Back from gorgeous Whidbey Island, WA and the Coupeville Arts Center. Spring-- and everything in bloom, from cherry trees to wild currant bushes.The island is in Puget Sound and surrounded by water and mountains. A paradise! And I arrived just in time for the annual Penn's Cove Mussel Festival. What a treat.
The ferry's not in yet. It was a fun week of teaching -- and what a great bunch of talented surface designers! We screened, stamped, transferred, and monoprinted. I was too busy teaching to make much fabric, but here are a few pictures of the beautiful and unique cottons and silks the workshop participants created... Miriam printing with found objects, Judi, my wonderful class assistant, chuckling at something I must have said. We did a lot of laughing along with the work. Miriam's concentration yielded a variety of wonderful results -- as did everybody's.
Bonnie, with the first layer or two on the table behind her. And then, below, the same fabric a couple of layers later.
Here's Miriam printing with found objects, and below, a sample of her original stamp, image transfer, and personal mark-making.
Ellen particularly loved the gelatin plate printing and here's one of her prints on paper.