Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Long Overdue update

Time for a long overdue update. I am now Dr. Susan having finished my dissertation. Meantime this is a photo of one of my latest creations using Ricky Tims Rhapsody embroidery designs.


English Rose said...

congratulations Dr Susan, I hope you are feeling dead chuffed with yourself, that is a wonderful achievement. and now onwards and upwards.

maggi said...

Well done Dr Susan. Assume this means that you now have more time to embellish! Love your Ricky Tims inspired quilt - had the good fortune to see his and him in the flesh this weekend at the FOQ

Melanie said...


Judy Alexander said...

Hi and thanks for looking at the class. Here is the supply list:

Supply List

3 – 5 yards of PFD white fabric

Setacolor transparent paints in the following colors: Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Lemmon Yellow, Cardinal Red, Oriental Red, Bright Orange, Parma Violet, Velvet Brown, and Black Lake. Pearl colors: Pearl White and Pearl Gold. All 1.5oz bottles.

Various containers to hold paint when painting. Such as: Styrofoam meat trays, yogurt contains, frozen dinner trays, plastic margarine cups or any plastic containers.

1 plastic sprayer bottle for water. 4 – 8 ounce size.

2-4 quart sized closable freezer bags

4 – 6 plastic squeeze bottles with top. 2 to 4 ounce size.

Plastic gloves. These are the thin ones that are usually sold in a 10 pack.

1 small box of inexpensive rock salt. This usually comes in a 1lb box and is the kind you use for an old fashioned ice maker.

Assorted foam brushes from 4 inches to 1 inch. Assorted natural bristle brushes.

A flat portable surface for painting at least the size of a fat quarter or larger. This can be a piece of foam core, plywood or anything else that is smooth and can be used for a painting surface.

Plastic drop cloth to cover you work area. Paper towels.
The biggest expense is the paint but you will find these go a long way. As far as homework, this will be up to you. I see this as a process class and not a project class. Each lesson will have several step by step examples to show you how to recreate my fabric painting. I encourage you to try as many of these as possible so you can experience for yourself how to use the paint.

Thanks for the question and I hope you join me. Fabric painting is really fun and once you start you really get hooked :) Let me know if you have any more questions.