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Lyrical Images, Shifting Patterns and Colliding Colors

March 12, 2018

Last weekend students joined me to experience 25 Ways to Create Art Fabric. You may want to know what the phrase Art Fabric means. To me, it is the transformation of fabric or papers with lyrical images, shifting patterns, and/or colliding colors. They can be childish, serious, dramatic, simple or complex! Working with the properties of natural materials like water and color (fabric paint), we had endless possibilities painting and manipulating small creations.  All we needed was some pieces of plastic, items to make resists, a variety of white fabric types and fabric paint (not dye.)  We hit our target of 25 varied effects at the end of Day 1 and continued to build more complex colorings on Day 2.  It is powerful to be able to design our own fabrics.  They may be complete as they are, or more likely than not, they will be further designed into with hand or machine stitch. Let me know if you are interested in knowing the next time I teach this course.             Gail Harker

2 Comments leave one →
  1. debbie zibrik permalink
    March 12, 2018 6:18 pm

    Hi Gail:

    Beautiful fabric- so exciting to stitch

    Hope all is well with you… I am just back from an amazing trip to India and trying desperately to get onto Pacific NorthWest time ……the switch to Daylight Savings will certainly help.

    I have interest to attend this workshop. Hopefully the days will coincide with my days off. I am still assisting with a Research project involving the milk drinking behaviour of toddler aged children, but my days are numbered with Dec 31, 2018 schedule to be my last 🙂

    Thanks so much DZ

  2. March 13, 2018 11:06 pm

    Looks like a fun class, I saw a button under my table last week so it was probably left over from this class!

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