I finally got a chance to photograph the scarves I've made a couple of weeks ago, and sent them to my website store. They almost make me long for the cool days and swishy coats of fall. We've had a warm July, I believe. Looking forward to cool.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
I've never tried to paint with thickened dyes. It's fun, and this trial taught me that if I was to use this method of working, I'd better get my own set of images and style. Just knowing it works is worth the trial, and I'll see how to integrate this technique into the work I have.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Someone who loves my fabric, and shows it by buying it, wanted to put the cotton printed stuff as chair covers for her dining room chairs. I used a lightweight cotton canvas for my dining room chairs, and am happy to make her some. New up on the print table.
Monday, July 27, 2020
Over a month back I showed you a piece my son-in-law commissioned for sound absorbing panels. I printed and painted on white unprimed linen, that was stretched over a frame and stuffed with Rock Wool. Here's the installation. I'd like it even if it didn't absorb.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
This yard that I've printed will go up on my website shop. It's the kind of design that is what I center medallion, or square in a square. Might just whole cloth quilt it and call it a shower gift. Just a suggestion. www.patpauly.com/shop
Saturday, July 25, 2020
I'm getting ready to send out my The New Big Leaf pattern for my upcoming virtual class. Which means updating the pattern, the instructions, and more photos to explain how I do it. Just in case you have the pattern and not me in a virtual class. This piece says just about everything you need to know. Class is still open at www.patpauly.com/virtualclasses
Friday, July 24, 2020
Here's a bundle unrolled from it's steam bath. I'm trying to keep the whites pure and set that dark as well. These three now go off to rinses and then washes. Then more bundles to steam. Next week is print week. Yipee!
Thursday, July 23, 2020
I think I've finally got the hang (no pun intended) of steaming these mostly white background pieces. It took some Amazon purchasing for a big pot, some major trial and big error, but I'm starting to get A's for results. Better than Es for effort. Onward!
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Well, it was just a matter of time before I got round to adding The New Big Leaf as a virtual class. So, now you can be part of the class and get this pattern to make a freezer-paper based template. This is made with my hand dyed fabric and is about 24" x 24". You know where -- www.patpauly.com/virtualclasses
Monday, July 20, 2020
Jo was in my New Big Leaf class years ago. She didn't do much in the class time, but emerged with this beauty afterward. That's just how she rolls. Pretty stunning. I just put up the Virtual New Big Leaf class on website. Mind you, my pattern ain't this. But you can do this later on your own just like Jo. Maybe.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
In light of the comet swooshing across the sky, I offer this "Take Two" piece. I've just put up the Take Two Virtual Class on my website for September 15-16. It's a two day class where we design and composition, and end with working with just two fabrics. Think about it: www.patpauly.com/virtualclasses
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
With a few cuts, and a few fabrics, this piece takes on a life. I know there no plan in place when it started, just some yardage and a hunch that it could amount to something. This is the end of a week of Graphic Design in Abstract Quilts. Thank you my class! Enjoyed you all.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
I've been watching five women work on design walls this week, and one of them sent this portrait of me and my design wall. It's the end of the day, the lights are dimmed, and time to reflect. Always a good learning space. Always.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Monday, July 13, 2020
Abstract was the buzz word today for the week long design class. This exercise had to marry great shapes with great background. Mine (above) was pale compared to what the class did. No problem with that, I'm glad to see better outcomes!
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
For printing, I mix pots of thickened dye and hope to use them over the five day session. I've also got a gallon of clear print paste. My ending prints take on a "what's left" vibe, with red usually the last to be used. Took me an evening to clean up table, screens. And it's not usually this wild, but it is Friday night.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Monday, July 6, 2020
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Often I'll declare "I like this one", but there must be a why. Like a good critique. So, the turquoise color is strong, buffered by a dark blue. The range from light to dark, and the scale of the graphic is large enough -- not so small to go unnoticed. And it's wonderfully messy, with the look of the hand. Nice to me.