Wednesday, July 29, 2020

More Fabulous Fun with Fabric Paints

Had a lot of fun painting on fabric in my studio barn this past weekend. 
 Here are some of the fabrics I made.

I did a couple Arashi shibori pieces, wrapping the fabric around a wine bottle, then brushing fabric paint on the protruding folded edges.

Above are the finished, ironed pieces. I love how three dimensional they look, even after ironing.

The above piece was first sun-printed and then I silk-screened one of my favorite poems
 by Langston Hughes on top of it.

The piece above and below were made by splattering, splotching and, scrunching.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

New Itajime Quilt

I finished a new art quilt this last week.  It was made from a piece of shibori itajime fabric I made in September of 2014. Itajime is a Japanese shibori technique where fabric is folded and clamped to resist dyes, thus creating patterns.  Prior to using the itajime technique on it, I had low immersion dyed it and stamped it as well. If you want to see more about this fabric just click on my blog posts from September 2014.

Below is a closeup showing the overall spiral quilting designs. 
I used a walking foot very slowly and carefully.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Using Fabric Scraps to Create Cards

One of my friends was commenting on how I hadn't posted in a couple weeks, so I thought I better put something together to show I'm not being a lazy slug. I am finding it a bit difficult to focus on any longterm projects. But I have been doing a little crocheting, and making some cards to send to people in need of them. It's a good way to use up my many scraps.

I layer some fabric strips, weaving them in and out of each other and then start free motion quilting over part of the card. Then I add in more, do more sewing, etc., etc.

They're kind of fun and much faster than making a quilt and just feels right for these times.
I did get into my studio today to do some dyeing, so should be showing the results of those
 later this week.