Classes, Workshops and Exhibitions           

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Here are some of the comments written on the class feedback questionnaire from some of Ginny's students who attended her classes at Quilt Festival 2007 in Houston, Texas.

"This was one of the best classes I have taken in ten years at International Quilt Festival!"

" Well organized, kept class at a nice pace, very well informed. I really enjoyed this class"

"Ginny is a generous & extremely knowledgeable teacher and artist. She made difficult processes very doable."

"Fabulous! I would take it again at double the price."

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Exhibitions

September 12-15, 2018
Fall AQS QuiltWeek

Paducah, Kentucky
Juried Show:
King Bird of Paradise
Splash!
Twilight in the Garden

September-December, 2018
Exhibition by invitation:
The Nature of a Stitch

Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College
345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362


Workshops for guilds and shops are
also available.

Workshop Titles:

Painting on Fabrics, Design - Then Print, Making Your Own Silkscreens, Paint, Wrap & Roll, Soy Wax Techniques, Thread Painting

One Day Class  $550
Two Day Class  $925
Presentation   $375
(Images, Talk and Artwork)

Workshops: Painting on Fabrics, Design- Then Print, Making your own Silkscreens, Paint, Wrap & Roll!, Soy Wax Techniques, Thread Painting


See three of Ginny's pieces in 500 Art Quilts, by Lark Books and more of her work in the book, Lonestars III, published in 2011.


More information on class techniques can be found at my websites: FabricPaintings.com
MakeScreens.com

Feel free to call or email with any questions. (281) 415-9688, eckleyginny@gmail.com

I look forward to a fun, dynamic time creating with you!

Ginny Eckley
2423 Kings Forest Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339


Website by V V Graphics, LLC

Studio Classes Available

Ginny is available to give lectures and teach classes for you and your group. Download the current class list here. Classes can be mixed or combined to meet your needs!

Gorgeous Scarves, Banners & Table Runners, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
July 27-28, 2019
We'll be combining Dyes and paints, on lovely silk fabrics. Silk takes color so beautifully, with rich colors and a soft lustre. Just touching silk charmuese is luscious!

We'll dye the silks, then add imagery and paint, making depth and layers, that will have admirers wondering "How did you make that?" Totally fun with lots of opportunities to increase your skills as you learn. Taught in beautiful upstate New York at Sugar Maples, Center for the Creative Arts. Course WE-04. To enroll visit Catskillmtn.org.


Dye and Print : Scarves, Banners and Table Runners10 am-5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
August 24-25, 2019
Guild House, Art Square Studios II,
2327 Commerce, Suite 106,
Houston, TX 77002

Using two widths of silk scarves, create layers of dyed and printed silks, which are easily transformed onto a wooden hanger for a wall hanging or with minimal stitching a table runner. You can also create scarves to wear! We start the class using 12" x 14" silks to understand the process of dyeing and printing. Using silk charmeuse we will dye to create a background pattern of your choice. While that dries, we'll play with silk organza. It is amazing! Despite being sheer, it is easy to print and paint on. The next phase of class is creating on silk scarves. We will be using a wide silk charmeuse, then your choice of a second scarf, a narrower silk charmeuse, organza or a fun jacquard pattern. Whether you create a banner, table runner, or scarves to wear, you will learn to dye silks, print imagery and add details with paints.
$60 Kit fee due to instructor the day of class - Kit includes notebook with instructions, tips and supply sources, 2 silk scarves, silk to learn on, silkscreens for printing, paint brush and palette, putty knife, foam brushes. Use of dyes, paints, fleece and anything else you need!
To enroll visit: Contemporary Handweavers of Houston.



Silk Studio:
You love the look & feel of silk; now enjoy creating with this amazing fabric. A variety of silks will be used, from Charmeuse to Organza. You will learn which techniques to use for precise control, and others that are best for texture, surprises and color.

From painting to dyeing, soy wax and silkscreening, this is a chance to try it all!



Paint, Print & Enhance:
Layers of painting and printing create amazing depth and intrigue. From creating background textures to detailed imagery, you will learn to mix colors, create dynamic combinations, and techniques that enhance your imagery.

Techniques include silkscreen printing, painting and dyeing.



Landscapes!
We have all been influenced by nature's beauty. Capture that awesomeness in all its rich colors using paint on fabric. From metallic to transparent paints and mediums to thickeners, learn how to achieve outstanding results.

We'll spend time practicing, then focus on creating imagery from nature.

Wear it with Flair!
Love to show your artful flair, but not interested in sewing the whole garment? Print and paint on finished clothing!

This was printed, painted and outlined on a silk skirt and blouse. Learn the techniques on fabric, then progress to adding design and color to your garment. Light colored garments allow a wider range of colors, so keep this in mind when choosing what to bring. Dark colors will require opaque and metallic paints.

This tunic has amazing embroidery, but needed another layer to soften it. A simple leaf screen was added next to the beading, and around the bottom of the sleeves. This was printed, painted and outlined on a silk skirt and blouse. I have also found this process a lifesaver for garments that I love, but have a flaw or stain.

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Created on Silk Habotai. Image was drawn on fabric. Fabric was stretched. Soy wax was brushed over entire piece. Using a tool, the wax was removed, following the design lines. Then Colorhue Dye was brushed onto fabric.

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Dyed, the silkscreening done by a student in Tokyo, Japan

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