Saturday, August 25, 2012

Norfolk Artisans Guild - September & October

Stop in to shop for table runners and pillows created from vintage fabrics! Carol Eaton's work will be at the Norfolk Artisans Guild during the months of September and October!

The guild has works from many local artists on display and well worth the trip to beautiful Norfolk in early fall.

Table Runners using vintage and reproduction fabrics

Pillows combining vintage and reproduction fabrics plus an antique hankie for fun

Not all the table runners are vintage
This piece combines my hand dyed fabric with needle felting

"Sisters" will be available
Hand painted fabric, applique, embroidery and quilting techniques
27.5" X 13"

"July Garden" is available
Felting, embroidery and quilting techniques
18.5 X 15.5"

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Brush Gallery: Artist Reception

We had a lovely time exploring the many artist venues in Lowell, MA. If you haven't visited the city lately you should give it a chance. It's a historical treasure for learning about how the fabric and thread industry got off the ground. There are also a number of gallery's to peruse.

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios was a highlight with an artist reception for the current ART QUILTS LOWELL 2012: Music exhibit. CFAC members Diane Cadrain and Diane Wright had pieces in the show and it was fun to see their work hung in such a nice setting.

Diane Cadrain

Diane Wright

The Brush Gallery

Friday, August 10, 2012

All Dried and Pressed

Here are some of the beautiful colors that developed in the fabric after the hand-dyed pieces from last Saturday's workshop were rinsed, washed and pressed. Learning these techniques is already widening my horizons!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hand Dyeing Workshop

Today we learned to hand dye fabric with Carol Ludington and her ice cube dyeing technique that was featured recently in Quilting Arts magazine.  But we didn't stop there. After we set up our little fabric, ice and dye vats, Carol Eaton showed us her confetti dyeing technique.

What fun! Here are some pictures.

Carol L demonstrating how to layer fabric, ice cubes and powdered dye.

Vats of layered ice cubes, fabric and dye

Confetti dye - Mary

Confetti dye - Roz

Confetti dye - Karen