From the owner of Distinctive Sewing Supplies, a Canadian retailer of fashion fabrics and indie patterns.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Paintstiks and Laura Murray Designs
While at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, MI, I was fortunate enough to attend a Paintstiks class by Laura Murray. She is an absolute expert on designing with Paintstiks on fabrics. And what I love the most about Laura Murray is that she uses Paintstiks on garments. Her booth display had so many gorgeous garments sewn from patterns of independent pattern companies such as Kayla Kennington, Diane Ericson, Lois Ericson and The Sewing Workshop and embellished with Paintstiks. Laura Murray is also an excellent speaker and teacher; she has lots of interesting stories she uses to share her experiences with students. I am very inspiredto go forth make fabric with Paintstiks using rubbing plates, stamps, stencils and freehand strokes.
If you are attending the Creativ Festival in Toronto next month, you can purchase Paintstiks and Laura Murray stencils at Joanne's Creative Notions booth.