Sunday, March 28, 2010
These are the results I got from layered silk painting. They looked like a mess before steam setting and washing them out. Once they were washed and ironed they were really very lovely. I was experimenting with colors I usually do not use that much. I have gone on to create enough fabric to make something with these very stunning colors. I'll show you the results next time. We will be doing this same techinque again on Wednesday so you might want to add some silk screens for interest and texture. See you then.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This is for Trey. He wanted pirates and in a way it is. The back is pirate print fabric, but I figured he would grow up and this will be the only quilt I will make him (I still have 14 to go) so the pirate ship, treasure chest, Jolly Roger, and various denezins of the deep are in the quilting.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
That is the question I so often hear. Well, it is up to you to deciede what you want to do. There are several choices.
I will bring the Procion Dye and from there the choice will be yours.
If you like to work in a group 3-4 you can do a 24 step set of gradation dyed 1/2 or 1/4 yard cotton pieces.
If you want a smaller project bring a few yards of cotton and a plastic bin with a lid and do low water immerision.
If you stitch or tie some fabric in patterns you can shibori dye it.
Or lay out a sheet of plastic and "splish and splash" the dye on.
There are several options. See you Wednesday in your rubber gloves.
Here we go again. Show and Tell was great the very first day as you can see. We have a full class and will be doing a variety of techniques. Some old and a few new. I am posting the schedule.
Painting, Dyeing and Discharging Fabrics
3/3 Introduction and Demonstrations
3/10 Procion tray dyeing BRING YOUR FISH QUILTS
materials needed: FOR GLENDALE QUILT SHOW
cotton or rayon fabric pre-washed
plastic bins with lids shiboir techniques:
rubber gloves PVC pipes
string or needle and heavy thread
3/17 Twisted Chiffon
3 yards silk chiffon electric drill
3/24 Layered Silk Painting
stretcher bars 36”X36” or long scarf sizes
silk fabric or scarves
3” foam brush
3/31 Layered Silk Painting continues
4/7 SPRING BREAK NO CLASS
4/14 Seta Color or Dynaflow paint
Silk or cotton fabrics
Order the paints from Dharma Trading Company
4/21 Seta Color or Dynaflow continues
4/28 Discharge (removing dye from fabric)
dark fabrics old CD’s
string wood blocks
5/5 Discharge continues
5/17 Breakdown Printing
blank silk screen
fabric to print on