Carol R. Eaton Designs

Carol R. Eaton Designs

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Stool Art!

Although it's not wall art I'm going with Stool Art! I needed a pop of color so I pulled out the fabric paints and got busy. 

I decided on canvas to give the stool some durability. Using earth tone Seta Color fabric paints I swirled and splattered the paint.

I sprinkled some salt across the surface at the end to see if I could get a little movement going. 

It was such a quick and fun project my goal is to create multiple covers to change out for holidays and special occasions! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Studio is Taking Shape and Creativity is Taking Over!

Our new community and my new inspiration!
I felt like my wings had been clipped with no creative outlet over the past few months! We moved our household 2,000 miles west, got the elderly cat settled, met the neighbors (they are lovely!), unpacked and got our living space set up. Next up... a sneaky respiratory bug that I am just about to shake! When I put my head up and take a deep breath I feel good about the progress and can't keep a smile off my face when I see those beautiful Rocky Mountains. 

I have temporary studio space set up that is the beginning of something grand! My ultimate goal is to have separate wet and dry work spaces so I can splish-splash with my dyeing and still have a clean designated space for inventory, designing and sewing. The builder quotes are coming in and I look forward to a full working studio in a few months! 

Happy 2017!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Moving Boxes Everywhere!

My-O-My... the stacks of boxes grows every week! I knew I would have a lot of boxes devoted to just the studio but 35.... that was a surprise! The box count covers only supplies that fit into boxes; I have racks and bolts of fabric and  batting that refuse to be boxed! 

I'm twitching to get started on projects and create the designs rolling around in my brain... just another few weeks and we can unpack on the other end!!! 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Final Fabric Sale in Connecticut!

I have one final vending gig in Connecticut before I head west to Denver! Please join me at the Farmington Valley Quilt Guild's show, "We the Quilters...". Stop by my booth to say hi and fondle some fabric!

October 22 / 10:00 - 5:00
October 23 / 10:00 - 4:00

University of Hartford
Gengras Student Union
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 

I hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fresh Beginnings!

The good news is we are moving to Denver - the bad news is my studio has been packed up and out of reach until we are resettled! I have never lived outside of New England so it's a pretty big deal to head to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It's a fabulous adventure waiting to ignite! I will resurface sometime in late November with new inspiration... see you then!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Final Dyeing Workshop of the Season!

The final dyeing workshop of the season was an energetic and delightful experience! Everyone brought their adventurous spirits and some truly creative fabric was made! Once again we were hot and a wee bit slimy from the New England weather but it did not dampen the enthusiasm! 
Standing: Dayle, Diane, Dwight, Me, Cathleen, Debra, Cathy & Sue
Kneeling: Alyson, Linda & Rita

Some beautiful examples of screening with thickened dye! 

Dwight, Diane and Alyson are deciding on their color palettes! 

Rita and Linda have some great pieces in the works.
Rita chose ferns and Linda went for the abstract! 

Dwight used some garden floral as a design here but his first piece was a "snowflake" design created from freezer paper... so cool! 

Roz was my lovely assistant today!
I could not have set up and taken down without her help. 

Another beautiful clothesline filled with fabric art work! 

Sue was going for the texture of the driveway combined with grass clippings - I love the creative process! 

Of course there is always an after-party! Can you guess Roz's favorite fabric color! 
We also did some Confetti and Ice Dyeing but I complexly forgot to take pictures! There were a ton of really vibrant and fabulous fabrics made... bad teacher forgetting to take pics!