Printing on Fabric
Today I wanted to share with you my Printing on Fabric class. This online class begins this weekend and is held at Quilt University. It's a fun class as you get to try all sorts of printing techniques such as making labels for your quilt.
One of my class samples is made up of photos I printed of my family and then made a frame of patchwork to join them together. (one photo is me at graduation a few years ago)
There are several different projects to make in this class, but a favorite technique of mine is machine embroidery over photo. We print the photo on fabric first and then we use our sewing machine to embroider decoratively over it. Definitely a fun technique.
Look closely, I'm sure you can see the background covered with stitches. This enhances the photo a lot.
I know you would all like to hear a little about the scene used in this embroidery project. It is Akaroa point in New Zealand, near Christchurch. If you look at a map of NZ, you will see an area of land the sticks out into the sea from Christchurch, Akaroa is right out on the end and this is the very tip of that. Many do not see this part of the island when they visit Akaroa, but luckily my son-in-law knew of it and when we had visitors out from America in 2006, we packed a picnic and he drove us out there, up and down steep hillsides, through farmland and along dirt tracks, then all of a sudden you embark on this wonderful scene. We had a beautiful day and it's captured in this quilt.
Here are a few photos from my students who have taken this class.