Sunday, November 18, 2018

Morning Chores...

We begin each day with these beauties...

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Our first stop in the morning,

feeding the cow and calf pairs...

They eat 1200 lbs of hay each day...

We are enjoying a sunny and dry autumn

here in Western Oregon...

These are two of my favorite heifer calves...

Queenie and Ruby Jean

They are a chip off the old block!

They look just like their daddy, Fernando...


We feed in 5 different locations each morning.

It is a wonderful way to begin the day,

surrounded by such beautiful livestock.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, November 16, 2018

Soy Wax.....Class

has gathered together to create

Soy Wax Batik on Fabric

Soy Wax Batik Fabric......Class Samples

Soy Wax

Found Objects.....for stamping wax on fabric

Potato Mashers.....always a favorite!

Love that PVC pipe for stamping wax!

After a quick demo....

the students are hot waxing

We are waxing over commercial fabrics...

light colors

After the fabrics are all waxed...

we move onto painting over the wax

We mix:  1 part paint to 2 or 3 parts water

The waxed fabric is sprayed with water

to wet it down a bit before painting...

 Painting over the waxed fabric with

diluted Setacolor paint...

The waxed areas resist the paint...

This white on white commercial fabric

created its very own interesting resist...

Look closely at the crackle resist.....FUN!

By the end of class,

the room was covered in 

waxed and painted fabrics!

After the fabric has completely dried,

it will be placed between paper and ironed

to set the paint.

Then, washed in a HOT washing machine 

and dried.

 Many thanks to all of my classroom helpers...

You are the best!

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All supplies are provided for the students.
Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Soy Wax......Class Prep

The table is set for.....FUN!

I am soy waxing fabric today...

I mainly stamp with.....Found Objects:

Potato Mashers......always a favorite

Hand Cut Sponges.....also a favorite

This fabric was stamped with a hand cut sponge

then painted over with turquoise textile paint...

This is what it looks like after it is

heat set with an iron...

It needs to go in a HOT washing machine next.

This was also stamped with a hand cut sponge

I use diluted textile paints

I used a box fan to dry 

the waxed and painted fabrics...

it takes about an hour for them to dry.

This was my favorite piece of the day...

This will definitely end up in one of my quilts

It was a great day of soy waxing...

I am all ready for class on Thursday!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, Oregon 97370
Soy Wax Batik

The goats were down by the river last evening...

This is Long Ears.....she is a beautiful boer goat

She is the boss....the rest of the goats 

don't make a move without her.

The three nanny kids on the left are bred...

we should have new kids in the spring.

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LuAnn Kessi