Open House

I definitely didn’t mean to ignore my blog for over a month; somehow it just happened! Life marches on and lately it has been at the speed of light.
Tomorrow afternoon, December 7, 2013 I will be demonstrating thermofax screen printing at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria. Come on out to learn or brush up on your printing techniques or just to chat. Artistic Artifacts is a charming store full of inspiring fabrics and items for journaling and mixed media arts. It is worth the trip.

Snowflakes for Artistic Artifacts Open House make and take

Snowflakes for Artistic Artifacts Open House make and take

Thermofax class at Artistic Artifacts

Student work

Student work

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Sample of pulled thermofax screens

Sample of pulled thermofax screens

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IMG_7308Sue and I have taught this class several times at Artistic Artifacts. It never ceases to amaze us at how creative and what willing learners our students are. Teaching adults who have a passion for what they are creating is always fun.

Teaching at Artistic Artifacts

Sue and I are teaching at Artistic Artifacts on Oct. 19, 2013. This is a wonderful store to shop at as well as a great environment for teaching. The store is full of inspiration. If you have never tried thermofax screen printing before, feel free to join us. If you are already an expert, come use our paints and screens and have some open studio time.

Here is the link for the details about the class. http://www.artisticartifacts.com/product/4110192013.html

Sunset on Lake Winnipesaukee

August 18, 2013

August 18, 2013

Lake Winnipesaukee Sunset

Lake Winnipesaukee Sunset

As summer winds to a close and I get ready to go back to school (work) I will miss the life I lead when I am at Lake Winnipesaukee. It always seems like the sunsets the last few nights are the best of the season, making it even more difficult to leave.

PGFiber2Art-Giving Back

draped on Molly

beech

maple

oak

bagged to go

on Molly

My friend and business partner, Sue Price, and I have spent time the past 5 summers holding our own quilt camp at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. During the first summer we decided to offer ourselves as teachers to the state-wide quilt guild we belong to, the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. Each year we have become a little more artistic and over time have evolved into a business with a shop on etsy and now a facebook page as well.
Because our little studio at the lake (really a garage) is rather rural we have relied on the local town library, The Tuftonboro Free Library, for internet service, use of a copy machine and also checking out the occasional book or DVD for evening entertainment. We have supported the library by buying used books at their July book sale but this year decided to donate a scarf to the artist sale they hold each August.

We are happy to donate this 11″ by 58″ silk scarf which was hand dyed using an ice dyeing process (check out Sue’s tutorial for that by clicking here: Sue’s ice dyeing tutorial) and then screened with a design of a maple leaf using red dye floated in sodium alginate to keep the hand soft of the scarf soft, oak leaves printed with a product called “deColourant” in bronze, and beech leaves in deColourant gold.

PGFiber2Art comes to facebook

This scarf was printed with a thermofax screen sold on the etsy store of PGFiber2Art

This scarf was printed with a thermofax screen sold on the etsy store of PGFiber2Art

My friend, Sue, and I have an etsy shop where we sell thermofax screens. We use mainly our own photographs and sometimes a drawn image as well as offer custom screens for others. We have started a facebook page for the business and you can find us at PGFiber2Art. If you are on facebook please “like” our page to follow along when new screens are added. We have a wicker mannequin which we have named Molly and she likes to model some of the items we have made with our screens. She has quite a personality for a mannequin! We may also add other surface design information to this page. We promise not to overwhelm you with posts. On the homepage of this blog (bottom right) there should be a facebook icon to take you to our page, please join us on our journey.