Thursday, July 16, 2015

PG Fiber2Art Featured on Artistic Artifacts Blog

Quilt Camp has begun on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, but before we get deep into telling you what we are up to, we’d like to suggest you check out JudyGula’s blog at Artistic Artifacts.  As you probably already know, we teach thermofax printing at her shop in Alexandria, VA, and for the past two summers have designed screens which could be used in the row her shop features for the Row by Row Experience.  Judy was kind enough to highlight us in her latest blog post and we would like to share that with you.  

PG Fiber2Art and the Row by Row Experience

We love working with PG Fiber2Art, the surface design team of Susan Price and Elizabeth Gibson. We carry a large variety of their beautiful thermofax screen designs in the shop, and they teach one of our most popular classes, Printing with Thermofax Screens, which will next be held on September 26: register online.
The 2015 Row by Row Experience at Artistic Artifacts, with PG Fiber2Art screens and rows
Because we are offering their thermofax screen alternate design as part of the 2015 Row by Row Experience (see above, click for a larger view), we will also be offering a fun, abbreviated “taste” of the process on the evening of August 13 as part of our How Do I Use This sessions — register to join us!
PG Fiber2Art maintains a really wonderful blog, full of inspiration, instruction and information…right now they are documenting their experiences at many of the New England shops participating in Row by Row. Time to envy these lucky ladies: they spend part of every summer in New Hampshire, lakeside, at their very own Quilt Camp.
We wanted to share some of their Row by Row-related posts with you, especially when they included some “learned the hard way wisdom.” I had to laugh —very much WITH them, not at them — when I saw the title Wonky Is Easier When You Read the Directions … I personally am notorious for not reading directions!
But as we all know, any time spent with fiber art is well spent, even when you don’t end up with what you thought you would.
And as the saying goes, the third time is the charm. Along with the fish screens they had created to use for this year’s Row by Row, they had created two beautiful sea shell screens too. Don’t they make for another beautiful alternative for the Artistic Artifacts row? (See below, click image for a larger view.)
PG Fiber2Art Row by Row Experience design with seashells
Here are lessons learned by Elizabeth’s — great tips for anyone who picked up our Row by Row pattern:
  • Wonky isn’t severe. Don’t make those cuts too severe or they will grow out of your control.
  • Measure as you go so you will end up with a block you can cut into a square and not end up with a rectangle.
  • Don’t make the inner rounds too wide or you will reach the 9.5 inch block size limit before you get as many rounds of fabric on it as you want.
  • When horizontal doesn’t work, try vertical. (Our 2015 winner did, see below!)
PG Fiber2Art fish screens on Batik Tambal Exclusive Fabric
Above, Elizabeth used the PG Fiber2Art crackle screen (also available in our shop; if you aren’t close by, visit the PG Fiber2Art Etsy shop) on the Woodstock by Batik Tambal, Green River for wonderful additional background texture. Then she added another thermofax layer of the fish screens with PROFab Transparent Textile Paint in hunter green and navy.

1 comment:

  1. I am eager to learn the thermofax printing process. My Grandfather made and used silkscreens. I wish I could go back and learn that from him. So when I do learn the thermofax process I will be thinking of him.
    I do love this Row by Row pattern.