Sunday, July 1, 2012

Textured Treasures in West Pinjarra

What happens when you create gorgeous fabrics using a variety of surface design techniques such as sun printing, stamping, painting, rubbing, foiling and resists? 
Well you can turn them into a collage with free form cutting and stitching. 
This is what we get up to in my Textured Treasures Workshop. This one held over the last few days in West Pinjarra in Western Australia was no exception.
We had a great time and I am sure there will be some beautiful little quilts finished very soon.
 Lin's turtles (created from a rubbing) will be part of an aquatic theme

I love the directional movement Jean created by cutting up a stencilled piece and placing them facing the same way.
 Roz had one piece stencilled with Dragonflys but when it was pieced we felt it needed more so out came the paint and stenci again to create more of a flow.
 Meg went home on the first night and appliqued some butterfly shapes onto black fabric. She then fused them onto her collage.
 Kerri is not a quilter but she is using the techniques learnt to weave and fuse her hand printed fabrics into a journal cover. All the fabrics are going to be stitched together with her hand dyed threads.
 Helen overlaid some organza over some of her foiled pieces creating a lovely effect.
We also had a beading session in this workshop so I expect to see some really lovely beaded embellishment added once they are quilted.

All in all - a really creative couple of days.

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