This class will teach you how to create your own art piece by adding texture with fibers. I will show you how to add different fibers like sari yarn, rattail, thread painting, and more to create your piece of art. The sky’s the limit to what you can embellish with. I have used metallic threads, gemstones, feathers, cheesecloth, whatever you love. Many students will have painted their own fabric, then want to embellish it. That is great if you have a wonderful painted piece you want to bring. Otherwise, I would suggest a beautiful batik or hand dyed fabric. Your fabric could have words on it, then embellish around it. There really is no right or wrong in fabric choices.
Deb Deaton received her art degree from the Art Institute of Colorado in 1978. Since then, she has been creating art in many forms; oil, watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, ink, mixed media, and fiber art. Trained by a top London fashion designer and seamstress, Deb began sewing her family's clothes and was a consultant for Colorado's largest Couture Bridal shop.
She began quilting 30 years ago and although she loves to create beautiful quilts, her love of art moved her into art quilting, leading to her launch of DJ's Fiber Arts. She is an award-winning fiber and multi-media artist, creating fiber art quilts, painting her own fabric, embellishing quilts with different fibers and media such as silk, wool, paints, beads and more. Today, Deb is a full-time fiber artist who enjoys sharing her knowledge through the unique and exciting classes she offers, introducing students to the amazing world of art quilts. Her motto is "NO RULES, JUST ART"