Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cityscapes


I recently introduced a new workshop called Cityscapes and had a wonderful weekend teaching it in Berry so thought I would share it with you.

We start off with white fabric which is folded in half so the paint bleeds through and creates a coordinated backing piece
Students can paint any colours they like but most decided to stay with colours similar to my original.
While waiting for the fabric to dry we carved our window stamps and had a little play with them for practice as well as some stencils too.
Once the fabric is dry is it stitched into a tube and cut into strips which are then laid & then stitched together creating a city type layout
  
Window stamps are added then it is ready for more paint
  
Using my stencilled tree shape we then spray with more paint to soften the bottom of the quilt while creating a park like effect.

Everyone in the class got their quilt top finished and basted and some even started quilting in the workshop. 

Here are some others done in Dorrigo last year.



As you can see it is a fun and easy workshop and the end results are amazing.
I am teaching this in a couple of weeks at Stitched N Framed in Port Macquarie and there are still some places left if you want to join in the fun.
















4 comments:

Linda's Art Quilts said...

The way you have documented your workshop is fantastic. Wonderful works emerged from participants. Workshops with you must be a barrel of creative fun!

Dy said...

Wow Wow Wow! Stunning! And so well explained Lisa :-)

Lisa Walton said...

Thanks so much. It is definitely a fun process.

Shari Sheldrick said...

Hello Lisa,

Have you ever used the Texcraft liquid paints on wool blanketing?

I would like to do watercolour painting on small pieces of wool

cashmere, which I would then applique onto a blanket, but I'm having

trouble finding a paint that would be suitable. Some paints, while

being suitable for some fabrics, need to be heat set in some way,

which would not be suitable for wool cashmere.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please send your reply to my yahoo address

shari_sheldrick@yahoo.com

Kind regards,

Shari.