Wednesday 5 December 2018

Painted Tiles

I was very privileged to be invited to a lovely group of ladies who meet together regularly to teach them my Painted Tiles workshop.  This is based on my Destinations exhibition piece: Venice Tiles.

 Each tile is 8" (20cms) square.  I made up kits for everyone.

We played with wet media in the morning using acrylic paint on cotton fabric - using stamps, stencils and thermofax screens.  Everyone produced some fabulous fabric.  Here are just a few examples:

They also stamped or stencilled on a variety of papers - teabag, Abaca, Deli, dictionary and map paper.  Some of the images were then glued onto a square taken from the printed fabric.

After lunch when everything was dry, we started assembling the tiles.  Each lady had brought with her a piece of plain background fabric to complement the colours of paint they had brought.  I had limited them to bringing 3 colours!

Then the stitching began.  By the end of the session everyone had the makings of their tile.  Some of the ladies wanted to continue stitching at home.  Here are the partly finished tiles.

Aren't they gorgeous?  I am hoping the ladies will send me photos of their finished pieces.

I had a lovely time.  I hope they did too.