*Washable Paper-Cloth* THE WORKSHOP at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts


Let’s recycle paper and create art.

Would you like to learn how to make *washable* paper-cloth with recycled newspapers? This is my original technique to obtain a seamless integration of paper on cloth that you can iron, paint and sew by hand or by machine.
I will be teaching it next year in 2023  at Arrowmont’s School of Arts and Crafts https://www.arrowmont.org/workshops-classes/
It will be held from June 18th to 23rd yup one whole week with me, so you can learn the *nitty gritty* of this technique. The class will be small for only for 10 students. That’s why I am announcing it here, since many of you were interested. You can take advantage of the early registration that opens on December 1st . You can call # 865-436-5860.

What else we will learn?

We will also learn how to create our own fabric paint. It will be formulated for the exact

 color we want. This paint formula can then be used for matching future color project. We will work with our own resist, do repeats and add colored backgrounds. How to cut silkscreens by hand. Then we will learn how to prepare magazine clippings to easily applique by hand on to cloth. The last day we will design a small collage with the paper-cloths we made and sew accented details by hand.

Let me know if you have any questions!

New Article and TIPS on how to use the *Ruler Tape* for hand-quilt and a Beaded Binding


*Dye Transfer Sheets* Part TWO

My latest article is out in Quilting Arts Magazine. This is the second part of the article where I show you how to obtain positive and negative designs with my original technique *Dye Transfer Sheets*.

I love to hand quilt and would like to share some tips that help me with this particular project. 

As you can see, I have white and red-orange backgrounds so I wanted to find a way that I can easily be guided on where to put my hand-stitches. For that I found a wonderful product (I am a very happy customer) called: Ruler Tape

This tape has an adhesive back that is easy removable without leaving any glue residue. And best of all has imperial and metric markings making it ideal for measuring and marking your projects, in this case the quilt shown above.

One of the stitching lines was used to guide the first placement of the ruler tape. After the first line of stitches were applied beside the edge of the tape, the tape was peeled and placed against the new hand sewing line and continued this way. You can use the same piece of tape several times.

Take advantage of the markings to change the distance between stitching lines.

How the *beaded* border was done?

Oh I had so much fun putting the finishing touches to this art quilt! Let me show you step by step.

After the binding is finished, from the back, insert your needle and thread between the binding and backing hiding the knot inside the binding and pulled it out in the middle as show in the photo above.

Insert a bead, make a loop forming a *buttonhole stitch* piercing all the layers just under the binding.

Repeat as shown in the photo until you have the desired length. In the sample quilt the beaded edge was applied in three different areas. I hope you will try and play with all these techniques!

The first part of the article was published on the Fall issue of Quilting Arts magazine. Also I had a second article in the same issue called *Gossip Backgrounds*

In this article, I show you how to easily mark your backgrounds with lettering and liquid paint.

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I am teaching at Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts WASHABLE PAPER - CLOTH

I am linked to: http://www.myquiltinfatuation.com/

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