Sunday, January 11, 2009


On June 25 and 26, 2009 I will be teaching at ArtFiberFest 2009 in Portland Oregon. These samples here are different from the ones that will be on the ARTFIBERFEST website. Expect the site to be up by February 1, 2009. Check it out, it will be a great time:)

Here's the information on my workshops!

Cover it Funky
- June 25th This workshop is awesome. Not only will you have the fun of playing with fabric and all sorts of techniques, but also you will create you own unique cover. Be spontaneous while we create funky covers. These covers can be used for hard or soft cover journals. This is a quick and fun way to express yourself while creating journal covers.

Pleat it, wrap it, layer it, quilt it, stuff it, sew it, glue it, bead it, stack it, fringe it, crochet it, knit it and the list goes on and on. Your imagination will take you where you want to go. With the techniques presented you will create a cover that fits your own vision and needs. I will demonstrate how to use the covers on various journals.

If you have a journal you want to cover, bring it. Invent a cover and create the rest of the journal later. I don’t know about you, but I like to have covers in several sizes ready to go. This process will get you in the zone to make covers and the more you assemble, the more unique ideas you generate.

Digital Textile Journal
-June 26th. Be on the cutting edge and join me for this innovative workshop!! We will print 6 - 4” x 6” images you bring to class in a digital format. These prints will be used to customize your unique fabric journal. In addition this workshop will give you the information necessary to print from an inkjet printer on all sorts of fiber surfaces.

During this inventive workshop, we will print your images on lutradur, tyvec, pimatex cotton, organdy, painted muslin and fabriano artistico watercolor paper. The added bonus to this digital textile journal is that the surfaces will be writable, so you can draw and write on your pages.

Get creative on how the prints are used throughout your personal pages! Expand your thinking on how to use photographs and images in your mixed media art and journals by printing on uncommon surfaces!

Your kit will contain 6 - 4” x 6” pieces of the 6 surfaces we will print during the workshop. This fabric is coated with the digital pre-coats necessary to obtain a quality digital print. Instructions on preparing fabrics with digital grounds will be given. Because of time constraints in a one day workshop, we will not coat fabric, but you will get materials on all the information necessary to successfully complete the process. Your materials will include a source list and you can email me with any questions after the workshop is completed.

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