(Above: HOT Workshop in progress. Click on any image in this post to enlarge.)
Over the weekend I spend a fabulous time conducting my "HOT" workshop to a sold-out crowd at the Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) in Atlanta. It was a blast and everyone went home with several projects ... at least one totally finished and already mounted in an 8" x 10" mat.
My workshop doesn't have a set pattern. Participants are asked to bring only their own scissors (unless they don't mind using my dull ones!) I bring everything else ... from all the fabric, thread, needles, beads, soldering irons, the industrial heat gun, irons and ironing boards, staple gun ...
... two sewing machines ...
... and everything needed to professionally mount and mat the artwork!
All sorts of heat-activated techniques are explored ... including the process I use to create my "In Box" and faux "Stained Glass" fiber artworks.
No two pieces look remotely alike! I love the fact that each participant can follow his or her own style!
It is amazing to see some of the same ground fabrics being transformed into completely unique finished pieces.
I was so fortunate to be hosted by an incredible art quilter, Terry Utz (above on the right). The talented Lyn Adamski (above on the left) even brought lunch for the entire class on Sunday! It was an incredible weekend!