Saturday, August 25, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
When you dye your own fabric, you can of course use the dyepowders as they are sold by the companies. Mixing dyepowders yourself is fun and gives sometimes surprising results. This picture shown fabric on which I used a combination of G&K nickel 603 and Dharma marigold 67. The nickel is gradated with 50% water with each f8 and 7,5 cc of marigold was added to each baggy. I had expected a much more greenish fabric but instead I got these lovely colors.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
This is the journal quilt I made yesterday. On my surfacing group we had this month the theme landscape. I printed a picture on a transparency and sliced this into pieces. Three of these pieces I used for this quiltlet. The areas in between are painted with acrylic paint and seed beads are added. The transparency makes it difficult to get a clear picture of it, but I hope you can see it.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I like to make my binders more personal than simply use the ready bought type. For this reason I make a fabric cover and glue this to the binder. At the moment I am preparing 3 of these covers so that I can take them with me on my holiday. he technique I will be using on these is reverse applique. I have found some nice patterns on the internet which I enlarged to the size I want. I am now marking these on my fabric so that I only have to handstitch them when I am in the US.