Laura Murray is an award winning quilter, with a keen interest in surface design techniques such as dyeing, foiling, screen printing stenciling and stamping. She teaches a variety of methods on ways to use Shiva Paintstiks to create original designs on fabric, for use in garments and quilts. These techniques are easy to learn and require no artistic talent. Laura has developed her own line of stamps and stencils, and created several breakthrough techniques using her stamps, fusible web and paintstiks to create amazing, layering designs without the need for piecing. She teaches and vends at large quilt and sewing shows across the country, and is known for her paintstik expertise, along with the hand dyed silk fabrics and handcrafted buttons found in her booth.
For those who want a hands-on experience on the basic Paintstik® techniques of rubbing, shading, stenciling and drawing directly, the Wonderful World of Paintstiks provides students with the ability to transform a plain fabric into exactly what they need for a project. Using stamps and paintstiks provided as class supplies, learn how to make a kaleisdecope design in Laura’s StarBuilder Sensations class — no sewing required. The technique can be used on garments or for quilts.
Laura’s newest class, Tantalizing Tileworks (pictured below), combines square and curved stamp designs to produce the effect of Mexican Painted Tiles. Blocks completed in class measure approx 5 1/4”.
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