Sunday, May 30, 2010

Surface design pictures

Monique Lucie

Joanne Jacques Lorraine

Hélène Lynda

surface design class

Another fun day playing with dyes, paints, seta colours, shaving cream and kitchen utensils. Here's the gang with me in the red shirt!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dye Class Salon 2010

Here are some photos of my dyeing class at the Salon, the Quebec Provincial Quilt show, which by the way, is wonderful. A terrific selection of quilts and what great workmanship we have here.

The dyeing class was fun, and I love introducing people to the subject. We have a busy day doing a parfait with 3 colours, a range of 2 primaries, some bucket dyeing with scrunched, pleated and folded fabric, and then some painting with leftover dyes. Oh, and putting a pair of socks in the last remains of the day in the bottle.

The Collège Andre Grasset has a sunny art room with lots of sinks and washable vinyl floor!

And tomorrow we'll do surface design.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Salon 2010

The Quebec provincial quilt show starts tomorrow in Montreal! for information go to

I'm teaching a dyeing and a surface design course and am looking forward to introducing a new group of people to the fun of transforming white fabric!

If you're reading this and you are there, please look out for me!

Monday, May 24, 2010

May travels

In preparation for an upcoming biking trip I am valiantly trying to put in time to get ready. This is not going to be a Tour de France - merely 25 -50 Km a day. This past weekend I did 22 and 25 kms so I think I'll manage! We ride on a converted railway bed and pass several ponds - this is one of them, full of yellow water lilies. We also managed to see red winged blackbirds, and Eastern kingbirds. And of course the ubiquitous Canada geese.Earlier in the month we stayed overnight in Kingston on our way to Toronto. A walk through the park gave me a vantage of red tulips with an old house in the back - where I spent a year in an apartment while I was at Queen's U. The bay kitchen window was lovely.
This lilac has travelled! It came from a bush that was given to a friend by my husband's grandmother. It's been transplanted a few times, and this year had some lovely blooms, so I guess it's now happy in this location.