Another pretty one stretched across the steps:
These were amazing and exquisite and that doesn't even begin to explain it to you. She hand dyes the fabric then hand paints each piece. Awesome and amazing. She is definitely inspired by nature.
The first workshop day was on how to create texture and form with in a quilt. She made everything look so easy and simplified how to do a few techniques-making leaves, flowers, tucks in fabric and some machine quilting techniques.
Velda's flowers, leaves and vegetables
The second day was using bleach as a discharge technique. Lots of fun doing many techniques. We went outside to play in the steaming hot weather. (I would definitely invest in a respirator if I do much of this). In the afternoon we moved on to using acrylic paint as a wash for the fabric. Also tried using various watercolor pencils and crayons to shade in areas. Lots of information in a short period of time. Good stuff. She kept us very busy and was a great teacher. Calm, knowledgeable, talented and willing to share and help you learn.
So I know you are asking yourself -what am I going to do with all this stuff? I don't know-yet. I can see myself using some of the discharge techniques. It's just a great way to try some of this stuff without having to buy the supplies and realize you hate the technique.
I am just a professional student. All that worry about what to call myself and I am perfectly happy being a student. Makes the mistakes easier to explain:).
Happy Sewing, my friends.
A 2 hour dentist appointment awaits me at 8am. I feel like it's my punishment for playing the last two days....