Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tsukineko All Purpose Inks in St. Paul

My Tsukineko Inks class was a large one with 25 students. In this class I teach two different techniques for applying the inks to fabric. 

In the first half of the class we use a dry brush method with the Fantastix applicators that are dipped into the ink. Using the Fantastix pen tools are kind of like dipping a marker into an ink well and drawing with it. 

In the second half of the class we use paint brushes, mixing the inks on a palette and work on light hand dyed fabrics. 

These inks are really wonderful because they do not change the hand of the fabric and once they are heat set they are permanent.

I'll be teaching two classes using Tsukineko Inks in Houston at International Quilt Festival, November 1st and 3rd, I'd love to see you there!


  1. I see someone picked the "blueberries" ;)

    I highly recommend this class! It's tons of fun and you learn so much. It's a day well spent!

  2. It was a fun class--lots of possibilities with the inks!

  3. I have not used their paints yet, but I do love their walnut stains. I like the idea of being able to mix colors and creating my own shades without having to buy too many paints.


  4. Sue, i realized after class i didn't get a photo of your beautiful fish, I hate when that happens!

  5. Beautiful work by your students, Judy.

  6. I finally ordered some inks this week because I've been drooling over them ever since you first mentioned them on your blog. I'm excited to try them next week when they come in. It's too bad I can't make it to Houston to play with them in your class. Your students are doing amazing things!


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