Last of the Summer Workshops….

It’s hard to believe the Summer is almost over – it went so fast and I am now preparing for an intensive month of production in the studio!  We concluded the Surface Design/Fiber-Reactive Series with two back-to-back sessions:  The first was dedicated to creating a color study “chart” using fiber-reactive print pastes.  Our second day was devoted to using these charts as a resource for a continuation of paint and pattern exploration on a variety of fabrics.  For images from our last session see https://posietex.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/surface-design-workshop-i/).  Workshops at Studio Mariposa resume next Spring (the schedule will be posted in late-January, 2014).   Here…

A Recent Felting Workshop….

This past weekend I facilitated another “nuno-felting” workshop.  The experienced participants had room to spread out in this workshop so it was possible to work with a larger-than-usual piece of cloth.  Keeping the palette fairly simple, the focus of this session was on a few basic surface design elements: the dot, the line, and the circle.  3 ideas, executed within the same format (base dimensions & materials), resulted (of course!) in 2 very different surface design solutions – each having its own distinct character.  Here are a some images: