Student work from Visions/Revisions

October 10, 2012

Since I got home from my class with Carol Soderlund in Ohio, I’ve been busy trying to catch up on real life – grocery store, bank, pharmacy, post office, etc., etc. Now I can take a breath and post a few more photos!

Since there were only five of us in the class, there aren’t too many images to share. But there was some wonderful work done, and here it is.










These are a few of the pieces Debbie worked on. The dark piece was so deep and rich. The other two pieces reflect Debbie’s desire to work with soy wax. She got some great patterning! Debbie joined us all the way from Ottawa, Canada.

Penny was focused on experimenting with line, pattern and color using stamps and other marking techniques. She got so much done! Great textures, especially for landscapes.











Penny has taken Carol’s color mixing class and was using her book to mix colors. In fact, everyone but me had taken color mixing, but I’m going to take it next October!!

Lisa spent the week working with polyester dyes. She had some gorgeous fabrics that she brought along to show. Most of the time she was creating a palette of colors, but she managed to create a few pieces of fabric as well.








Julie was in Elin Noble’s class with me in the spring. She brought several of the fold-and-clamp pieces to work on in Carol’s class. She really created some stunning and beautiful work shown in this series of photos.































And me, I worked on several pieces, screen printing with dye, bleaching agents and glue/foil. I got to try everything I asked for and more, putting some soy wax on a piece that I haven’t yet dyed. None of these pieces are “finished” but some are close. I really enjoyed using Thiox on the commercial black fabric. And I loved the thermafax screens for patterning.

Here I’m pointing at an image created with bleach. The sharper images were made with Thiox, and you may also see the same design stamped with thickened green dye. It’s very interesting to me how differently bleach and Thiox discharge color.











The black piece on the right was discharged with three layers, the lightest of which doesn’t show up here. It was a weak mixture of Thiox, a strong mix of Thiox and then thickened bleach. I think it still needs a little  something – maybe a little metallic paint applied with an airbrush? The piece on the left is getting a little glitter with some screened glue that will hold some metallic foil – purple? fuschia? blue? Haven’t decided yet.

The last day I Thioxed two black pieces, one with a therofax screen of Carol’s and one rolling paste over a woven placemat. Great textures. The second piece will need more work. To be posted later, as I complete the various fabrics.










It was a wonderful opportunity to study with Carol. We all hope she writes a book sometime soon so we can all have the benefit of her expertise. She’s a wonderful teacher, especially as this class demanded her  presentation of so many diverse techniques. And, I have to say that the Crow Barn is the best of venues for any study. More photos when I’ve had a chance to do some more work!

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3 responses to “Student work from Visions/Revisions”

  1. Thelma Bradshaw

    Looks like such an awesome class! Playing with thiox and thickened bleach is on my soon to do list.
    And you will love Color Mixing 1. I just had the advantage of taking the class the week before this one. So awesome, and finally got my book all taped. 3087 swatches of beautiful color!!! You will so love that class. Carol does such an awesome job teaching , I’m still in awe!!!
    Hope to get my pics posted soon, just been to busy getting my book finished and all. Will let you know when they are posted so you can see the beautiful palettes you will learn to dye in that class.


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