Tag Archives: Thermofax

Keepsake Quilting Block

This summer quilt stores all over the USA and Canada are participating in a Row by Row Experience shop hop.  The idea is that as you travel you would stop at quilt shops and pick up a free pattern for a quilt row.  Last week, Sue, Mom and I stopped in at Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor New Hampshire to pick up their pattern.

I made the row using some commercial fabrics and two fabrics that were printed with our thermofax screens (available in the etsy shop).  Both fabrics are in the snowball block which is the block with the bear and moose in the middle.  The green triangles at the corners were printed on a piece of hand-dyed green fabric with the bark screen and then the pine branch screen.  The commercial print in the middle of the snowball block is printed with the new pinecone screen available now in the shop but started out as a fabric with the tiny pinecones on it.

Keepsake Row Moose bear block

Advertisements

Snow days

We have had a four day weekend now that our school system cancelled school both yesterday and today for snow and ice. So, my Babylock Ellisimo embroidery machine has been hard at work making these cute Mug Rugs.

Joy and Holly leaf were screened on with a thermofax screen.

Joy and Holly leaf were screened on with a thermofax screen.

The gold snowflakes were screened onto the white fabric

The gold snowflakes were screened onto the white fabric

These cute gift tags were also done with thermofax screens

These cute gift tags were also done with thermofax screens

The mug rug design comes from Five Star Fonts and some of the fabric as well as the gift tags were screened during a demonstration on Saturday at Artistic Artifacts.

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

IMG_7314

IMG_7313

IMG_7312

IMG_7311

Sample of pulled thermofax screens

Sample of pulled thermofax screens

IMG_7309

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

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.