Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Joan Schulze workshop - Non-Traditional Quilting

My recent workshop with Joan Schulze at the North Country Studio Workshops in Bennington, Vermont was fabulous. We explored numerous ways to design using the xerox machine and then worked to create cloth by directly printing on cloth in the xerox machine, glue transfer and monoprinting. These three techniques have definitely helped me to work in a more abstract manner and is the beginning of a new body of art work.

Pine needles on a saran wrapped protected xerox machine, with a detail.

This was achieved by a number of layers of images, collaged and then directly printed on tan cloth.


The Lone Beader said...

I love the feather images in the last piece, Vicki. Nice work=:)

Deb H said...

THESE ARE REALLY BEAUTIFUL. I think I'd like to take this class.

Judy Rys said...

Incredible textures.


Karoda said...

Are you running the fabric directly through the copy machine?

Vicki Jensen said...

Yes, these fabrics were first fused to a piece of freezer paper for stability and then run through a xerox machine. This won't work with an ink jet printer, but works beautifully with a printer that uses toner.