We had a GREAT time at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. Donna and I took in the show, spent way too much money at the vendor booths and we both took two workshops.
I first took a 1/2 day workshop with Joyce Teng on Fabric Inking 101.
We used Tsukineko inks played with various methods of applying them on fabric. This included using dabbers, brushes, spray bottles and TSC stencils.
I was a fun class but it was only 1/2 day and we all wanted more time.
I then took and All day workshop with Ashley Nickels: Watercolor Quilting: Colorful Explorations in Free motion Quilting. Ashley Nickels is Sue Nickels daughter (some of you may know her work).
In Ashley’s class we spent the morning painting on fabric squares with Dye-na-Flow fabric paint to make watercolor like images.
It was a blast!
After lunch we got out our machines and used black thread to free motion sketch our painted image.
I’ve always loved watercolors and thread sketching. This technique gave me both.
It was a GREAT class and we’ll definitely do more fabric painting.