Friday, January 27, 2017

Playing with Alcohol Inks...

The Permission 2 Play group gathered

together to play with Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Ink Papers

Class Samples

Note Cards

We will be using Alcohol Inks

Glossy Photo Paper


Instructor: Nancy Bryant

Nancy demonstrates how to 

work with alcohol ink

The students get right with it!

Lots of color in the classroom!

Some of the students squished plastic wrap onto

their wet alcohol inks on photo paper

The plastic wrap creates interesting

patterns in the alcohol ink

Once the alcohol papers are created,

we move onto the card making...

The card were embellished with stamps, 

ribbons, stickers and more.

16 students are in attendance

Here comes the.....Show 'n Tell:

Alcohol Inks...

a whole lot of FUN!

Please join us for our next class:

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 1:00

Fabric Dyeing in the Microwave

JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop

Philomath, OR

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 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,

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!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Microwave Dyeing......Class Prep

We spent the day gathering up supplies

for a class I am leading in February in

Microwave Dyeing...

I keep plenty of microwaves in the closet

for teaching this class...

I pulled out the

MX Fiber Reactive Dye powders...

I cut up the color chips from the

Dharma MX Dye Poster

to label my dye powder jars.

I rounded up 3 dozen bottles to hold

the dye concentrates...

My preferred method of 

mixing dye concentrates is 

with a hand held electric mixer...

Lots of these in the thrift stores!

How can this be work when...

it is so pretty!

Most every color on the wheel is mixed up

as a dye concentrate for the upcoming class...

My Art Sister, Kathi, has mixed up 

most of the dyes for class.

Now that's a true friend!

I use the Dharma MX Dye poster...

I cut up the dye color chips and tape them onto

the dye bottles.

This will help the students choose the colors

they would like to use.

We will need lots of measure containers, etc.

Soda Ash is our mordant...

The students will be dyeing:

Fat Quarters

Flour Sack Towels

Bamboo Socks

This is what we will need to pack for the class...

plus the microwaves.

Permission 2 Play Class
Dyeing Fabric in the Microwave
Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 1pm
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, January 20, 2017

Machine Quilting......Frayed Edge Quilt

I spent the day doing what I love to do...

Free Motion.......Machine Quilting

This quilt was created by:

It is one of the many comfort quilts they 

create  each year and gift 

to members of their community.

I have quilted a few of these frayed edge

quilts over the years...

You need to leave the raw edges 

of the hearts free,

no stitching over the edges of the heart shapes,

they need to fray up when they are 

washed and dried.

This close up view shows the edges

of the heart shapes...

I stitch about a half inch in from the edges.

The background requires very dense quilting...

I stitched tiny loop d loops.

I stitched curls on the dark blue

inner border...

Not much will show in the yellow floral border

so I stitched random plume shapes.

After 6 hours of quilting...

This Frayed Edge Heart Quilt is ready to

hand off to the next quilter for binding.

Then it will be washed and dried 3 times...

it will fray and shrink up and get oh, so yummy!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi