I spent last weekend in Pipe Creek, Texas, just west of San Antonio at a workshop taught by Susie Monday. As always, I had a fabulous time and learned a great deal.
Susie's house is perched on a hill. The view from her deck is amazing:
The workshop focused on adding text to our work. Here, Laurie and Pat are batiking with soy wax and procion mx dyes:
The weather was fabulous, so we managed to do some sun printing:
One wall in Susie's studio was hung with some amazing pieces incorporating text into the design:
Gloria shows her nearly finished collage piece. We used text cut from magazines as well as stamped text:
I made many sample pieces during the workshop, but my favorite by far is this silk scarf batiked using Susie's incredible arsenal of kitchen implements to transfer the wax:
All in all, an inspiring weekend. I came home refreshed and eager to get started on some new pieces. But first, I have to get caught up on my client quilting.
Although, I did take one day this week to dye 11 yards of cotton. I am ready to start piecing again!