On Tuesday and Wednesday, I attended an amazing workshop with fiber artist Betty Busby offered by the Quilters Connection Guild . This gifted artist from Albuqueque, NM, presented a full, rich workshop that allowed participants to explore painting both non-woven and traditional fabrics. She would explain and illustrate a particular technique and then we were given time to try it. Here are some of my pieces.
These leaves have streaks of gold Lumiere paint which makes them appear to glow in real life.
We were shown a short slide show of her work each afternoon, and she discussed how each piece was created. Her work is wonderful and may be viewed here on her online gallery.
If a workshop with Betty Busby is offered in your area, I would encourage you to attend. You will have a wonderful time and come away with enough ideas to explore to keep you busy for a very long time. :-)
Betty Busby will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Quilters Connection guild on Monday, October 16th at 7:00 at the Bentley University Executive Dining Room, LaCava Center, 175 Forest Street, Waltham. There is a $10.00 fee for guests.