I can finally reveal my secret project! ! Last month when I filmed 2 episodes of Quilting Arts TV I also filmed a workshop DVD.
Entitled “Dyeing to Stitch”, I take people through my process. The entire workshop focusses around my Jewel Tone Palette. I start by showing how I mix my dyes and dye single hue fabrics.The recipes for all 6 of the jewel tones are included on the DVD!
Next, I illustrate 6 different ways to dye multicolor fabrics. I then talk about color theory, show how I use my “Candiotic Table of Elemental Color” and walk you through the choices I made to find the perfect chartreuse. Then finally I illustrate my “free motion machine sketching”, and the ways I work with fabric so that everything I do reflects the uniqueness of things that I make.
Oh, a detail I’m hoping a couple people want to know – the DVD’s will be available in about a month! Woot!
** All these photos were taken by the awesome Helen Gregory, the Managing Editor of Quilting Arts & Cloth Paper Scissors, and my rock throughout this somewhat stressful process. Why I don’t have a picture of the two of us together I do not know, but I hope to remedy that soon! Helen is the calmest person ever, and is excellent at talking me down when I’m at the edge of crazy town! Her calmness, however, NEVER gets in the way of her enthusiasm for art quilts, she is a JOY to work with!