A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cheryl's Article in QA Magazine

I was flipping through my QA magazine that came in the mail yesterday, and was surprised to see an article by Cheryl on embellishing quilts with LED electronics.

Congratulations, bet you're happy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Distortion & Dyeing

Check out the new work I put on my blog this morning--it's a new technique I'm exploring, and this is my first "semi-completed" project. Let me know if it might be something you're interested in doing this January!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Can't wait til Christmas

because that will mean we are starting on our adventure. I am very excited about our group and all that we will learn about each other, techniques and our art.
You probably don't know this but I wrote my master thesis on co-housing communities and whether they engendered a sense of community. A large part of my writing involved defining community: what exactly is it; and how it is created. One form of community that was just on the horizon were online communities. This was in the late 90's. In the twelve years since I did my research, online communities have grown exponentially just as our use of the web and other electronics like the smart phone, MP3, Wii, ebooks and others have.
I don't think I gave online communities much thought back them and I am amazed at how many Yahoo groups, blogs and online educational programs I am involved in.
There was much fear and skepticism about the "brave new world" coming over the last half of the last century. I didn't fear it because I couldn't imagine it. My many imaginings were more along the lines of jet cars and space travel.
I must say, I have come to love all the wonderful elecronic gadgets I use daily. My computer (I have 3: one netbook for travel, one laptop and my Big Girl desktop), my MP3 player loaded with audiobooks and my DVR.
These wonderful creations have brought YOU to me. You are my delightful online community.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lots of stuff

I don't know if Judith wants me to post this here yet, so I put it on my blog. It is my fabric dyeing gradation experiment.

Judith....................The place looks fabulous! Great job, thank you :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I am assuming Judith did the logo and I LOVE it. How do we get the image to stick on our website. (This is so exciting!!)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


HEY! What happened to the words Then we burn it?
I love that and I loved it woven into the banner.
THAT's the phrase that caught my attention.
I miss it.
I really do.
sigh...................... :( Bea

Monday, November 1, 2010

From Southwestern Wisconsin..............

Where this artist just think setting things on fire is very cool. Ok, not everything but burning holes into fabric, whoooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. What a great idea and thanks for including me.

Perhaps now, my TO TRY list, over in the studio, will get some action. :)Bea