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.
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.
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!
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4 responses to “Fabricating Faces Workshop by Marilyn Wall”
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.
I think the class was really successful. She was a terrific instructor. I love the way the pieces came out.
That is so cool!! I especially love the cavalier king Charles!!!!
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.