Sunday, March 25, 2012

Last Word

 I love thickened dye!   Just a few blobs and squiggles and there are flowers.  WOW!
 Detail of the motif on the blouse below.    Easy, peasy.
See you later

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Great results

 We have painted on cotton and silk with thickened dye and it has been great fun.  Colleen is showing off her cotton painting.
 Rose Marie shared a revision that made a big difference in the 2 scarf jacket.  The fit is greatly improved.  Her customers are going to love it.
 Leslie turned her cotton painting into a darling quilted wall hanging.  We all agreed that the black and white striped border was perfect.
 Who knew Zentangle could be accomplished in painted silk?  Lovely scarf.
 Betty's work is being admired by her classmates.  This is thickened dye on silk.  The mottled effect in the swirl was a total surprise.  Sometimes the fabric just does what it wants to do regardless of what we may want.  Who knows where it will go from here?
I leave for Italy on Monday . Since I am not tech savvy enough to post from foreign countries this will be it until I return.  That doesn't mean we won't all be creating while I am gone does it?  NO! NO! NO!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What will your project be?

Here is what my project is.  I painted the fabric with both some liquid and then after that was dry I used thickened dye to make the details.
Steam set it and sewed it into this top which I will be taking with me to Italy.  I love the thickened dye method of putting color onto fabric.
I'll be looking forward to what you are planning to do.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Glendale Quilt Show

This is our display at the Glendale Quilt Show.
Lots of people were commenting on it.  While I was there I explained it to several people and they were very interested in what and how we had done it.  They did not display all that went over there, but what they did show sure looked good.
           Way to go girls!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Work in progress

These are some of the student work being done in class.  They are not yet finished, but just look at how wonderful they are.
 What will we see at "Show and Tell?"
 Leslie got FREE.
 Pat added two more lilies, can't wait to see the results.

 These are the iris I did with the silk just smoothed out over plastic sheeting.  I love the dotty line that happened.
 These poppies (yes, they are supposed to be poppies) were done on stretcher bars.  Because the fabric was smoother and taut the black lines were smoother.
THis scarf was ironed to freezer paper first and then painted with the dye.  Again because the fabric was taut the lines were smooth.  This technique of using thickened acid dye is a winner.  I hope you have your plans for what you will be doing on Wednesday.  I'm excited!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shirts, shirts,shirts

 It was amazing.  There were about 15 shirts that came back for :Show and Tell"  all done the same method and everyone was different.  Not just in color but the technique looked different on everyone.
I love it!
 I couldn't download all of them, but just thesse few show how varied they were.

 This one was silk
THis one had  Lurex in the knit and nylon lace on the sleeves.  Tomorrow I will try and post the results of today as We painted with thickened dye.  It was great!  And to think that I couldn't sleep last night; because I was nervous that the projects wouldn't turn out today.  I will sleep tonight; because everything was stunning.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Play Date

 I had a play day with Joan and we made necklaces out of scraps, beads and what ever else we could find in the stash.  This one is a Doshi scrap of linen.
 This one is made from Hanah Hand dyed silk satin ribbon.  Seed beads added by hand.
Another Doshi scrap this time in silk.  They are a more tailored style of necklace.  Very fun.
More information about how to make them later

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New classes started

 New classes have started, but show and tell continues to be worth the price of admission.  You are all so great!   This is a wall quilt Betsy did in my class at Ginger's.  Watch out little BIrdies.
 Rachel shared her stunning top made from a variety of silk dye techniques.  Way to go!
 Midge has been off learning more about photo prints on fabric and shared this creation of a lily
 Jo put her Friendship Group to work on this most wonderful quilt.
 Myrna always does the most exciting things with ethnic fabrics and a little of this and that.  She had gotten a pair of pants from Leslie to start this wardrobe addition.
Then we went to work on painting on cotton with thickened Procion dyes.  Next week we will see a few results.  They have to batch for 12 to 24 hours to set the dye.
Next class bring silk or silk scarves and we will paint with thickened acid dyes on the silk.  More fun is in store.