I only found out about this a week ago - but I really wanted to do an entry. This is a show at a local arts center which has music venues, and the theme of the show is irresistible to me: spirituality! I have in mind to do a diptych and mount it on two canvases, since this isn't a fiber art show, but a regular art show in all media. I'm using thermofax screens and other bits and pieces I already have, so hopefully I'll get it done enough to send in a photo day after tomorrow. I still need to do some hand stitching and some free motion quilting. It's a good chance to use my new Janome HD1000 - I have it set up for free motion quilting, and I'm really trying to build my skills.
I've written an article for the April/May issue of QA magazine (my favorite magazine of all time). It's an explanation and demo for using T-shirt transfer paper as a method to put sensitive, detailed drawings onto fabric. Expect it at the end of March. Kristine from the editorial staff has told me it's going to be quite a beautiful issue! I'm pleased and thrilled to be a part of it.:)
Ten down, about six to go. I'm using surface design techniques like spray dying, applique, stenciling with acrylic paint, and T-shirt transfers. For a healing influence, it seems like a no-brainer to use bright colors and happy nature images. I'm loving this project, because each pillow is a lot simpler and less involved than creating a large wall hanging. I'm not quilting the pillow tops due to the time factor, but am adding pretty top stitching at the seams.
I used a plastic mandala stencil with paste discharge on a small sponge - I got the discharge from Dharma Trading (the kind you let dry, then iron). I should have used a lighter hand with it, because the fabric got soaked and lost detail. The paste is very wet. Lesson learned! The second sample is discharge sprayed through lace, using a light hand. I'm not trying for perfection here, just a soft, subtle texture. This one I really loved, and I'll use the fabric in my pillow project. More on that soon.:)