Saturday, September 29, 2012

Printing at Artistic Artifacts

We had a successful day at Artistic Artifacts today teaching thermofax screen printing to a lovely group of ladies.
 Here we are, getting started.

 The leaves on Erica's piece seem to glow. Great choice of fabric & paint.
 Clara brought a tote bag to print on.
 This piece was printed with a screen of a mola design.  Molas are colorful reverse applique designs done by the Kuna Indians of Panama. Google "mola applique" for lots of images of these colroful designs.
 Gigi works with paper so was able to experiment with different paints on the various papers she brought.  

AAQI Quilt Goes to Houston

Recently I was checking to see if my AAQI (Alzheimer Art Quilt Initiative) donation had sold.  It has not, but I found that it is one of a very large group going to Houston to the International Quilt Festival, where they will be for sale at the AAQI booth from Oct. 31 - Nov. 4. Houston is the biggest show in the US; I've never been to see it, so my quilt will get there before I do. You can see it's page here: use the bread crumb trail at the top to go to Houston 2012 and see more of the quilts going to the big show.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Upcoming Class - Printing with Thermofax Screens

My friend, Elizabeth and I will again be teaching thermofax screen printing at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria VA on September 29, 2012 from 10 AM to 2:30 PM. Sign up is here:

If you are considering taking this class as a follow up to a previous class, we do have some new screens to share with you. Feel free to bring pre-constructed items as well as yardage which you may wish to screen. Suggestions include: clothing, tote bags or even paper items for gift wrap, gift bags or journaling. Come turn previous yardage or incomplete projects into more complex designs with more dimension.

Elizabeth demos printing

Never fear, if you are brand new to screen printing we have you covered. Bring some solid or solid like yardage and we will teach you to screen like a pro!

Students hard at work in our June class

Some of Elizabeth W's work