Sunday, July 31, 2016

Studio Classes Fall 2016

Quilted Escapes Studio
Classes Fall 2016
With Susan J. Jensen
Fibre Artist/Designer/Teacher
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
 Branching Out – Nature’s threadwork!


My First Landscape” - 5 hour class  -  Saturday, Sept. 24/16    10-3pm
In this class you will  learn the techniques to give you the confidence to create a landscape quilt from a photo.  You have a choice of 2 photos to work from to start your landscape journey.   

“Texture in a Landscape” - 4 hour class – Saturday, November 19/16  
10 – 2pm
There are so many ways to create texture using a variety of fibers
to add depth to your landscape piece.  In this class Susan will show
 you just a few that can make your landscape come to life! 

Fabric painting and ice dyeing-  5 hour class    Saturday, October 1/16   10-3pm                          
Learn how to create your own colours and styles using inks, dyes and a variety of fabrics to use in your own quilted landscapes. 


Dippity Doo Dye - 4 hour class – 
Saturday, November  26/16   10-2pm            
What a fun and easy class to do using procion dyes to paint with.   Create a small picture in this class that you can stitch and frame for yourself or as a gift for someone special! 

Classes are $150/person plus supplies (in-studio, if you use Susan’s supplies it’s an additional  $15.00/person)

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Small groups of  4 in her studio.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Small Seascapes

What's fun about fibre art you can make it a large piece or a small piece.  I prefer smaller pieces that I like to frame and living here on the West Coast, the ocean is a great inspiration.  I made a series of 3 pieces using a variety of fibres such as organza, hand dyed silk, wool, eyelash yarn,  and cotton balls.

Tsukienko Inks and Cheese cloth painting day!

It's a sunny afternoon and I'm out on the deck and decided it was a great day to ink up some cheese cloth. Cheese cloth creates wonderful texture to any fibre art piece, and you can create such a lovely array of coloured fibres by using a paint brush, water and inks.  Once they are dry, just heat set them with an iron.

Tomorrow it will be Paj silk and stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I thought I would  take a break from wrapping and as I sit here wondering where the time went!  I have so many ideas but didn't but the time just slipped by. challenge for 2015 is to take
time even if it is 30 mins. a day  to create something small.

 I was invited to join in a post card exchange and the theme was snowflakes.  Here is the one I did which was shipped off to Idaho!  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy Creative 2015!
God Bless.

Monday, March 31, 2014

My "Wabi-Sabi"

As I look for creative ideas on my walks I always find myself taking pictures of old fence posts, broken down barns, rusty gates, rotting tree stumps.  I wasn't sure why, but I always found the beauty in them. Now I know that there is a name for this and  it's called   "Wabi-Sabi"  In Japanese it means  " beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".

Here are some of my photos that I have taken that I would like to do as art piece in and maybe you will see them come to life in a series of fibre art pieces!  Until next time!