Skill Levels: 2-5
“For several years I have been exploring the use of various non woven materials in my fiber art.They have been a wonderful addition to traditional fabrics, extending the range of expression that can be achieved.” ~Betty Busby
This 2-day workshop explains different types of non-woven materials: ways to produce images with them and methods to incorporate them into art quilting. The first part of the workshop will involve painting the non-woven material. We, then, fuse the material and cut it out—to be used for decorative elements. The non-woven shapes are then paired with woven fabrics that are trimmed to fit and can then be used to create a quilt top. In addition, I have developed new ways of painting fabrics. Students can make samples using my methods and materials and combine them with the non-woven elements, as desired. I am also more than happy to assist students with making their own designs and patterns. The aim of the class is to give each student many exciting ideas to experiment with. *Check the Materials list for what to bring!
Betty Busby graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a major in Ceramics.
She founded and operated a ceramic tile manufacturing firm in Los Angeles and sold it after 18 successful years before moving to New Mexico. She is an award-winning quilter who currently lives and works in Albuquerque, NM. A published fiber artist and teacher, Betty maintains a busy national and international exhibition schedule. See more of her work @ www.bbusbyarts.com
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