Marilyn Hines created some lovely clay paste resist fabrics in today's workshop. I expect that we will see more quilts coming from Marilyn with these beauties included.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Amy Grief has been a student of mine for several years, and she has developed a slow and steady approach to using resist by stitching, cassava paste or clay paste resist then dyeing cotton fabrics with indigo. Here are a few of her creations from today's workshop
|Triangle folding with several directions of stitch resist.|
|Accordion fold with stitch resist|
|angle folding and clamping|
|Stitch resists by gathering running stitches|
|Clay paste resists|
|Clay paste resist|
One of my students surprised me today at our workshop with a quilt top that she has made from fabric that she dye and/or printed in previous workshops. Marilyn Hines is in her 80's still hand pieces and sews her quilts and is becoming a real artist with clay paste resist technique.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
In my last workshop, we worked primarily with indigo vats, but a couple of my students still wanted to do some eco printing and see if they could combine the two. Here are some paper prints by Maggie Clark. Maggie bundled her paper stack between two ceramic tiles and cooked them for one hour. After the bundle had cooled, Maggie opened the tiles and removed the entire stack as a bundle. She took the bundle to the indigo vat and dipped the edges. I love the results, and hope you will too.
I've had a little problem with the template for my blog, and hopefully I have them fixed. I would like to post a collection of the latest prints by Marilyn Hines, one of my students in her 80's. Marilyn doesn't think her work is worthy, but I think they are just spectacular!
|Marilyn set out to design her own quilt fabrics. She uses the clay paste resist technique with stencils, brushes, and or stamps.|
|Marilyn enjoys combining stencil designs to create unique fabrics.|
|Clay paste resist can be very versatile, and works extremely well on cotton.|
|This piece combines wood stamps, stencils and woodblock stamps.|
|Marilyn loves this design because it creates so many patterns when cut into quilt pieces.|