Digital Prints on Fabric

Kerby Smith’s class has begun playing with their digital images and printing them on fabric in ernest! When Nancy R came in to pick up the lunch she had ordered, she said “I’m so excited I can’t sit down for lunch. I have to take my lunch back to the studio and keep on going!” Nancy is working with a marvelous collection of photos she has taken of old doors.


These are all images that are printed on fabric. They are using EQ Printables.

Here is a fantastic image created from an original photo by Joan L. Kerby showed the class how to take a copy of the original, skew and swirl it with photoshop, then overlay it with components of the original photo (the tea pots).


This is everyone still at work right through their lunch hour! The excitement is building as the ideas and prints keep coming through.


Digital Photography with Kerby Smith

California professional artist photographer, Kerby Smith, is here this week at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops. He is teaching a 5 day workshop on digital photography, working with PhotoShop Elements and printing on fabric.

The first 2 days of class were spent in the studio. Everyone was set up with their laptop or desktop computers following along as Kerby explained various uses of PhotoShop Elements and how to get the images and the colors you want for printing on fabric or paper.

Today Kerby took the group out for a picture-taking walkabout. It was the perfect Spring day for it, too!

They took pictures around the inn, Greenville Arms 1889 Inn, too. Here is Joan taking a picture of the shop thread display.


And, of course, when the group came in for cookie time, Kerby had to take a picture of his chocolate chip cookie!


Everyone is having a grand time and just can’t say enough good things about Kerby and what a wonderful teacher he is and how patient he is explaining all the technical details of PhotoShop.

Kerby and his wife, Lura Schwarz Smith, co-wrote a fabulous book called “Secrets of Digital Quilting: From Camera to Quilt” with 8 projects and 25 techniques, including inking, painting, and embellishing. I highly recommend it! We sell it in our shop, but you can also pick up an autographed copy directly from Kerby and Lura


Was That One Too Many Pieces of Lavender Chocolate?

Kerby Smith arrived to today in preparation for his workshop “Point and Shoot Fabric”, which starts tomorrow. He arrived while we were all up to our necks making, packing, and shipping chocolate orders (trying to be finished by the time everyone arrives tomorrow!)

Kerby is a professional artist photographer and he will be teaching the students how to take great digital photos and then manipulate them in PhotoShop Elements to create unique artistic expressions. He will then show you how to print the images on fabric to use in art quilts or mixed media collages.

This image is an example of what the class will be exploring! I think the lavender chocolate has gone to his head! This is definitely going to be a fun workshop.

Nancy with Bunnies and Fish.jpg

There is still room in the class, so if you are the spur of the moment type there is still time to sign up! The actual class days will be March 28 thru April 1.