Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Experimenting with Tyvek

So I have been experimenting with Tyvek as part of an online class... here are some examples.

I tried it with a couple different paints and metallic (copper) gave a much better effect than matte paint. Also, the Shiva sticks (purple) actually worked... I was not sure this was going to work.

I used the red and green as I thought they could be cut up and sewn onto Christmas cards.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Where Have I Been...

Yes, I have still been finishing MANY unfinished projects. I spent the end of May at Quilt SK in Saskatoon and LOVED it. I will definately start making this a yearly trip (next year to Quilt Canada in Calgary). I attended two classes in Saskatoon (Journal Quilting and Beading on Fabric) and although I really enjoyed the classes a have decided I am NOT an art quilter and would much rather continue working on larged, traditional pieced projects.

June was filled with fabric dying projects and completing the quilted deck of cards. The Deck of Cards is ready to be displayed at the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik beginning July 10 and I am very excited for this. I did manage to finish one large piece which I will post photos of soon. Also, did 2 small baby quilts that were donated to Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre. Whew!

The photos above are of some sun printing that I had experimented with. The plants are picked locally, many people will be able to recognize the Fireweed and the wild roses.