I began teaching for the first time in more than five years this past month. It felt SO fantastic to teach again after so long! This was the first time I taught in my own barn, and after doing it once (thankfully with success) I plan to teach several micro retreats next year here.
Last month I taught a two-day class on layered surface design techniques including indigo and shibori, deconstructed screen printing, Gelli-plate mono printing, and Thermofax screen printing. Below are my class samples I had posted to promote the workshop:
Some student work below. (They got inventive about where the fabrics could dry.)
Gina Lee Kim had worked back into her fabric with screen printing with fig tree leaves she found at my place:
Fabrics drying on my porch, getting ready for the second round of surface work:
I limited this first class to five students, and it was a great crowd!
I made a small scrap quilt using some of my samples:
All in all, a fun time, and I am planning my next surface design retreat retreat (limited to seven students) for March 21-22, 2020. Meanwhile, there are a lot of classes being offered at Craft Napa 2020 that still have some spots! All of the Craft Napa workshops can be found here.
Hope everyone is enjoying a fantastic November!