On the home front, we made a visit to Florida in August to help my sister-in-law try to get her mom's home cleaner and safer for her. Mom is now 95 1/2, and spent several weeks recently in the hospital and rehab. She fell and didn't break anything, but has finally realized she can't be living solo. She came home a week ago. We've thankfully been home in Pennsylvania over that time-frame, but have been doing as much to help my sister-in-law as we can do long distance.
|Painterly class samples - NJ class|
The rest of this month will be spent making more samples for the new class I'm teaching at the Quilt & Sewing Festival of New Jersey: Painterly Effects with Various Thicknesses of MX dyes, plus, of course making more inventory!
More teaching news, and I don't believe I never posted about it here on the blog! I will be teaching a five-day introduction to MX dyes in July at Pro Chemical & Dye in Fall River, Massachusetts!!!!!! Thanks so much to Vicki Jensen at Pro Chem for selecting me as an emerging teacher. Now the following is not meant to be hiding my light under a bushel, but it seems likely that the class won't fill up completely. That means those who attend have a good shot at getting a worktable all to themselves! The class is called 'Super-Sized Super MX Sampler' and will include the basics, an intro to different manipulations plus a section just on pipe-wrapping. Then we'll experiment with thickened dyes and with discharge work. My goal is to let you try the Smörgåsbord before you decide on a week specializing in just one technique, er, cuisine.
|Discharge samples on Kona bundle|
Well, that needs to be enough for now. Thanks for reading, and I hope you'll see more here soon - I just have to stick with the resolutions!