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403 Transfer Paint with Botanical Elements

Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Monday - Thursday

Confident Beginner

Fabric Manipulation

Discover a different kind of paint for fabric. Transfer paints rely on heat to bond with synthetic fibers. They can be layered to look like watercolor wash or applied in more defined shapes. Botanical shapes like dried leaves used as resist shapes give surprising and wonderful results. Used on synthetic fabrics like polyester or poly/cotton blends, brilliant colors result. Textured fabric like lace and texture tools like brushes produce textured pattern. Try some small projects with botanical elements, creating a collection of unique samples, as a starting point for more resolved design opportunities. In this workshop we will work on small projects as well as a larger wall hanging using this fascinating technique of transferring paint to fabric. We will also discuss and demo hand embellishment and machine quilting to enhance the designs. Be ready for some surprising and exiting results. A kit consisting of Transfer paint and instructions will cost $27 which includes embroidery floss for hand stitching, and other necessary tools for the class.

Kit fee -$27

In addition to the regular supply list, a kit consisting of Transfer paint, texture tools, paint mixing and application tools,  instructions and embroidery floss for hand stitching will be provided by instructor.

Check out more color and design ideas at Tone's blog  -  www.tonehaugen-cogburn.blogspot.com

Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Tone was born in Norway and moved to the US in 1987 and has lived most of that time in Maryville, TN. She has found that this is a wonderful place to also find inspiration for quilts, both traditional and contemporary.

Tone loves to experiment with new techniques in surface design, and has decided the sky is the limit, as there are so many new directions in quilting today.  

The same year she moved to Tennessee, she started quilting and has continued ever since. She is inspired by the people and places she visits on her travels home and to other countries. Architectural studies have had a great influence on her quilts, which are often pictorial in nature.  Color and botanical elements has become a large part of her quilts in recent years, and has endless possibilities.

Her quilts have been exhibited in countries including Norway, Denmark, England, France and Japan as well as in national shows like AQS in Paducah and Knoxville, and International Quilt Festival in Houston.

In 2009 she finished a 3-year study on experimental patchwork and quilting through City & Guilds in England, and she continues to pursue more challenging adventures. 


Tone Haugen-Cogburn
319 Jackson Hills Dr.
Maryville, TN  37804

865-659-5252 (cell)