September 12, 2008

A small but very happy group just enjoyed a marvelous three days with Lesley Riley playing with Lutradur – the “wonder” fabric! I call it the “wonder” fabric because Lesley showed us how to paint it, stamp it, use a heat gun to create a lacey affect, and cut the edges with a Creative Textile Tool. We also learned to transfer images onto the Lutradur using an acrylic gel medium with images printed on acetate sheets. More fun!

Here is the group at dinner. What a happy group!

I was lucky enough to be able to participate in this class (on and off as the work schedule allowed!) and had a blast. This is the book in process that I created.

Here is the book in process by Susan Settle. I just loved the rich brown color she achieved painting the Lutrador.

This is a shot of Lesley’s work and a selection of quotes printed on fabric that she provided for the class to use.

More wonderful work. One of the benefits of the small class sized is that everyone really go to spread out their stuff all over the place!

This is Julie Struthers at play!

And finally, here is the Lutradur master herself, Lesley Riley.

I know you must all feel miserable about missing such a fun class, but don’t worry. Lesley will be back again in 2010! I can’t wait.