Fabricating Faces Workshop by Marilyn Wall

My self portrait

My self portrait

NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase hosted a lecture and workshop by Fiber Artist Marilyn Wall this past week. The workshop was called Fabricating Faces. We learned how to posterize a photo using Photo Shop Elements and then build a portrait using 4 different values of a single color fabric.

Here is how mine looked as I added layers to my portrait.

Two layers

Two layers

Three layers

Three layers (incomplete)

Layer 4

Four layers

In this final picture I haven’t completely finished my portrait. She showed us how to add the “glint” in the eyes with white paint or marker at the very end. I haven’t fused all my pieces down yet and done this eye detail which will make a difference as you can see in some of the photos below.

Marilyn Wall was such a delight to have as an instructor. If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, be sure you don’t miss out. Here are some other participants projects from the NeedleChaser’s workshop.

Marge Stemble's work

Fabrication Marge Stemble

Photo

Photo of Alice’s grandson

Fabrication by Alice Giancola

Fabrication by Alice Giancola

Photo of Donna's dog

Photo of Donna’s dog

by Donna Jacobs

Fabrication by Donna Jacobs

Pam's grand neice

Pam’s grand neice

Fabrication by Pam Zurer

Fabrication by Pam Zurer

Fabrication by Debra Lamb-Mechanick

Fabrication by Debra Lamb-Mechanick

Fabrication by Jan Gavin

Fabrication by Jan Gavin

As you can see, there was quite a variety of fabric colors and prints and they all turned out a little different.

Thank you to Marilyn Wall for teaching us this fun technique!

More workshop photos added after original post:

Fabrication by Renuka Algama

Fabrication by Renuka Algama

Fabrication by Clover Kemp

Fabrication by Clover Kemp

 

Fabrication and thread work by Joan Stogis.

Fabrication and thread work by Joan Stogis.

 

 

 

4 Comments

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4 responses to “Fabricating Faces Workshop by Marilyn Wall

  1. donna

    You did such a nice job of compiling the faces. I found the workshop fascinating. I love my finished piece and cannot wait to do another.

  2. Jan G

    I think the class was really successful. She was a terrific instructor. I love the way the pieces came out.

  3. Sandy J. Selig

    That is so cool!! I especially love the cavalier king Charles!!!!

  4. Very interesting workshop! Your work looks great and only 4 layers, that doesn’t sound much at all. Thanks for visiting at my blog/ skirt. It is an easy pattern, I will try it again.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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