Thursday, February 28, 2019

Learning something new

I decided it was time to learn something new, so I just took an online class from Linda Germain on Soft Plate Relief Printing. Recycled foam plates and trays and sticky back foam were used to create printing plates. Class exercises were done on paper, but the process also works on fabric. Here are a few of my prints.

I also have a rather large pile of rejects and I haven't done the final assignments yet. It was fun, I like her teaching style and it's always good to learn something new.

I pieced one more donation top from that huge bag of scraps and then passed the bag of scraps on to someone else.

2019 Daily Stitching, days 53-59

2019 Weekly leaf #9

This one is a botanical print on a vintage damask scrap, I took a before picture because the leaf bled into the background.


72 Days of Landscapes #53-59, only 13 more to go!

day #53
hand dyed silk and cotton, dyed paper towel

Day #54
dyed tissue paper, commercial fabric, colored rice paper and fibers

Day #55
hand made paper, wool felt, selvedge fibers

Day #56
hand dyed fabric, upholstery sample

Day #57
hand dyed fabric, hand printed fabric, burnt edge silk

Day #58
hand dyed fabrics, machine stitching

Day #59
hand dyed fabrics, hand embroidery

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".

Thursday, February 21, 2019


I've put together one more top out of donated scraps, but now have another large bag full in my sewing studio. Here's the top

And here are the bags of scraps, many of them are fat quarter size or larger.

I have a friend whose Mom makes lots of donation quilts from scraps so I'm going to give her most of them, I have enough of my own.

Speaking of scraps, this is the container of scraps I'm using for the landscape project. I shove everything back in and put the lid on everyday. It feels like it's getting fuller, I must have everything stirred up pretty well.

72 days of Landscapes
Days 46 - 52

day #46
watercolor crayon, commercial and hand dyed fabric

Day #47
hand dyed fabric, yarn, pearl cotton and gel pen

Day #48
dyed paper towels

Day #49
dyed paper towels

Day #50
Sumingashi marbled hand made paper, dyed paper towel, yarn

Day #51
watercolor crayon, hand dyed silk and cotton, rice paper

Day #52
cotton fabric, screen printed fabric, dyed paper towels and micron sigma pen

2019 Weekly Leaf
Week #8   a gelli print left over from a few years ago

2019 Daily Stitching days 46-52

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SAQA Spotlight and Benefit Auction

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has two auctions a year, the Spotlight Auction is held during the annual conference and the Benefit Auction is held in September. I have both of the pieces I'm donating ready to go, I just have to go to the postoffice.
Oak Leaf
This will be mounted behind a mat with a 5 x 7 opening and is for the Spotlight Auction.

Pink and Grey Abstract
12 X12
This one is for the Benefit Auction.

72  days of Landscapes 

This weeks landscapes actually reflect what has been happening here. First snow, several inches, then melting snow and the last two are of the current grey skies rain and mud.

Day #39
hand dyed fabric and hand made paper

Day #40
A snowy day
cotton eyelet and hand made paper with botanicals

Day #41
White fabric, hand dyed tissue paper, dyed fabric and hand stitching

Day #42
hand made paper, one in blue the other with botanicals added

Day #43
dyed cheesecloth, handmade paper and hand stitching

Hand dyed cotton and cheesecloth 

Day #45
Hand dyed fabrics and stamped trees.

2019 Weekly Leaf wk#7
A botanical print on a piece of vintage damask tablecloth

2019 Daily Stitching Days 39-45

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".