Wednesday, September 30, 2009

discharged fabrics

Here are some pictures of fabric I discharged last week during Carol's class. For the first one a doormat was placed under the fabric - which was blue Kona - and than I used a foam roller to apply thickened thiox over it.

For both other pieces binder clips and rubber bands were used. The difference in pattern is because I fanfolded the fabric in a different way and probably placed the binder clips in a different fashion. The next step was to immerse the fabric into a thiox bath. Handdyed fabric discharged way quicker than commercial fabric does. After this bath I used different colors of Procion mx dyes.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The last couple of weeks I had no time to blog, because I was here:
This is the building in which ProChem has its offices and gives workshops. I was there to take 2 5-days classes with Carol Soderlund. The coming days I'll post pictures of some of the fabric I created there, but first I have to iron it. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

lino cutting

With a group of friends I am taking Dijanne Cevaal's lino cutting class. On this picture you can see my first result. It is a positive/negative cutting of a poppy leaf. As lino I used the very soft Adigraf. This material is only 3 mm deep, so I have to be careful that I don't cut too deep. The big advantage of this material is that it is so easy to cut. I have one more sheet of it, so if I have enough time later this week I can show you another cutting.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Discharged fabric continued

Two weeks ago I showed you the discharged fabric. Initial discharge was done with bleach and for the text I used discharge paste. Here is a detail picture of it:
I decided to keep the quilting as simple as possible, only a stitching around all the individual characters with a rusty/brown colored thread. I used this fabric to create a quilt for the Dream challenge. My initial idea was way to complicated to finish in the set time. In other words I am working on too many things to get this done in time :-), but this is a good substitute.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


One of my quilts "Do you want to come along?" got published in the Quilters News. This is the quarterly magazine of the Dutch Quilters Guild. It feels strange - but very good - to see your quilt in a magazine and read about it. I am not going to phrame the article but I will make certain that I don't loose or misplace it.