Monday, February 23, 2015

Thermofax Screen Printing Class.....March 6, 2015



Thermofax Screen Printing

Surface Design Class

Friday, March 6, 2015

10am -4pm

Harlan, Oregon

(Harlan is a one hour drive west of Corvallis, Oregon)

Instructor:  LuAnn Kessi



Learn the art of screen printing on fabric...

with Thermofax Screens







This is a FUN surface design technique...


This class is geared for beginner

 to advanced students






Create your own unique fabrics...







The fabrics are washable and you can

 incorporate them into your quilts

 and other textile projects...







Birds of a Feather

Class Sample Quilt Top By: LuAnn Kessi







You can screen print on your

 shirts or aprons...








I enjoy screen printing on my art work shirts...








I wear these shirts instead of an apron when I 

am working with textile paints, dyes, etc.







Apron



Students provide their own fabrics, shirts, aprons, 
tote bags, etc.

Instructor Provides:
Thermofax Screens, Printing Inks & Supplies

$50 per Student

Trunk Show of Surface Design Fabrics @ Noon


Only 6 days until class...

Sign Up Today at:

kessi@pioneer.net






CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Journal Covers......Play Day




A Day of Play....... at Virginia's house



We are making Journal Covers








Choose your fabrics for the cover and the lining









Draw a design to decorate the cover

We are working with pre-fused fabric








Cut out the pre-fused design







Fuse the design to the cover of your journal








The opening in the middle of the green lining fabric

 is where we turned the cover right side out...








The opening is fused together.
It is almost invisible.
It will not be visible when the journal is inside.







Slide your journal into the fabric cover...







and admire!














We will be teaching this as a class next month.







Virginia used her hand dyes to create these journal covers








Journal Covers




Thank you all for your well wishes for Gunnr...



He sends you lots of happy wags with his tiny tail.




Gunner had surgery last week to remove tumors...


He is resting comfortably with his Buffalo Quilt and Pillow

and his rubber toys.









P.S.
Yes, Gunnr does look like a patchwork quilt with all the shaved sections on his body. Sorry I didn't mention it in my original post, but he has been having surgeries the last 2 weeks to remove tumors. The surgeons are pleased with the results and we are hoping for the best. As always, Gunnr is wagging his little tail and always ready to be involved in everything we are doing.
Many Thanks for your concerns and well wishes. 
My Best To You!
Hugs from LuAnn and Gunnr


CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fabric Bowls, Friends and FUN!




We are spending the day at the Quilting Palace




Fabric Wrapped Bowls














I baked a pie...








Cooked up a pot of stew...







and invited a friend over to make fabric bowls...







Celia is a quick study and began wrapping

clothesline cord for her bowl...







Gunnr is also at the Palace today.

He enjoys showing off the fabric bowls!







Gunnr is also helping the construction crew

with a remodel job in the back of the house.







Celia is wrapping her cord with earthy tones...







I am going with BOLD and BRIGHT fabrics...







I strip out my fabrics and store them by color in bags.

I keep the bags in wash tubs to transport them.







Celia has the base of her bowl completed...







This is her first fabric bowl and she is having FUN!








Time for a lunch break in the Palace kitchen.

The little frig on the right is chilling my fabric dyes.







I think Celia and I had more FUN than the guys...







Invite your friend over for a day of FUN!














P.S.
Yes, Gunnr does look like a patchwork quilt with all the shaved sections on his body. Sorry I didn't mention it in my original post, but he has been having surgeries the last 2 weeks to remove tumors. The surgeons are pleased with the results and we are hoping for the best. As always, Gunnr is wagging his little tail and always ready to be involved in everything we are doing.
Many Thanks for your concerns and well wishes. 
My Best To You!
Hugs from LuAnn and Gunnr

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mixed Media Quilt....



I was in the mood...

so I finished up a demo piece I started in a

Mixed Media class I was teaching

a few years ago



" Dawn of the Horse "

Rusted Fabric, Book Pages, Metal Door straps,

Horse Shoe, Metal Xs, Jeans Thread






I have a pile of demo pieces

just waiting for the inspiration to be finished.








" Life's Doorways "

Fabric, Wooden Star, Metal Doorknob Plate,

Metal Drawer Handle Plate, Waxed Paper,

Book Pages, Jeans Thread, Metal Brads







" In The Moment "

Rusted Fabric, Book pages, Post Cards,

Rusty Hinge, Keys, Waxed Linen Thread,

Leather Cording







" Patina "

Rusted Fabric, Used Tea Bags, Spur Rowels,

Metal Switch Plate





As the crow flies...

we are 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean


Sunset....... at Newport, Oregon



















CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi