posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR
Last week was my “Explorations with Fabric Paint” class for Northwest Suburban NeedleArts Guild. I’m pretty sure all participants had as much fun as I did! We did immersion painting, gradations of color, color mixing, sun-printing (no sun needed), pole-wrapped shibori, scrunching and rubbings and rollings over texture plates. We used ProChem textile paints – transparent and opaque – and we experimented with Shiva Paintstiks and Setacolor paints, including metallics. We used gel medium for texture and collaging.
It was so much fun, I have decided to promote my workshops to other guilds. Here is information on my current offerings for workshops as well as one lecture:
EXPLORATIONS WITH FABRIC PAINT
2-3 day workshop All levels
Experiment with different textile paints and application techniques. See the wide range of effects that can be achieved. In this class you will learn about the possibilities of textile paint; you will experiment with new ideas, have fun sharing, and create new fabrics to use in your textile art.
This workshop is intended for students who are interested in learning new tools and techniques. We will cover mixing color, value gradations, immersion painting, drip-painting, pole-wrapped shibori and more.
PAINTING WITH FABRIC
1-2 day workshop Beginning to Intermediate
This is a design workshop which will cover basic design principles including color, value, pattern, etc. You will use a background fabric (or batting) as a blank canvas and raw edge or fusible appliqué to “paint” with fabric. You will learn to create your own pattern, work without a pattern, free-form cut, and design your art quilt. Day 2 will be a continuation of design along with finishing instruction including free-motion stitching and various bindings.
STITCHING FOR DESIGN and TEXTURE
1 day workshop Beginning to Intermediate
For a follow-up to “Painting with Fabric” class or for those unfinished tops in the closet, bring your art quilt ready to be stitched. Different stitching designs for each quilt top will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will practice free-motion machine quilting and start stitching their art quilts.
AN ARTFUL JOURNEY
My path from junior high school clothing class to textile art – with some detours along the way.
Contact me by phone (847-921-4364) or email (email@example.com) for more info.