Fusing 101 Online Class Opens

Would you like to learn more about how to work with fusible web? Or are you a fusible web user that needs an etiquette refresher? Then I have the online class for you!

After decades of creating fused art quilts, I have made every mistake in the book! My online class, Fusing 101, helps you avoid those mistakes when working with fusible web. Learn from my experience and successfully create your fused art quilts without the tears and frustration. Learn how to make fused art quilts joyfully!

the online class is priced at only $6.99 and there are bonus items for you too like the coveted graduation certificate from the Chicago School of Fusing.

Learn more about my new online class Fusing 101: How to Work with Fusible Web to Create Art Quilts here!

Thread Dyeing Today

I’ve put it off long enough. Time to start a marathon of thread dyeing. Although it is chilly in my basement studio, the dye stock is mixed and the the formulas ready for a new batch of size 8 or size 12 pearl cotton threads. Here you see the Green Grass colorway in process.

Given some warmth, a few days of ruminating on the wonders of the dye process, and the thread will soon be washed out by hand. Creating hand-dyed thread takes time.

An Exhibit to See

Bluebird with Happiness #2 by Laura Wasilowski

Decades ago, I was encouraged to teach my very first textile class. My kind mentor, Denise Kavanagh, suggested a two-day workshop at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, Illinois. Students created a kimono-like jacket similar to those I made and sold in boutiques throughout the country. Thus began my teaching career!

Bluebird with Happiness #1 by Laura Wasilowski

I no longer teach there but am exhibiting artwork at the Fine Line Kavanagh Gallery. Two of my hand embroideries, Bluebird with Happiness #1 and Bluebird with Happiness #2, are part of the Bird on the Wing exhibit that extends through August 10. I hope you can see it.

This regional arts center has classes in ceramics, jewelry and paper making, dyeing, weaving, glass blowing, and even blacksmithing. You name the art or craft, and the Fine Line has a class for it. It is also a warm and welcoming venue that nurtures artists and beginners like me!