Friday, June 27, 2014

Soy Wax Batik…..Permission 2 Play Class

is playing with Soy Wax Batik today:

Soy Wax Batik…..Class Samples

Warming the Soy Wax…

Tools of the Trade…

Demonstrating which tools were used on the fabric samples:

Metal Spring created the circles

Paint Brush created the stripes

Metal Food Chopper created the lines

Napkin Ring created the squares and circles

Hand Cut Sponge created the ovals


Demonstrating Waxing the Fabric:

Heating the potato masher in the hot wax...

Stamping the fabric with the potato masher...

Dipping sponge in hot wax…

Stamping fabric with sponge…

The wax acts as a resist on the fabric…

Drawing with hot wax with a tjanting tool

Tjanting Tools in hot wax melting pot

After the demo…...The students jumped right in!

Rockin' da House…..with Hot Wax

Most wax tools can be found around your house

Demo:  Painting over the Waxed Fabric:

Spray water to wet fabric…..slightly

We are using Setacolor Paints

Dilute 1 part paint to 4 parts water…

Setacolor Paints

No fabrics were safe from the hot wax women!

Students applying paint of hot waxed fabrics…

The waxed areas resist the paint

Setting up a fan to help dry the painted fabrics…

When dry, the fabrics are heat set with an iron,

then washed in a HOT washing machine to remove wax.

Getting DOWN with Soy Wax

Next Permission 2 Play Class:

Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath OR
Instructor: Virginia Gregory
Technique:  Houses all in a Row

Houses All in a Row…..Class Samples

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer 

diagnosed patients.

No Experience is necessary to participate.

All supplies are provided for the students.

Classes are held at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

Philomath, Oregon

If you are interested in joining this class contact:

LuAnn Kessi

Many Thanks to JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

Philomath, Oregon for your support. This class
would not be possible without you!

A BIG Thank You to OSU Folk Thrift Store, Mary's 

River Quilt Guild and those who provide funding to 

purchase the needed supplies for these FREE classes 

offered to cancer diagnosed patients.

Our Best To You,

Nancy Bryant
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi

Inspiration….from the flower beds

Most of the inspiration for my quilted textiles

comes from my surroundings here at home…

Here is a bit of inspiration from the flower beds:

Pink Asian Lily

Calla Lily

Red Dahlia

Metal Bed frames make great flower fencing

Grape Arbor

I am always happy to share a bit of inspiration.

You are welcome to use my images 

for your personal art work.

Rose Quilt

Iris Quilt

Orange Zinnia Quilt

The rain has shut down our hay making for now.

Gunnr isn't spending time in the hay field...

He is spending time napping with his Buffalo Quilt...

Nothing beats a good nap when it is raining outdoors...

 Sweet Dreams Gunnr

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi