Sun Printing and Other Fabric Painting Techniques

Learn to paint using Pebeo setacolor fabric paints on cotton.  Special effects techniques such as sun printing and using salt will be explored. Create your own fabric for a special landscape, shaded fabric for a flower you wish to appliqué, yardage for a special sky or backgrounds for an embroidery. You will learn how to mix colours and apply the paints.  A demonstration using Derwent Inktense pencils will also be given. Comprehensive notes provided.

Festival of Quilts Easy Demos

Using Inktense Pencils to Create Appliqués-Students watch as I put my adult colouring skills to work and use Derwent inktense pencils to create my own appliqué pieces. You will learn some of the tricks for colouring realistic images and then adding water to turn them into beautifully shaded fabrics. Using the basic maple leaf I will walk you  through the process of creating one of a kind fabric, adhering a fusible web and cutting out the appliqué free form from the front.  Using this method you don’t have to worry about the bleeding that often occurs if you are colouring directly on a quilt.  Examples of other inktense created fabric appliqués will be shown.

I am able to pass on a discount if you are planning on attending the event. To book tickets simply go to their website  or call 0844 858 6749 and use code WT62 when prompted and you can get a discount!

Raining Cats and Dogs

Wall quilt featuring hand painted background and applique. Juried into the  2017 Canadian Quilters’ Association National Juried show. Size 18 by 14 inches.


3-D Thread applique on painted fabric background.  Matted and framed. Size 14 by 16 inches.

Saint John River

Thread painting on my painted fabric background. Created during my Fredericton Arts Alliance Artist in Residency July 2018.  Theme for the residency was the Wolastoq or Saint John river. Matted and framed under glass. Size 18 by 13 inches.


Thread painting on my painted fabric background. Matted and framed under glass. Size 20 by 17 inches. This piece was chosen for Threadworks :2010 Trees and toured Ontario galleries for 3 years.