Archive for October, 2009

Gelatin Printing

October 2, 2009

Our guild has invited our friend Eileen Neill to be our guest teacher once again. Eileen is an excellent teacher and she has been experimenting with gelatin plates for monoprinting ( or is that Monotyping?)

Monotyping is the printing of the fabric or paper with a plate that has no permanent lines or marks gouged or etched into the plate. This would be like when you finger paint and transfer the image to your fabric.

Monoprinting is when you have made a design in the surface of the plate and you can do multiple prints from the same design. You can cut , gouge, or make a stencil resist for your design.

Anyway, Eileen will be guiding us through some experiments and helping us actually compose a small quilt.

Better get down to the studio and find all those paints and textile mediums.

If you aren’t sure about what we will be doing, just go to youtube and do a search. There are quite a number of good tutorials that give you a overview.


Good bedtime reading…….

October 2, 2009

I popped into Saveon foods for a few items after work and walked down the magazine aisle, where Suzanne was just setting out the newest shipment. She stopped me and dug all the way to the bottom of the box just so I could have the first copy of Quilting Arts mag. She’s a sweety.

As usual there’s too many different techniques and you’ll want to do them all, but I have admired Ann Lullie’s mosaics for many years and might try that technique now that I read the article.

A quick flip through shows me that there are at least 8 ideas that I would like to explore. This is certainly refreshing after I was so very disappointed in the latest issue of QNM this month.

There is a excerpt from Lyric Kinkaid’s new book. “Art+Quilt:Design Principles and Creativity Exercises ” that has just been published. Now there have been a number of books published in the last few years that have all claimed to be design books for quilters. I have been truly disappointed by all of them , as they might only cover 2-3 principles when I want the whole dozen covered with explaination and good as well as poor examples.  I am happy to say that Lyric has possibly finally published the guide book that I have been looking for, as the reviews are favorable. I am going to order it and will report .