Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
It did not turn out as I had expected, but I am going to do some more experimenting met transparant paint as I love the way it turned out.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Judi, I put the fabric in my suitcase and mail it to you when I am in the US.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Here are two pictures of the same fabric. The one on the left is how it looked first, dyed with golden yellow. For the second step I applied Elmer's glue on it. For this I used what was probably the wrapping of a box of chocolates, one of those plastic containers with a motif on it. I applied the glue with a foam brush, pressed it lightly on top of the fabric and repositioned it. Let the glue dry for 24 hours. For the final over dyeing I used cayman island green and mixed the dye powder with soda ash water. Because the glue is watersoluble I did not want to use lwi but applied the dye mixture with a foam brush on to the fabric. After batching, washing and rinsing it looks like the picture on the right.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
After a week of (im)patient waiting I could open the plastic bags with the pounded fabric. This is what they look like. I used different textile paints (Trapsuutjies, Setacolor opaque and Probrite) diluted with water. Because paints were used instead of dyes the hand of the fabric changed a little bit. Each piece of fabric is the size of a fq.
As this is my 100 posting I am giving one of these fabrics away. All you have to do to make a chance of winning one of them is to leave a comment behind the coming week. Next Sunday I will pick a name.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
And here the the 2 other quilties I made for this swap. I finished them yesterday but Blogger did not allow me to post pictures. For these quilties I used handdyed fabric, small buttons and beeds. This swap is now completed. I can put them in an envelop and into my bag. As I will go to the US next month, I intend to mail them from there.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Jacqueline gave me (and 9 other Dutch bloggers) a nomination for blog 'that gave her inspiration and made her appreciate the blogosphere'. I am honored! Don't forget to check her blog, she makes lovely things.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
On my Surfacing group we are starting a complex cloth round robin this month. Yesterday I dyed this fq for it using some left over dyes in blue, red and bright yellow. It will go into the mail to Vicky today so that she can add her layer to it the coming month.
And because I have still spare time
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
With my dyeing group we are doing a stamping swap this month. On the pictures you can see the fabric I created. I used different commercial stamps, a styrofoam carved stamp, a tjap and a sponge to create this complex cloth effect. All was done with thickened procion dyes. The colors I used were boisenberry, brightest blue, stormy grey, lemon yellow and turquoise.