|A Day at the Beach 24" X 24"|
The reason I am sharing it with you now is I am teaching a workshop on painted seashells on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in a few weeks. I want to share pictures of the technique being used in a quilt.
As always, just click on a picture to enlarge it and see details better.
There are beads hand sewn on the finished quilt, couched threads, but the fun thing about this is the
sandcastle uses a fused bead technique.
I poured on tiny, and by tiny I mean miniscule glass beads, smoothed them out, and heated them up with an iron. They fused to the fabric and haven't moved yet.
They feel so sensual, and well, sandy.
The technique I teach is so much fun. It is free-ing to your spirit, allows you to play with paint, is like coloring in a book, and can be done with any image.
I use textile paints, supply the paints and beads in a kit fee, and the student leaves with an almost finished small quilt. Win!!
I'll be speaking to the Olde Kent Quilters on the evening of May 19th, and running the workshop the following day. There may be room in the class, so contact me if you are interested in attending either function.