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.

4 comments:

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...

B_E_A_U_T_I_F_U_L.

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.

Judy