Monday, September 8, 2008

3 Day Marathon Overload

I am toast. Been recuperating from a 3 day marathon class with Sherrill Kahn in Ashland, Oregon this last weekend. Sherrill has boundless energy and spent 90% of the time demoing techniques and answering questions. I was feeling a bit overloaded after the first day but got started on a piece and by the second day I was well along with a second one. That evening I did 'homework' on both pieces to get them ready to be made into final wall hangings or ???. I spent most of yesterday adding embellishments to the first piece (the orange one shown below) which I was fairly satisfied with. The second, black piece did not get so far. But I am ready to do more painting to create fabrics to go with it. It was a long three days but very much worth it as far as learning new techniques. More pictures are on my Flicker photostream here.

Class Update

Well, I finally got around to taking photos of the things I started in Marcy Tilton's workshop in June. It was an enjoyable drive to her beautiful home in the woods outside of Cave Junction. Marcy and her sister, Nandini, put on a great workshop and even served us a wonderful lunch. It was fun and inspiring, I spent the time making lots of materials to compile into future projects. Above is the beginning of a wall hanging I started. We did lots of painting on fusible web, fabric, discharging, silkscreening, and other techniques. I was so inspired and excited at the prospect of creating my own cloth or using the ideas to embellish clothes or other items. I want to go back and take another class sometime before the weather gets bad here. I highly recommend Marcy's workshops. More photos are on my Flicker photostream here.

Also, I wanted to mention that I've been busy working on some other pieces which I need to photograph and put up here soon. My Bali Wedding Ring won 3rd place in Machine Quilting at the Mt. Shasta Quilt Show!