  But silly us, we forgot to take pictures of us during the demo!  We appreciate Judy giving us the opportunity to share our work.