Sunday, February 28, 2016
Mary Lou's Workshops and What Is Wrong with your Stash - it's fun
A lightgivers is a print with light, medium and dark all built into one fabric.
I came trim a painting background and owned a studio with my Father.
Most painters know that your number one goal is to create light in your paintings. Light pulls your eye into the surface of any art piece,
Somehow quilters do not know this lesson.
Above is a new fabric fr Benartex. I bought this in every color. Look at the built in light!
Of the values and shades of turquoise. Compare it to a fabric with only three dots (in turquoise) and uou will see how flat it is.
What companies I like for buying lightgivers fabrics. First of all the fabric needs many of the same color family on the selvage and then you look
At it for light second and changing of values. Lay a flat fabric next to it and see the light come forth.
My favorite three companies for light givers are Timeless Treasures, Alexander Henry and Benartex. Keep in
Mind other companies do these and Hoffman and Robert Kaufman can also be quite good. Batiks naturally can be light givers but avoid tones and fabric with white mixed in.
Sewing with a cute stash and tge reverts of light and color.
Wanna learn more?
Join us at my retreat in June- Happy Hen's Retreat my website below-
Or at Cedar Lakes West Virginia in Apr
or at Asilomar (full
This year.) check my schedule for other opportunities !
Write to Lattegirl@aol.com. To be a Part of our fun retreat. We have a couple openings for happy quilters!