Fresh surface design techniques and much more! Screen printing with shredded paper; oatmeal resist; digital imagery; thread sketching; tie-transfer dyeing; wire embellishment; sell your art; and the list goes on!
Learn strategies for selling your artwork at fairs and festivals from Jane Dávila’s Minding Your Business column. Explore oatmeal as a resist in the first of several articles on resists from the kitchen by Lisa Kerpoe. Check out Susan Brubaker Knapp’s latest thread sketching column, in which she focuses on pattern. Learn to transfer pattern and color from men’s silk ties to silk fabrics. Discover how Leslie Tucker Jenison uses shredded paper for screen printing and other surface design techniques. Get ideas for using your stash to create unique “Boro Baubles” with Victoria Gertenbach. See how Mary Vaneecke derives inspiration from the past. Don’t miss Mary Hettmansperger’s second column on using metal as a surface embellishment; this time she explores wire. Discover ideas for creating one-of-a-kind fabrics, from needle-felted fabrics to fabrics printed with digital imagery. Enjoy Robbi Joy Eklow’s take on the future generation of sewers. Learn all about the work and approach of profiled artist Shelley Brenner Baird. Don’t miss the Judges’ Choice selection of quilts from the 2011 Calendar Contest. Read about how quilt artist Mary Buchanan derives inspiration for her work. And see a fabulous collection of bold and daring art quilts from the “Beneath the Surface” exhibit. Cover art by Kathy York