Monday, March 28, 2005
My friend Helene named one of my favorite quilts Cacophony. I was thinking Babel but her name was just perfect.
When my son was born, I didn't have a name for him and I went back and forth for DAYS until hospital authorities threatened to choose his name for the birth certificate. Since the hospital was St. Barnabas, the odds for a name I liked were not high. I finally picked one.
So, you've probably guessed that I'm looking for ideas. If this quilt were your baby, what would you name it?
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
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.