June 22-23, 2018 (Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm)

Denise Labadie – Fabric Painting

About Denise
Denise started art quilting in the early 1990’s, and now focuses on her art full-time. An internationally recognized fiber artist and teacher, her work has been juried or invited into multiple national and international shows and exhibitions, and major publications.

Denise’s workshops are highly interactive and very hands-on, and are focused more on the development of participant creativity, confidence, and experiential exploration.  Denise enthusiastically, energetically, openly and warmly shares her knowledge and her design and color sense without reservation.  Denise’s classes are fun.

Note that the workshop is not about stones, or even landscapes, but instead on fabric painting techniques capable of dramatically improving quilt color and texture, dimensionality and design integrity, regardless of quilt theme or focus.

Skill prerequisites: None (Beginner through Advanced).

About this Workshop:

A two-day workshop focused on helping students explore and discover new (and oftentimes very surprising) techniques for using multiple layers of sun-reactive transparent color paints to create their own uniquely textured and colored fabrics. The focus is on how best to use and layer the paint, how to use various resists, and – depending on each participant’s desired results – how to most successfully influence or cause (and control) layer-by-layer differential paint absorption, diffusion, blending, and/or mottling. Resulting fabrics can be remarkable.

Denise is constantly asked about the “stone”, landscape, and sky fabrics that she uses in her quilts. There just isn’t much commercial fabric with the unique depth and subtle complexity that many quilters are looking for to help “make” their projects. So participants create their own!

Workshop Dates: June 22-23, 2018

Location: First United Methodist Church, 533 Grant, Loveland, CO

Cost:  $155 (includes a $25 paint surcharge fee to cover paint, shipping costs and three of Denise’s favorite paint brushes).  

  • Denise highly recommends students purchase her optional Fabric Kit – sold at Denise’s cost plus shipping – which includes 1 1/2 yards each of five different (very high quality) fabrics:  white cotton Kona, Pima, Sateen fabric; a white cotton-linen blend; and a white silk organza.  These are the same fabrics that Denise uses for her own quilts.  The kit also includes thread clip scissors.  The cost of this optional kit is USD $50, and can be purchased from Denise at the beginning of the workshop.  

This workshop is now full, please contact us to be placed on a waiting list: Newskills Workshops Team

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