Put your own stamp on fabrics and quilts as you learn surface design techniques and fabric manipulation from some of the best fiber artists in the business. Featured artists: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Diane Doran, Jane Dunnewold, Lisa Krawczyk, Susie Monday, Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero, and host Pokey Bolton.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 603 - Surface Design Explorations (Video Download)
This episode focuses on surface design. Jane Dunnewold returns as the first guest. She demonstrates stenciling and stamping hot soy wax and adding color with fabric paints. Then, Susie Monday shows how to make colorful screen-printed fabrics using water-soluble crayons and polymer medium. Finally, Pokey demonstrates breakdown printing and shows examples of ways to use the resulting fabrics in art quilts.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 612 - Paints, Inks, and Crayons! (Video Download)
Paints, inks, and crayons—they’re an integral part of the art quilter’s studio. This episode makes use of them all. The first segment features Pokey demonstrating gelatin monoprinting. Then, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shows how to use creative masking and stenciling techniques with oil paint sticks to create a colorful journal cover. The last segment features Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero printing on fabric from the computer, then punching, layering, and stuffing it to create a 3-D ornament.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 806 - Do It Yourself Fabrics for Quilting (Video Download)
For some people, one of the most interesting parts of art quilting is actually creating their own fabric. Talented artist Lisa Kerpoe raids the kitchen cabinets for items like oatmeal and mashed potatoes for some very unique processes for surface design. Next, Diane Doran is back for what she calls Serendipitous screen printing – take a deep breath and give yourself the change to experiment. Finally, Lynn Krawczyk is back to print fabric using freezer paper stencils.