This power point lecture is an introduction to the magic of colour and pattern in printed and dyed fabrics from around the world as well as hand printed and painted fabrics that you can create yourselves and incorporate into your quilts or other projects. As I take you on a visual textile trip, you will experience not only the beauty of printed fabrics, but also the techniques used in producing these exquisite textiles. Sit back, get inspired and just enjoy!
“HOW TO USE YOUR POTATO MASHER” (45 min. – 1 hour)
In this power point lecture I will show you how you can print on fabric using “found objects” from A (for Apple) to Z. (for Zipper). While screen printing was my first and enduring love, I also love using ordinary objects to create patterns. So far I must have a collection of 30+ different potato mashers, which I use to create an infinite variety of patterns and textures. The sole of a pair of winter boots, a golf ball, hair curlers, irons, credit cards – and of course potato mashers – no textured thing is safe from experimenting!. Enjoy the experience and learn how these everyday objects can become the basis for colourful fabrics to use in your quilts!
“MY PAINTED QUILTS” ( 45 min. – 1 hour)