Friday, September 12, 2014

NOFA – Week-end Retreat 2014

This year, the Northern Ontario Fibre Artists met for a week-end retreat at Marie's cottage. This our third annual fun week-end.

Kit, Silvia, Marnie, Terry, Marie, Karen.
Jane was unable to attend this year.

As usual, we experimented with several techniques, ate great food and had lots of laughs.

Here's a few pictures from the week-end.

The Stained & Scorched article by Victoria Gertenbach in a recent Quilting Arts magazine was the inspiration for these pieces.  The cotton was "painted" with lemon juice and ironed with hot iron. Red wine works as well and gives a pinkish tinge.   This was really fun to play with and see what would happen.

Lemon juice and red wine stained and scorched

A closer look
We also experimented with stencils.

Terry and Silvia taking a break from stencilling
Next the paints came out and we mono printed, scraped, and stamped on fabric as well as water colour papers.

Scraping paint around with credit card and stamping with hand carved stamp on paper

These are greeting cards I made from some of mono printed paper

And of course, we had to have a pj picture.

Yummy dessert, a glass of wine and good company.  It does not get any better!

Happy Quilting,



Julie Bagamary said...

The lemon scorching sounds fun to try. Did you try it on colored fabrics as well?

Windy Hill Happenings said...

I really like the scorched fabric...almost looks like a natural dye....very soft and subtle.

Amy Art Quilter & Fyber Cafe said...

will have to try this! Does the acidity of the lemon effect the long term durability of the fabric? Very interesting.