Thursday, December 29, 2011

FIber Arts Explosion at Marwen

This past fall I taught an art quilting class to 6-8 graders at Marwen.
Marwen is a non-profit that educates and inspires
under-served young people in Chicago through the visual arts.
I had a teaching assistant, 16 female students, and a lot of fun.
The girls loved working with fabric and sewing on a machine.
I was invited to teach the class gain in the spring.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

November Journal Pieces 10-12

Week 10
 Painted Self Portrait
 Close up of stitching
 Week 11
I used scraps collected from shirts purchased at thrift stores
The strips are the button section
 I stitched right down the middle of each strip
 Week 12
I liked the way the last piece looked, so I experimented further
 I used the shirt cuffs for strips